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Passport Guide for Rutherfordton
Residents of Rutherfordton in Rutherford County, North Carolina have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Rutherfordton 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 Rutherfordton, 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 Rutherfordton, North Carolina and Expedited Passport service options for Rutherfordton.
How to Get a Passport in Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Getting a passport in Rutherfordton 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 Rutherfordton 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 Rutherfordton will need to visit a passport office.
* Rutherfordton 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.
- How to get a New Passport Guide
- How to get a Child Passport guide
- How to Replace a Lost (or Damaged) Passport
- Passport Renewal Guide
- Passport Name Change Guide
- How to Get a Second Passport
Passport Renewal in Rutherfordton
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 Rutherfordton 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 Rutherfordton 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 Rutherfordton, NC
Clerk of Civil Court Rutherford County
229 N Main St
Rutherfordton NC, 28139
Looking for a passport office in Rutherfordton? 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 Rutherfordton.
229 N Main St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Additional passport offices that are located near Rutherfordton North Carolina:
Tryon Post Office - Tryon - 14.8 Miles
Campobello Post Office - Campobello - 16.8 Miles
Saluda Post Office - Saluda - 18.2 Miles
Gramling Post Office - Campobello - 18.6 Miles
Marion Post Office - Marion - 18.6 Miles
McDowell County Clerk of Superior Court - Marion - 18.7 Miles
Ridgecrest MPO - Black Mountain - 19.7 Miles
Inman Post Office - Inman - 19.9 Miles
Henderson Post Office - Hendersonville - 22.3 Miles
Gaffney Post Office - Gaffney - 24.6 Miles
Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Rutherfordton for document sealing.
Forest City North Carolina, Tryon North Carolina, Chesnee South Carolina, Old Fort North Carolina, Boiling Springs North Carolina, Salem North Carolina, Duncan South Carolina, Greer South Carolina, Waco North Carolina, Blacksburg South Carolina, Cleveland South Carolina, Pacolet South Carolina, Cherryville North Carolina, Travelers Rest South Carolina, Spruce Pine North Carolina, Weaverville North Carolina, Smyrna South Carolina, Berea South Carolina, Mountain View North Carolina, Woodruff South Carolina
Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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 Rutherfordton.
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 Rutherfordton to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.
For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide
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 Rutherfordton, 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 152 miles from Rutherfordton, 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.
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.
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 Rutherfordton.
It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #3559 - Rutherfordton - (2.8 mi)
111 South Main Street
Rutherfordton NC 28139
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99Walgreens #17076 - Rutherfordton - (3.5 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Railroad Avenue & Charlotte Road
121 Railroad Ave
Rutherfordton NC 28139
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99UPS Store - Spindale - (5.5 mi)
In White Oaks Plaza / Big Lots Shopping Center
1639 College Ave
Spindale NC 28160
Price: Cost varies by locationWalmart Forest City Supercenter - (6 mi)
197 Plaza Dr
Forest City NC 28043
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44CVS #7008 - Columbus - (11.9 mi)
333 West Mill Street
Columbus NC 28722
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99CVS #5590 - Landrum - (14.5 mi)
303 East Rutherford Street
Landrum SC 29356
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99CVS #7583 - Chesnee - (15.7 mi)
109 West Manning Street
Chesnee SC 29323
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99Walmart Marion Supercenter - (16.5 mi)
2875 Sugar Hill Rd
Marion NC 28752
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44CVS #7057 - Boiling Springs - (18.5 mi)
105 East College Avenue
Boiling Springs NC 28017
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99CVS #3534 - Marion - (19 mi)
555 North Main Street
Marion NC 28752
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99