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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Register of Deeds’ downtown office now an official passport acceptance facility

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – International travelers can now apply for a new passport through the New Hanover County Register of Deeds.

Appointments, which must be made through this portal, are available from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday at 320 Chestnut Street in Downtown Wilmington. A Register of Deeds staff member will help applicants submit the necessary information to the U.S. Department of State and are equipped to take passport photos as well. Only new passport applications can be accepted, renewal applications cannot be filed through the Register of Deeds at this time.

“I’m so grateful to our team who identified this as an additional service we could offer our community, and for their hard work to get our office certified as an agency to meet this need,” said Register of Deeds Morghan Collins. “We know appointments to file for a passport can sometimes be hard to get because the number of locations is limited and felt this was a great opportunity to provide our residents with another option to make traveling international easier and more accessible.”

All applications must be submitted in-person and individuals will need to bring the following information with them to their appointment:

  • A completed Form DS-11
  • Original or certified evidence of U.S. Citizenship (U.S. birth certificate, previous passport, Certificate of Naturalization, Consular Report of Birth Abroad)
  • Valid government-issued identification
  • A recent 2”x2” passport photo; or a photo can be taken on-site for $15

For more information on the passport process, necessary documentation, payment options or to make an appointment, click here. Learn more about services provided through the New Hanover County Register of Deeds office and satellite locations by visiting

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