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 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 at an all-time high.
  • Beware of online merchants that claim to rush your passport for you for extra money (often very high prices). Many times, these are a scam, charging you for services that are available for anyone at lower costs.
  • 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. 
  • Your U.S. Congressional Representative or Senator may be able to help you receive a passport sooner if your plans are urgent

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

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