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How do I apply for a U.S Passport?


Visit U.S. Department of State’s website for full instructions at

Please click here> For additional Passport Acceptance Facility Walk-In Locations

New Applicants only (form DS-11) -All new applicants must appear in person -No credit/debit card payments.  

No appointment necessary and applications are accepted Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 3:30pm.
Renewal application forms are available at Plymouth City Hall, but applicants must mail in their own passport renewal applications.

Passport Book is valid for travel internationally by air, land or sea.  A Passport Card is a limited-use, wallet-size card, good for land and sea travel (not air travel) between the US and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean region and Bermuda. The application process and form are the same for both the Passport Book and Passport Card.

COMPLETED APPLICATION        See Application information below.
                                            **Applications should be filled out in BLACK INK ONLY

PASSPORT PHOTO                     One recent color passport photo

                                                We do not take passport photos. 

                                                Any drugstore, Costco, Kinkos or AAA office will accommodate your needs for

                                                passport photos.   Snapshots, vending machine photos, school pictures, and

                                                full length photos are unacceptable.

                                                Visit for acceptable photo specifications.

PROOF OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP*    Previous US Passport, ORIGINAL Birth Certificate** or Certified Copy with

                                                a raised seal, or Certificate of Naturalization.  Photocopies will not be


                                                *Original documents stay with applications and will be mailed back to

                                                applicant separately from passport after Passport Agency processes application.

                                                **Apply for your Michigan Birth Certificate online at


PROOF OF IDENTITY                 Adult applicants: Current, valid Michigan driver’s license.  

                                                (If out of state license, applicant must provide an additional form of picture id)

                                                State of Michigan ID card or Military ID card.


PAYMENT          Two separate payments:
Cost for 16 years & Older – Valid for 10 years.

                        Passport Book 
                                    $110.00 (US Dept of State) (6-8 weeks)
                                    $  25.00 (City of Plymouth)

Passport Card 
            $ 30.00 (US Dept of State) (6-8 weeks, expedition not available)

            $ 25.00 (City of Plymouth)
            $ 65.00

Passport Book & Card 
            $110.00 (US Dept of State) (6-8 weeks)

            $  30.00 (US Dept of State) (6-8 weeks, expedition not available)
            $  25.00 (City of Plymouth)


            Cost for under 16 – Valid for 5 years. Child and both parents must be present.

            Passport Book
                        $  80.00 (US Dept of State) (6-8 weeks)
                        $  25.00 (City of Plymouth)

            Passport Card
                        $ 30.00 (US Dept of State) (6-8 weeks, expedition not available)
                        $ 25.00 (City of Plymouth)
                        $ 55.00

            Passport Book & Card
                        $  80.00 (US Dept of State) (6-8 weeks)

                        $  30.00 (US Dept of State) (6-8 weeks, expedition not available)
                        $  25.00 (City of Plymouth)

                        Expedited Fee- $60.00 per application 
                        Overnight- Return only- $20.66 per application

Standard Processing Time:          4-6 weeks

Expedited Processing Time:         2-3 weeks

Expedited Processing at the Detroit Passport Agency:        8 Business Days 

                                                                                    Appointment Needed      877-487-2778

If a customer is traveling within 14 days due to an emergency or other urgent travel needs, he or she will need to make an appointment to appear at a Regional Passport Agency. Appointments at Passport Agencies can be made through the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) at 1-877-487-2778 (toll-free) or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TYY). The automated telephone appointment system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The applicant must pay the Passport Fee, Execution Fee and Expedite Fee to the U.S. Department of State.

Application for Passport-Complete IN FULL-Form DS-11 in BLACK INK ONLY- no white-out or items crossed out. Do not sign application until instructed by agent.  Incomplete submissions will delay passport issuance.

            Full Name
            Social Security (Mandatory)
            Date and Place of Birth
            Parents’ names (Mother’s maiden name is her last name at her birth)

            Dates and Place of Birth
            Emergency Contact Number
            Dates of travel or N/A if not applicable

Children 15 and under MUST be present with BOTH parents.
Applicant(s) must provide:
Form DS-11, original Birth Certificate, previous passport (if applicable) parents driver’s license, passport photo, check or money order.  
If one parent is unable to attend, a
Form DS-3053, “Statement of Consent” form can be completed and notarized for absent parent.  Also required is a copy of the absent parent’s drivers license FRONT AND BACK.  

Children 16 or 17 must be accompanied by one parent.
Applicant(s) must provide:
 Form DS-11, previous passport (if applicable), original Birth Certificate, drivers license or school id, ONE parent’s copy of driver’s license, passport photo, check or money order.