Passports

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Complete a passport application online.


Fees

Passport Book

  • Regular: 16 years and older passport fee (check required): $130
    • Processing Fee (see Note; cash or check): $35
  • Child: 0 to 15 years old passport fee (check required): $100
    • Processing Fee (see Note; cash or check): $35
  • Expedited service - for emergency passports: $60 additional

Passport Card

  • Regular: 16 years and older (check required): $30
    • Processing Fee (see Note; cash or check): $35
  • Child: 0 to 15 years old (check required): $15
    • Processing Fee (see Note; cash or check): $35

Note: If you apply for both the Passport Book and Passport Card at the same time, you will only pay the processing fee one time per application.

What You Need to Bring

  1. CompletedForm DS-11 Application (PDF) in black ink. DS-11 forms are available in the Title Office or application can be filled our online at the Travel.State.Gov website.
  2. Drivers license or state identification (ID) (Permits are not acceptable ID).
  3. Certified Birth Certificate with Seal (birth record with footprints are not acceptable) or Previous Passport (need both if applicant was a minor when previous passport was issues or if adult passport was issued more than 15 years ago).
  4. Passport Pictures (can be done at Walgreens, CVS, AAA or Walmart).
  5. Check or Money Order to pay your fee to the U.S. Department of State; you can calculate the fees to apply for a passport at Travel.State.Gov website.
  6. Processing Fee to be paid to the Shelby County Clerk of Courts. This fee is $35 and can be paid by cash, check, or credit/debit card. If using a credit or debit card a fee of $2 will apply.

Minors

  • Minors under 16 must have both parents present along with minor child. If both parents are unable to come in, the absent parents must fill out Form DS-3053 (PDF) and send a photocopy of the front and back of their driver's license, state ID or valid passport.
  • If there are unusual circumstances that make it impossible to acquire the required information from the absent parent a Form DS-5525 (PDF) Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances can be completed.
  • Minors ages 16 to 17 with a valid driver's license or state ID can sign on their own, but must be paid with parents signed check to show parental consent. If they do not have any ID or have a permit, a parent will need to be present. A copy of the front and back of the parent's ID will be sent along with the application.

Expediting

  • If you have travel plans within the next 7 to 9 weeks you can expedite your passport for an additional fee. Routine shipping is currently 7-10 weeks. You can calculate the fees to apply for a passport at the Travel.State.Gov Passport Fees page
  • If you are expediting your passport there will be an additional fee of $30.45 (cash, credit card, or check payable to the Shelby Co. Clerk of Courts)
  • If you are traveling in 2 weeks or less you may apply in person. The closest locations to us are Detroit, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois.

Additional Forms

  • If your previous passport was lost or stolen you will need to complete a Form DS-64 (PDF).
  • If your name changed and you received your most recent passport less than a year ago, or the information on the passport you just received is incorrect you can have it corrected free of charge using Form DS-5504 (PDF). You will need to include an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or other legal documents supporting the correction you are requesting. You will also need to submit a new passport photo.
  • If your name changed and your passport was issued more than one year ago you can have it corrected by filling out a Form DS-82 (PDF) all regular passport fees apply. You will need to include an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or other legal documents supporting the correction you are requesting. You will also need to submit a new passport photo.

Checking the Status of Your Application

  • We will track the passport application up until the time it is signed for after that you can track you application online at Travel.State.Gov Passports page. It may take 7 to 10 days before the information shows up online.
  • If you do not receive your passport you can report that using the Form DS-86 (PDF).