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Passport Guide for Murphy

Residents of Murphy in Cherokee County, North Carolina have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Murphy can provide you with passport forms or witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you don't need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent). Besides the 1 passport office here in Murphy, there are (139) other passport offices in North Carolina from which you can get a passport application sealed at. If you are not needing a passport for at least (4-6) weeks, you can visit the sole passport acceptance agent listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Murphy, North Carolina and Expedited Passport service options for Murphy.

How to Get a Passport in Murphy, North Carolina

Getting a passport in Murphy is easy, it depends on what type of passport application you are doing and how quickly you need it processed. We've written the following passport guides, it doesn't matter if you are in Murphy or not as the process will be similar regardless of where you are, The standard passport processing times right now are 10 to 12 weeks to receive your passport.

* Anyone applying for a new passport in Murphy will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to Murphy, there is one less than 100 miles from Murphy.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Murphy

Just a quick note about passport renewals because it will save you a lot of time, money, and hassles. It doesn't matter where you are, if you are in Murphy or any other city in North Carolina or any other state for that matter. If you have your old passport that is in good condition, it expired less than 5 years ago (or hasn't expired yet) and you are an adult - you can simply do your renewal paperwork online at the Department of State / Bureau of Consular Affairs and mail it in with new passport photos. It is currently taking 10-12 weeks standard processing or 4-6 weeks for expedited processing. If you need to renew it faster, you MUST have proof of travel and you must visit a regional passport office yourself, the closest ones to Murphy are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expediter.

Passport Office in Murphy, NC

Murphy Post Office
388 Valley River Ave
Murphy NC, 28906

Looking for a passport office in Murphy? There are hundreds of such offices in North Carolina. These local passport offices are typically post offices, county clerk offices, and other government offices (Keep in mind: that not all county clerks, and not all post offices are acceptance agents). These ofices don't issue passports but witness your signature and officially seal your passport application. There is a $35 fee for sealing your application and supporting documentation. Renewals do not need to visit an acceptance agent.

There is only a single passport office in Murphy.

Murphy Post Office
388 Valley River Ave
Murphy, NC 28906

Other passport offices near Murphy North Carolina:

Superior Court Clerk Clay County - Hayesville - 15.7 Miles
Union County Superior Court - Blairsville - 16.6 Miles
Tellico Plains Post Office - Tellico Plains - 17.1 Miles
Superior Court Clerk Blue Ridge GA - Blue Ridge - 18.1 Miles
Clerk of Court Graham County - Robbinsville - 20.2 Miles
Superior Court Clerk Hiawassee GA - Hiawassee - 21.2 Miles
Benton TN - Benton - 25.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Murphy

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Murphy for their passport application sealing needs.

Andrews North Carolina, Young Harris Georgia, Vonore Tennessee, Helen Georgia, Charleston Tennessee, East Cleveland Tennessee, Philadelphia Tennessee, Hopewell Tennessee, Friendsville Tennessee, Walland Tennessee, Alcoa Tennessee, Lenoir City Tennessee, Louisville Tennessee, Demorest Georgia, Cherokee North Carolina, Farragut Tennessee, Highlands North Carolina, Gatlinburg Tennessee, Cornelia Georgia, Baldwin Georgia

Regional Passport Offices Close to Murphy

These are passport issuing facilities. You will need to make an appointment and present proof of upcoming travel but in most cases, you will be able to get passport renewal, new passports, child passports, or a lost passport replacement Same Day or Next Day.

Atlanta Passport Agency - 82.5 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 408.2 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 431.3 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 435.5 Miles
Chicago Passport Agency - 437.4 Miles

Passport Expediting in Murphy, North Carolina

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Murphy. Passport expediting companies charge their own set of fees for their service in addition to the government passport application fee and government expediting fee. The cost gets more expensive the faster your passport is needed and it's actually not any faster than visiting a regional passport office yourself. However, using an expediting service is highly convenient as you won't have to go to a regional passport office yourself (for any DS11 application, you will still need to visit a local acceptance agent to get your documents sealed).

Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting

Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Murphy, North Carolina

What is the application process of getting a passport in Murphy?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Murphy.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to the only passport office in Murphy to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.

For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide

How fast can I get a passport in Murphy?

There are a couple of different methods to getting your passport processed, which route you choose will determine how fast your passport will be received. By going to a passport service office in Murphy, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). You are going to have to do a little bit of a road-trip, the nearest passport issuing facility is The Atlanta Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 82.5 miles from Murphy, but that's where you need to make an appointment. Another option for you may be to use a passport expediting service to go to a regional facility for you.

How much does a passport cost in Murphy?

Unlike drivers licenses and state IDs, passports are a Federal (national) document, it costs the same no matter what city or state you are in, $110 ($145 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $80 ($115 with acceptance agent fee) for child passports. There may be some additional fees and / or expenses that you might need to pay, please see passport fees for an explaination of all passport fees and costs.

Where to get passport photos in Murphy?

One of the most common questions we get asked is where "where should I get my passport photos taken at?" First, have a look at our in-depth passport photo guide so you know everything there is to know about passport photos. Here are the major stores that take and print passport photos near Murphy.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #16253 - Murphy - (6.2 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Hwy 19 & Pleasant Valley
1630 Andrews Rd
Murphy NC 28906
(828) 837-5512
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Murphy Supercenter - (6.4 mi)
Photo Center
2330 Us 19
Murphy NC 28906
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #16101 - Andrews - (15.4 mi)
Southeast Corner Whitaker & Main
286 Main St
Andrews NC 28901
(828) 321-5801
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #16107 - Hayesville - (16.2 mi)
Northwest Corner Highway 64 & Rt 69
44 Highway 64 W
Hayesville NC 28904
(828) 389-6343
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Blairsville Supercenter - (16.7 mi)
Photo Center
2257 Hwy 515
Blairsville GA 30512
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #7701 - Blue Ridge - (16.7 mi)
Photo Center
30 Orvin Lance Connector
Blue Ridge GA 30513
(706) 632-8097
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #7265 - Blairsville - (16.9 mi)
Photo Center
208 Highway 515 E, Hwy 515
Blairsville GA 30512
(706) 745-9601
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #17943 - Blairsville - (17.1 mi)
Northeast Corner Blue Ridge St & Murphy Hwy
363 Blue Ridge Street
Blairsville GA 30512
(706) 745-6954
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Blue Ridge Supercenter - (17.3 mi)
Photo Center
97 Commerce Drive
Blue Ridge GA 30513
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #16110 - Robbinsville - (20.4 mi)
Southwest Corner Sweetwater & Rodney Orr
219 Rodney Orr Byp
Robbinsville NC 28771
(828) 479-8791
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99