US Passports

Passport applications are accepted at this facility by appointment, only

About Appointments at the Washtenaw County Clerk's Office

Who can apply at this facility:

  • New applicants (applicants of any age)
  • Applicants under age 16 (new and renewal)
  • Applicants over age 16 who are renewing a 5-year validity passport (passport issued when applicant was under the age of 16)
  • Applicants who are renewing a passport expired for more than 15 years

Applicants seeking to renew a 10-year validity passport expired less than 15 years: see here for instructions to renew your passport by mail. Please do not make an appointment.

What to bring to your appointment:

You will receive an automated email upon booking your passport appointment that describes what you must bring. Please bring all items listed in the email. Failure to bring all items listed will result in having to reschedule your appointment for a later date.

Application Requirements

All applicants including minors must appear in-person. 

Applicants must present ALL of the following materials at their appointment. Failure to bring all materials required will result in having to reschedule your appointment for a later date.

1. Completed US Passport Form DS-11. Choose one:

2. Evidence of Citizenship

  • Certified copy of birth record proving U.S. Citizenship **
  • Previously issued U.S. Passport
  • Original Naturalization Certificate

** Additional documentation may be necessary for persons that have been adopted or have had a legal name change.

See here for more information about Citizenship.

3. Identification

  • Applicants aged 18 years and older must present a valid Driver's License or State-issued ID Card.
  • Applicants ages 16 - 17 must be accompanied by one parent listed on the minor's birth record. Parent must present a valid Driver's License or State-issued ID Card.
  • Applicants under age 16 must be accompanied by both parents listed on the minor's birth record. Both parents must present a valid Driver's License or State-issued ID Card. If only one parent is available, the DS-3053 form may be submitted by the absent parent.

See here for more information about Identification.

4. One Passport Photograph

  • This facility does not take or print photos. 
  • Photograph must meet Passport Services requirements
  • Photograph must have a white/off white background after processing
  • Photo must be taken within 6 months of application

5. Passport Fee payable to US Department of State

  • Check or money order ONLY. Fees for multiple applicants can be included on a single check or money order.
  • Routine Service (see here for current processing time)
    • $110 - For each applicant aged 16 years and older
    • $80 - For each person(s) under age 16
  • Expedited Service (see here for current processing time)
    • $170 - For each applicant aged 16 years and older
    • $140 - For each applicant under age 16

See here for more information about US Passport Fees and delivery options.

6. Processing Fee payable to Washtenaw County Clerk

  • Cash, check, credit (Visa, Discover, MasterCard only)
  • $35 for each applicant regardless of age

Passport Processing Times

Passport Cards

If you are interested in applying for a US Passport Card in lieu of or in addition to a US Passport Book:

The passport card will facilitate entry and expedite document processing at U.S. land and sea ports-of-entry when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The card may not be used for travel by air. It will otherwise carry the rights and privileges of the U.S. passport book and will be adjudicated to the exact same standards. The Department of State is issuing this passport card in response to the needs of border resident communities for a less expensive and more portable alternative to the traditional passport book.

The Citizenship, Identification and Photograph requirements remain the same when applying for a passport book, a passport card, or both.

Fees for Passport Cards:

  • Passport Card Fee payable to the US Department of State
    • Check or money order, only.
    • $30 for each applicant aged 16 years and older
    • $15 for each applicant under age 16
    • See here for more information about US Passport Fees and delivery options
  • Processing Fee payable to Washtenaw County Clerk
    • Cash, check, credit (Visa, Discover, MasterCard only)
    • $35 for each applicant regardless of age

Additional Information

Please visit the US Department of State Passport website for additional information including how to track the status of your application.