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Announcements : U.S. State Dept. Special Passport Acceptance Fairs

Announcement: U.S. State Dept. Special Passport Acceptance Fairs

The State Dept. is holding special "Passport Acceptance Fairs" across the U.S. to facilitate citizens getting their first passport. First-time applicants, users of the DS11 form, can apply in-person at these fairs. Renewals should still be processed by mail.
Special Passport Fairs for first-time passport applicants, individuals who had a childhood passport that has now expired or individuals who have a change in name can apply in-person to get a new passport via these visits from the U.S. State Department Passport Agency.

Dates and locations where these will be held in North Carolina include:
Location City/State Date Time
Fayetteville-Fort Bragg Post Office Fayetteville, NC July 15, 2017 8am to 4pm
Kannapolis Post Office Kannapolis, NC July 15, 2017 10am to 3pm
Wilmington Main Post Office Wilmington, NC July 15, 2017 8am to 2pm
Newport Post Office Newport, NC July 22, 2017 9am to 2pm
Bakersville Post Office Bakersville, NC July 29, 2017 8am to 2pm
Havelock Post Office Havelock, NC August 5, 2017 8.30am to 3pm
Pinehurst Post Office Pinehurst, NC August 5, 2017 9am to 2pm
Gastonia Post Office Gastonia, NC August 13, 2017 10am to 4pm

To learn more and see other locations, please visit

Also, if you're not quite ready to apply now or wish to have help in renewing, there will be an on-campus event this Fall during International Education Week, co-sponsored by the Office of Global Affairs, Global Administrative and Travel Support, the Duke Visa Office and the International House.  Save the date for this event to be held on November 16, 2017 on Duke's West Campus.  More information to be announced in the Fall.