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

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

There are a few passport offices in Raleigh, North Carolina where citizens of the United States can submit application form DS-11 and supporting documents. For this reason, facilities from nearby cities have been included in the list. An authorized agent will adjudicate the application before it is sent in for processing. Many application acceptance facilities have limited operating hours. Some require an appointment so it is best to call before visiting. For a list of acceptance facilities in cities other than Raleigh, visit the North Carolina passport office page.

Routine processing of passport application forms takes up to 8 weeks. Requesting expedited service can get the processing time down to 3 weeks or less. There is an extra fee to expedite the process. Those who need to get a passport in less than two weeks can visit the passport agency in Atlanta, GA or apply through a registered expediter to get passport fast.

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 72 hours. 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 72 hours (3 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

Raleigh Passport Offices

Facility NameStreet AddressCityStateZIPPhone
CAPITAL STATION POST OFFICE311 NEW BERN AVERALEIGHNC276119194570002
WESTGATE POSTAL STORE1 FLORETTA PLACERALEIGHNC276769194205244
NC STATE UNIVERSITYTALLEY STUDENT UNIONRALEIGHNC276959195152249
CARY POST OFFICE150 WRENN DRCARYNC275119194603897
GARNER POST OFFICE267 W. TIMBER DRGARNERNC275299197725872
APEX POST OFFICE501 W WILLIAM STAPEXNC275029193876708
WENDELL POST OFFICE40 HANOR LANEWENDELLNC275919193650657
WILLOW SPRING POST OFFICE6805 DWIGHT ROWLAND RDWILLOW SPRINGNC275929195520418
RTP POST OFFICE65 T W ALEXANDER DRIVEDURHAMNC277099195499637
HOLLY SPRINGS POST OFFICE112 THIRD STREETHOLLY SPRINGSNC275409194205343

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