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 8 – 11 weeks and expedited service is approximately 5 – 7 weeks. This does not include time spent in the mail.