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Valdese, North Carolina Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Valdese

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

How to Get a Passport in Valdese, North Carolina

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

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 Valdese 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 Valdese 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 Valdese, NC

Valdese Post Office
300 Rodoret St S
Valdese NC, 28690

Looking for a passport office in Valdese? 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 Valdese.

Valdese Post Office
300 Rodoret St S
Valdese, NC 28690

Additional passport offices that are located near Valdese North Carolina:
Superior Court Clerk Burke County - Morganton - 6 Miles
Morganton Post Office - Morganton - 6.8 Miles
Hudson Post Office - Hudson - 7.4 Miles
Hickory Main Post Office - Hickory - 10.9 Miles
Newton Post Office - Newton - 17.2 Miles
Taylorsville Post Office - Taylorsville - 21.8 Miles
Marion Post Office - Marion - 21.8 Miles
McDowell County Clerk of Superior Court - Marion - 21.9 Miles
Blowing Rock Post Office - Blowing Rock - 24.4 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Valdese

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

Salem North Carolina, Hudson North Carolina, Mountain View North Carolina, Hickory North Carolina, Bethlehem North Carolina, Conover North Carolina, Maiden North Carolina, Claremont North Carolina, Cherryville North Carolina, Waco North Carolina, Blowing Rock North Carolina, Spruce Pine North Carolina, Forest City North Carolina, Denver North Carolina, Boiling Springs North Carolina, Minneapolis North Carolina, Old Fort North Carolina, Wilkesboro North Carolina, Dallas North Carolina, North Wilkesboro North Carolina

Regional Passport Offices Close to Valdese

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 - 182.9 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 287.1 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 395.2 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 401.5 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 446.9 Miles

Passport Expediting in Valdese, North Carolina

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

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

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 Valdese.

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 Valdese 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 Valdese?

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 Valdese, 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 182.9 miles from Valdese, 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 Valdese?

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 Valdese?

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 Valdese.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #3120 - Rutherford College - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
301 Us Highway 70
Rutherford College NC 28671
(828) 874-2119
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #19006 - Morganton - (5.7 mi)
Northwest Corner Fleming Dr & Sterling St
101 East Fleming Drive
Morganton NC 28655
(828) 437-2110
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Morganton - (6 mi)
Next To Bank Of America And Tax Office
104 N Green St
Morganton NC 28655
(828) 433-8181
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #6401 - Morganton - (6.1 mi)
Photo Center
200 North Green Street
Morganton NC 28655
(828) 437-3141
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Morganton Supercenter - (6.9 mi)
Photo Center
G120 Morganton Heights Blvd
Morganton NC 28655
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #7322 - Hildebran - (7.3 mi)
Photo Center
200 A Highway 70 East
Hildebran NC 28637
(828) 397-7479
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #7535 - Hudson - (7.7 mi)
Photo Center
3369 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson NC 28638
(828) 396-4256
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Granite Falls Supercenter - (8.7 mi)
Photo Center
4780 Hickory Blvd
Granite Falls NC 28630
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Hickory - (9.6 mi)
Commerce Center 9th Avenue Northwest
905 Hwy 321 NW
Hickory NC 28601
(828) 324-7111
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #2676 - Hickory - (9.7 mi)
Photo Center
1220 Highway 321 Northwest
Hickory NC 28601
(828) 324-7171
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99