Passport Acceptance Facility
The U.S. Department of State has officially designated Lenoir Community College as a Passport Acceptance Facility. Community individuals can apply for a U.S. passport directly through the Office of Institutional Advancement.
This service is for individuals requesting a passport for the first time. For information regarding the passport renewal process, visit the U.S. Department of State website.
No appointment is necessary. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Please note: Because of passport application documentation and guidelines pertaining to mailing, applicants must arrive at the Passport Acceptance Facility prior to 2:45 pm to receive service. If you have a family of three or more, you must arrive prior to 2:30 pm. Anyone arriving after the established time periods will be asked to return the next business day.
We can take your photograph or you can provide a photograph that meets the following guidelines:
- Photographs should be 2 x 2 inches in size. Measured from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head (including hair) should be no less than 1 inch and no more than 1-3/8 inches.
- Photographs must be in color.
- Photographs must be clear images and have a plain white or light-colored background.
We submit your passport application along with all necessary documentation to the U.S. Department of State.
You receive your passport in the mail. The routine service takes approximately 18 weeks and expedited service is approximately 10-12 weeks.