Applying for a Passport
Passport applications are available online or locally at some Ann Arbor Post Offices (see specific locations below) or at the County Clerk's Office. To apply for your first passport or to renew a passport that was issued when you were less than 16 years old, you must apply in person. Routine processing takes approximately six weeks.
Complete information and downloadable application forms are available at U.S. Department of State.
You will need to bring the following items when you apply in person:
Apply in person locally at one of the following locations. For locations other than Ann Arbor, see the U.S. Department of State web site.
Expedited Passport Processing
Passports normally take six weeks to process. To get a passport more quickly, you must pay an additional fee. For more information, including current processing times, see U.S. Department of State - How to Get Your Passport in a Hurry.
You can obtain a passport within 2-3 weeks by applying in person and paying for expedited processing at the following locations. Processing via express mail is also available. For additional locations in Ann Arbor and elsewhere see Passport Acceptance Facility Search Page.
The Detroit Passport Agency can issue expedited passports within five business days. Immediate processing is also available in particularly urgent situations. For more information and application procedures, see the U.S. Department of State Detroit Passport Agency web page or call 1-877-487-2778.
You can get passport pictures immediately at the following locations near the UM (Ann Arbor) Central Campus.
Passport Replacement and Renewal
To replace a lost or stolen passport, follow the procedures explained at U.S. Department of State Lost or Stolen Passports.
If a passport is lost or stolen abroad, report the loss to local police, get a written confirmation of the police report, and take the above documents to the nearest U.S. consulate (if you are a U.S. citizen) and apply for a new passport. Passports issued abroad can take anywhere from days to weeks to issue.
Last reviewed: 12/12