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Wilmington, North Carolina Passport Office Information


Residents of Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Wilmington 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 2 passport offices here in Wilmington, there are (137) 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 Wilmington, North Carolina and Expedited Passport service options for Wilmington.

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.


Passport Offices in Wilmington, NC

Wilmington Post Office
152 N Front St
Wilmington NC, 28401

University of NC Wilmington
601 S College Rd
Wilmington NC, 28403

There are 2 passport offices in Wilmington.

Wilmington Post Office
152 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401
University of NC Wilmington
601 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403

Regional Passport Offices Close to Wilmington

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 - 283.4 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 324.9 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 367.7 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 431.6 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 458.3 Miles



Other passport offices near Wilmington North Carolina:

Carolina Beach Post Office - Carolina Beach - 10.4 Miles
Brunswick County, Register of Deeds - Bolivia - 17.1 Miles
Holly Ridge Post Office - Holly Ridge - 23.2 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Wilmington

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

Ogden North Carolina, Southport North Carolina, Long Beach North Carolina, Wallace North Carolina, Brunswick North Carolina, Garland North Carolina, North Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Dublin North Carolina, Tabor City North Carolina, Boardman North Carolina, Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Newport North Carolina, Marietta North Carolina, Havelock North Carolina, Atlantic Beach North Carolina, Dover North Carolina, Morehead City North Carolina, Walnut Creek North Carolina, Garden City South Carolina, Mullins South Carolina


How to Get a Passport in Wilmington, North Carolina

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

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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 Expediting in Wilmington, North Carolina

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

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Wilmington 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 2 passport offices in Wilmington.

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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington?

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 Wilmington, 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 Wilmington?

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 Wilmington?

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 Wilmington.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #3816 - Wilmington - (0.7 mi)
Photo Center
4600 Oleander Drive
Wilmington NC 28403
(910) 392-1921
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6951 - Wilmington - (0.7 mi)
Northwest Corner Of College & Oleander
4521 Oleander Dr
Wilmington NC 28403
(910) 313-6794
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - The Village - (0.7 mi)
The Village At Oleander Drive And S College Road
4403 Oleander Dr
Wilmington NC 28403
(910) 392-5091
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - S College Rd - (0.8 mi)
Next To Tj Maxx & Best Buy, Behind Carolina Ale House
341 S College Rd
Wilmington NC 28403
(910) 798-0400
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Wilmington Supercenter - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
5226 Sigmon Rd
Wilmington NC 28403
910-452-4449
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #11550 - Wilmington - (1.4 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Market St & Kerr
4501 Market St
Wilmington NC 28405
(910) 799-0448
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #4846 - Wilmington - (1.6 mi)
Photo Center
3302 Market Street
Wilmington NC 28403
(910) 772-0686
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Costco Store #635 - Wilmington - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
5351 Gingerwood Dr
Wilmington NC 28405
(910) 798-3250
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #3836 - Wilmington - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
2302 South 17th Street
Wilmington NC 28401
(910) 392-1180
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #1319 - Wilmington - (2.4 mi)
Northwest Corner Of 17Th St & Medical Ctr Dr
2130 S 17Th St
Wilmington NC 28401
(910) 343-2988
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99