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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.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

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.

Clerk of Civil Court Rutherford County
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

Passport Service for Cities Near Rutherfordton

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

Regional Passport Offices Close to Rutherfordton

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 - 152 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 318.1 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 420.2 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 426.2 Miles
Chicago Passport Agency - 470.6 Miles

Passport Expediting in Rutherfordton, North Carolina

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

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

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

How fast can I get a passport in Rutherfordton?

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.

How much does a passport cost in Rutherfordton?

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 Rutherfordton?

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)
Photo Center
111 South Main Street
Rutherfordton NC 28139
(828) 287-4227
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #17076 - Rutherfordton - (3.5 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Railroad Avenue & Charlotte Road
121 Railroad Ave
Rutherfordton NC 28139
(828) 286-9133
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Spindale - (5.5 mi)
In White Oaks Plaza / Big Lots Shopping Center
1639 College Ave
Spindale NC 28160
(828) 286-1502
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Forest City Supercenter - (6 mi)
Photo Center
197 Plaza Dr
Forest City NC 28043
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #7008 - Columbus - (11.9 mi)
Photo Center
333 West Mill Street
Columbus NC 28722
(828) 894-8247
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #5590 - Landrum - (14.5 mi)
Photo Center
303 East Rutherford Street
Landrum SC 29356
(864) 457-4163
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #7583 - Chesnee - (15.7 mi)
Photo Center
109 West Manning Street
Chesnee SC 29323
(864) 461-3123
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Marion Supercenter - (16.5 mi)
Photo Center
2875 Sugar Hill Rd
Marion NC 28752
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #7057 - Boiling Springs - (18.5 mi)
Photo Center
105 East College Avenue
Boiling Springs NC 28017
(704) 434-6560
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #3534 - Marion - (19 mi)
Photo Center
555 North Main Street
Marion NC 28752
(828) 652-4343
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99