A new full-service U.S. Passport Office was opened Feb. 24 on the campus of North Carolina Central University to meet the travel needs of the Central Durham community.
The U.S. State Department oversees the passport office and trained university employees to serve as official agents at the site. NCCU is the second higher education campus to offer the service in the Triangle area.
“As part of The Eagle Promise, developing socially and globally engaged students is a major priority for North Carolina Central University,” said Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye. “Offering our students, faculty, staff and members of the local community the opportunity to see the world provides experiences that will impact their lives forever.”
NCCU students, faculty, staff and local community members can apply or renew passports in person. The office also offers on-site photos for passports and country-specific visas. Services at the facility are available by walk-in or appointment.
The office will work with NCCU’s Office of International Affairs to assist students who travel abroad yearly for educational and volunteer opportunities, as well serve the needs of faculty and staff. The new office is expected to make obtaining documents for international travel easier for members of the NCCU community, potentially increasing study abroad activities and faculty participation in global engagement.
“Opening the Passport Office on campus makes obtaining and renewing passports much more accessible to our students, faculty and staff, as well as, our citizens in the surrounding community,” said Timothy Moore, director of NCCU Business and Auxiliary Services. “This is a huge benefit for the university community that will provide a great partnership with NCCU’s Office of International Affairs.”
The office is located in the Lee Biology Building, Room 120B. It is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For appointments, documentation questions, fees and other information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-530-7272.
For campus visitors, parking is available in any non-reserved space on campus as well as in the lot located behind University Police on Pekoe Street. Visitor passes will be provided free of charge by NCCU Passport Services Staff.