Passports Services

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New Hanover County Register of Deeds Passport Acceptance Facility

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (By appointment only at our downtown location) 

Click the link to schedule an appointment, PASSPORT APPOINTMENT or call 910-798-7732.  Our email is If you should have any further questions.  


PLEASE NOTE:  We do not accept renewals at this time.

  • All applicants must appear in Person
  • A completed passport application Form DS-11
  • Provide original or certified evidence of U.S. Citizenship (i.e., U.S. birth certificate*, previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport, Certificate of Naturalization, Consular Report of Birth Abroad)
  • Valid Government-issued Photo Identification 
  • A recent 2″x2″ passport photo. Photos can be taken on-site for a fee of $15 per applicant. Photo Requirements

      Two (2) separate payments are required:

  • The application fee of $130 for book (16 and older), $100 for book (under 16), is payable to the U.S. Department of State by personal check or money order only (no cash, credit or debit cards). 
  • The execution fee ($35) is payable to New Hanover County Register of Deeds by cash, check, credit or debit card. Additional fees may apply.
  • Please see  Passport Checklist and Fees for additional requirements for children.
  • Planning ahead is essential! Processing times are for routine 8-11 weeks and for expedited 5-7 weeks.
  • Always check the official travel website for the most up-to-date information like processing times and fees.
  • We cannot check the status of a passport application for you in our office. Look at the state department website state department website for an application tracker.

Please visit the U.S. Department of State’s website for applications and detailed information on obtaining a passport.

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