Apply for a U.S. Passport at the City Clerk's Office!
The Western Hemisphere travel initiative requires U.S. citizens to have a passport when traveling outside the United States. Log on to www.travel.state.gov for detailed information regarding travel (by land and sea) with children under the age of 16 and children under the age of 19 traveling with a group or organization.
An adult passport is valid for 10 years. A child passport is valid for 5 years. NOTE: Each individual applicant must submit his/her own application in person.
The U.S. Department of State has introduced the Passport Card. 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. It will carry the same rights, privileges, and standards of the Passport Book. However, the card may not be used to travel by air.
What you need to apply for the Passport Book and Passport Card
- Completed Passport Application
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship (ex: certified birth certificate or previous adult passport)
- Proof of Identity (ex: current driver’s license or state issued ID card)
- One recent passport photo
NOTE: Eyeglasses cannot be worn in the photo
- Fee (see below - payable by check or money order only)
Two checks or money orders are required to be submitted with your passport application. NOTE: Credit/Debit cards are accepted for the City of Birmingham fee only. A convenience fee will be added.
You will receive your passport from the Department of State, by mail, in approximately six weeks. For expedited service (for receipt within approximately three weeks), an additional $60.00 per application must be included.*
Schedule an appointment!
Contact the Clerk's Office to schedule your appointment - 248.530.1880. Residents and non-residents are welcome.
Passport applications processing dates will be limited prior to all Election Days.
Download an application
Application forms are available in the Clerk’s Office and on the Passport Agency's website. For detailed information on applying for or renewing a passport, as well as an application form, log on to www.travel.state.gov and click on “passports” or call the National Passport Information Center at 877.487.2778.
*If you have immediate travel plans, please contact the Detroit Passport Agency located at 211 West Fort Street, 2nd Floor, Detroit, MI 48226 or call 877.487.2778.