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UNCW Quick Guide to U.S. Passports

This UNCW Quick Guide to U.S. Passports is a brief summary of information concerning U. S. passports. If you do not find the information you need in the Quick Guide, please visit the government Web site at for additional information or to obtain forms.

First-Time Applicants


  1. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. All applicants MUST appear in person.
  3. Both parents must appear for minors under the age of sixteen (16) and under. If one parent is unable to appear, a notarized letter of consent or other legal documents must be presented at the time of applying.
  4. Applicants age sixteen (16) and over must personally sign their passport application.

Documentation: Please submit the following documents that apply to you:

Proof of Citizenship

Proof of Identity

DS-11 Form Options (Application for a U. S. Passport)

Passport Renewals

UNCW Passport Services does not process passport renewal applications. Applicants now submit renewal applications on their own, however the UNCW Passport Office will gladly review renewal applications and take renewal photos if needed. For more information concerning passport renewals, please visit the government Web site at (Please note: Minor passports are not renewable.)

Special Requirements for Children Under Age 16

Please contact the Passport Processing Agent at (910) 962-2432 or visit the government Web site at

Passport Photographs

The passport applicant is required to submit, along with the passport application, two identical photographs which are sufficiently recent (normally not more than 6 months old) to be a good likeness of and satisfactorily identify the applicant.

Photographs must meet the following requirements:

Passport photographs can be taken at UNCW Passport Services. The cost for two identical passport photos is $10.00 plus tax.

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