Passport Services

Customer Transaction

Passport Application Fees


First-Time Applicants (Form DS-11)

ROUTINE SERVICE: Receipt within six to eight (6-8) weeks 



Payable ONLY by CHECK or MONEY ORDER to the U.S. Department of State

Payable to UNCW by Check, Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Seahawk Buck$

16 and Over


Under 16
$ 80
16 and Over
$ 30
Under 16
$ 15

(*Updated*) Routine Service: Receipt within 10-12 weeks

(*Updated*) Expedited Service: Receipt within 4-6 weeks

  • Expedited Service | $60 Per Application (in addition to the fees above)
    Payable ONLY by check or money order to U.S. Department of State
  • Overnight Delivery | $17.13 (Expedite fee does not include overnight delivery) 
    • Customer must arrange for overnight delivery to expect receipt in about 2 weeks.

If international departure in less than two (2) weeks, or passport is needed for foreign visas, application at a Regional Passport Agency may be advised. An appointment is required. Note that, in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, this option is currently limited to life-or-death emergencies Contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) toll free at 1-877-487-2778 (TDD: 1-888-874-7793) or by email at

Passport Photograph Fee

(If done at UNCW Passport Services)

PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPHS: May be taken at UNCW Passport Services or applicant may bring photos.

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.


(not included with passport execution or processing fee)

$10 + sales tax

Photographs must meet the following requirements (see UNCW passport services for more information):

  • 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.

Photocopy Fee

(If done at UNCW Passport Services)

Passport Applicants are required to submit a photocopy of the front and back of their identification.

NEW! Beginning January 9, 2017, all customers applying for a passport using a DS-11 form must also submit a clear photocopy of their proof of citizenship in addition to their original or certified copy. If there is writing on both sides, then a copy of the front and back must be provided. 


(not included with passport execution or processing fee)

$0.25 + sales tax PER copy


  • Must be legible
  • Must be on white 8.5" x 11" standard paper
  • Must be copied using black ink
  • Cannot be double-sided