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Passport Guide for Sparta

Residents of Sparta in Alleghany County, North Carolina have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Sparta 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 Sparta, 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 Sparta, North Carolina and Expedited Passport service options for Sparta.

How to Get a Passport in Sparta, North Carolina

Getting a passport in Sparta 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 Sparta 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 Sparta will need to visit a passport office.
* Sparta 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 Sparta

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 Sparta 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 Sparta 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 Sparta, NC

Superior Court Clerk Alleghany County
12 N Main St Courthouse
Sparta NC, 28675

Looking for a passport office in Sparta? 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 Sparta.

Superior Court Clerk Alleghany County
12 N Main St Courthouse
Sparta, NC 28675

Other passport offices near Sparta North Carolina:

Grayson County Clerk of Circuit Court - Independence - 6.1 Miles
Galax Post Office - Galax - 14 Miles
Jefferson Post Office - Jefferson - 16.2 Miles
North Wilkesboro USPS - North Wilkesboro - 21.6 Miles
Elkin Post Office - Elkin - 22.2 Miles
Wilkesboro Post Office - Wilkesboro - 22.4 Miles
Jonesville Post Office - Jonesville - 22.9 Miles
Carroll County Circuit Court - Hillsville - 25.1 Miles
Moravian Falls Post Office - Moravian Falls - 25.4 Miles
Marion Post Office - Marion - 25.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Sparta

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

Thurmond North Carolina, Lansing North Carolina, West Jefferson North Carolina, North Wilkesboro North Carolina, Elkin North Carolina, Wilkesboro North Carolina, Arlington North Carolina, Mount Airy North Carolina, Glade Spring Virginia, Blowing Rock North Carolina, Saltville Virginia, Dublin Virginia, Snowville Virginia, Bethlehem North Carolina, Hudson North Carolina, Bluefield Virginia, Bluefield West Virginia, Richlands Virginia, Pittsburg North Carolina, Minneapolis North Carolina

Regional Passport Offices Close to Sparta

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 - 229.2 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 241.7 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 350 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 359.3 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 396.4 Miles

Passport Expediting in Sparta, North Carolina

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

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Sparta 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 is only one passport office in Sparta.

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 Sparta 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 Sparta?

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 Sparta, 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 Sparta?

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 Sparta?

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 Sparta.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #16133 - Sparta - (2.4 mi)
Southwest Corner Main & Thompson
454 S Main St
Sparta NC 28675
(336) 372-2101
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #3785 - Galax - (14.4 mi)
Photo Center
100 Meadow Street
Galax VA 24333
(276) 236-5371
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #19098 - Jefferson - (15.7 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Main Street & Hospital Drive
749 East Main Street
Jefferson NC 28640
(336) 246-9111
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Galax - (15.9 mi)
Willow Place Shopping Ctr Next To Cash Advance
974 E Stuart Ave
Galax VA 24333
(276) 238-8555
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Galax Supercenter - (16.8 mi)
Photo Center
1140 E Stuart Dr
Galax VA 24333
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart West Jefferson Supercenter - (17.5 mi)
Photo Center
1489 Mount Jefferson Rd
West Jefferson NC 28694
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #7315 - West Jefferson - (17.9 mi)
Photo Center
2 Crescent Drive
West Jefferson NC 28694
(336) 246-2790
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #7317 - North Wilkesboro - (19.4 mi)
Photo Center
240 Sparta Road
North Wilkesboro NC 28659
(336) 667-0900
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11201 - Elkin - (21.3 mi)
Northwest Corner Of No. Bridge St & Oakland Dr
1209 N Bridge St
Elkin NC 28621
(336) 526-0011
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #3828 - Elkin - (21.4 mi)
Photo Center
1127 North Bridge Street
Elkin NC 28621
(336) 835-3529
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99