Passport Services

Get your passport photo taken at UNCW Passport Acceptance Facility

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 www.travel.state.gov for additional information or to obtain forms.

First-Time Applicants

Requirements

  1. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. All applicants MUST appear in person.
  3. Both parents must appear for minors age fifteen (15) and under. If one parent is unable to appear, a notarized letter of consent (DS-3053) 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: 

(A photocopy in addition to the original or certified document must be provided. If there is wrtiting on both sides of the citizenship evidence, then copies must be made of the front and back of the document. Copies can be made at UNCW Passport Services for $0.25 per copy + tax. See UNCW Passport Fees for more information.)

Proof of Identity
  • A state or federally issued picture ID such as driver's license, ID card or military ID
  • A state issued ID generally requires a second form of photo ID
  • Parental ID is required for children under the age of sixteen (16)

(A photocopy of both sides of the identification must be provided. Copies can be made at UNCW Passport Services for $0.25 per copy + tax. See UNCW Passport Fees for more information.)

DS-11 Form Options (Application for a U. S. Passport)
  • DS-11 form  https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/forms.html
    • (PDF - select PDF by DS-11 form) Print the form on one-sided pages and complete by hand with black ink. DO NOT SIGN the application until you are requested to do so by the authorized agent at UNCW Passport Services. Bring unsigned form to UNCW Passport Services.
    • (Fillable Online - select Form Filler by DS-11 form) Enter the information online. Then print the completed form using black ink on one-sided pages. DO NOT SIGN the application until you are requested to do so by the authorized agent at UNCW Passport Services. Bring unsigned form to UNCW Passport Services.
  • Forms are also available at UNCW Passport Services.


Passport Photographs

(Passport photographs can be taken at UNCW Passport Services. The cost for two identical passport photos is $10.00 plus tax. See UNCW Passport Fees for more information.)

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:

  • NEW! Beginning November 1, 2016 eyeglasses will no longer be allowed to be worn in Passport photos.

  • Photographs must measure 2 x 2 inches in size. Head size in the photo, must meet the following measurements. Measuring from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head (including hair) must be a minimum of 1 inch and a maximum 1-3/8 inches.
  • Photographs must be in color.
  • Photographs must be clear images and have a plain white or light-colored background.

Special Requirements for Children Age 15 and Under

Please contact the Passport Processing Agent at (910) 962-2432 or visit the government Web site at www.travel.state.gov.

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 www.travel.state.gov. (Please note: Minor passports are not renewable.)