Important Due to Covid-19, processing times for passports are taking longer than normal for both standard and expedited services.

Charlotte Passport - Where to Apply for a Passport in Charlotte, NC.

The Charlotte passport offices are listed below along with a few from nearby cities. These are locations where you can have your applciation for a new passport adjudicated. Be aware that many acceptance facilities have limited operating hours and require an appointment so be sure to call before going.

Form DS-11 Application for a New Passport can be submitted at a local passport application acceptance facility. An agent at the facility will witness the signing of the application form. You can apply for other passport services such as a renewal, name change, and error corrections, etc. by mail. For a list of acceptance facilities in cities other than Charlotte, visit the North Carolina passport office page.

The processing of applications is estimated to take up to 8 weeks for routine service. You can request expedited service in order to get your travel document in up to 3 weeks. There is a fee for this service. Need your passport in less than 2 weeks? For faster service, you can visit the passport agency in Atlanta, GA. or employ the assistance of a qualified passport expediting service.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Mailing delays are impacting passport processing. The Department of State's processing times begin when applications are received at a passport agency or center and not when you mail them or apply at a local acceptance facility. Standard service may take between 8 and 11 weeks. This timeframe does not include delivery time. Mailing times vary across the country.

Expedited service takes from 5 to 7 weeks exluding mailing times on the front and back end. Mailing delays may be significant so requesting 1-2-day mailing may greatly help.

Regional passport agencies are offering extremely limited in-person services if you need to travel internationally in the next 5 business days. Those with qualified life-or-death emergencies are prioritized.

Life-or-death emergencies are serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths in your immediate family (parent, legal guardian, child, spouse, sibling, and grandparent) that require you to travel outside the United States within 5 business days.

If you need to travel due to a qualified life-or-death emergency, please call the National Passport Information Center for an appointment:

Mondays through Fridays 8 AM to 5PM, call ET 1-877-487-2778 (TDD/TTY:1-888-874-7793) Outside of these hours, 202-647-4000

You can schedule your appointment up to 2 weeks before your international travel but the date of your appointment must be within 5 business days of your international travel. If you need a foreign visa, the date of your appointment must be within 10 business days of your international travel.

Charlotte Passport Offices

Facility NameStreet AddressCityStateZIPPhone
CHARLOTTE PASSPORT ACCEPTANCE CENTER1820 HARRIS HOUSTON DRCHARLOTTENC282627045104368
UNION STATION - UNC CHARLOTTE9201 UNIVERSITY CITY BLVDCHARLOTTENC282237046875893
TOWN OF HARRISBURG4100 MAIN STHARRISBURGNC280757044555614
MATTHEWS POST OFFICE301 E JOHN STMATTHEWSNC281057048476063
KANNAPOLIS POST OFFICE1040 DALE EARNHARDT BLVDKANNAPOLISNC280837049381120
SOUTH PROVIDENCE CHARLOTTE USPS11035 GOLF LINKS DRIVECHARLOTTENC282777048146707
ALBEMARLE POST OFFICE320 S 2ND STREETALBEMARLENC280017049824108
CLEVELAND POST OFFICE105 W MAIN STCLEVELANDNC270137042789192
GASTON COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS325 DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAYGASTONIANC280527048627685
GASTONIA MAIN POST OFFICE301 W MAIN STREETGASTONIANC280527048676312

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