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Passport Guide for Raleigh

Residents of Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina have a choice of 3 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Raleigh 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 3 passport offices here in Raleigh, there are (135) 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 any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Raleigh, North Carolina and Expedited Passport service options for Raleigh.

How to Get a Passport in Raleigh, North Carolina

Getting a passport in Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh will need to visit a passport office.
* Raleigh isn't near a passport agency, you could try a passport service or arrange to travel to one of the regional offices.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Raleigh

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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 Offices in Raleigh, NC

Westgate Postal Store
1 Floretta Pl
Raleigh NC, 27676

Cameron Village Post Office
505 Oberlin Rd, #110
Raleigh NC, 27605

Capital Station USPS
311 New Bern Ave
Raleigh NC, 27601

Looking for a passport office in Raleigh? 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 are 3 passport offices in Raleigh.

Westgate Postal Store
1 Floretta Pl
Raleigh, NC 27676
Cameron Village Post Office
505 Oberlin Rd, #110
Raleigh, NC 27605
Capital Station USPS
311 New Bern Ave
Raleigh, NC 27601

Other passport offices near Raleigh North Carolina:

Garner Post Office - Garner - 5.5 Miles
Cary Post Office - Cary - 7.4 Miles
Apex Post Office - Apex - 11.4 Miles
Clayton Post Office - Clayton - 11.7 Miles
Willow Spring Post Office - Willow Spring - 11.8 Miles
Holly Springs Post Office - Holly Springs - 12.1 Miles
Wendell Post Office - Wendell - 12.6 Miles
Wake Forest Post Office - Wake Forest - 13.2 Miles
Fuquay Post Office - Fuquay-Varina - 13.5 Miles
RTP Post Office - Durham - 14.4 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Raleigh

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

Raleigh North Carolina, Garner North Carolina, Cary North Carolina, Knightdale North Carolina, Morrisville North Carolina, Apex North Carolina, Clayton North Carolina, Holly Springs North Carolina, Wendell North Carolina, Wake Forest North Carolina, Fuquay-Varina North Carolina, Zebulon North Carolina, Creedmoor North Carolina, Franklinton North Carolina, Bunn North Carolina, Selma North Carolina, Fearrington Village North Carolina, Carrboro North Carolina, Dunn North Carolina, Princeton North Carolina

Regional Passport Offices Close to Raleigh

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.

Washington Passport Agency - 202.1 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 300 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 308.2 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 368.4 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 396.6 Miles

Passport Expediting in Raleigh, North Carolina

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Raleigh. 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 Raleigh, North Carolina

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Raleigh and needing a passport is that there is no regional passport office nearby. If you need a passport quickly, you will have limited options. With most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there are 3 passport offices in Raleigh.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Raleigh 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 Raleigh?

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 Raleigh, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). There are no regional passport issuing offices within 200 miles. You might want to consider using a private passport courier that can expedite your passport application.

How much does a passport cost in Raleigh?

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 Raleigh?

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 Raleigh.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - S Wilmington St - (0.3 mi)
Corner Of Davie & Wilmington Street
324 S Wilmington St
Raleigh NC 27601
(919) 833-2922
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #4056 - Raleigh - (0.3 mi)
Photo Center
200 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh NC 27601
(919) 834-3336
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #17919 - Raleigh - (1.6 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Cameron Street & Woodburn Road
1900 Cameron St
Raleigh NC 27605
(919) 833-5523
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Cameron Village - (1.7 mi)
In Cameron Village, Near Moe's And Village Deli
514 Daniels St
Raleigh NC 27605
(919) 834-2121
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #19942 - Raleigh - (1.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of West Whitaker Mill Road & Fairview Rd
509 West Whitaker Mill Road
Raleigh NC 27608
(919) 546-9664
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #7018 - Raleigh - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
3051 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh NC 27610
(919) 231-8511
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #10682 - Raleigh - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
3001 Hillsborough St, Ste 100
Raleigh NC 27607
(919) 839-6393
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9635 - Raleigh - (2.4 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Shanta Dr & New Bern Dr
3101 New Bern Ave
Raleigh NC 27610
(919) 231-5074
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Costco Store #645 - Raleigh - (2.6 mi)
Photo Center
2838 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh NC 27609
(919) 755-2801
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walgreens #15487 - Raleigh - (3 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Gorman & Avent Ferry
3205 Avent Ferry Rd
Raleigh NC 27606
(919) 833-5531
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99