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January is the busiest time of year for passport applications and appointments book up quickly. Processing time to obtain a passport is four to six weeks. If you are traveling in late winter or in spring please call the City Clerk’s Office now to make an appointment. The phone number is 248-530-1880.

For additional information contact the National Passport Information Center at (877) 487-2778 or

Apply for a U.S. Passport at the City Clerk's Office

Passport GlobeThe Western Hemisphere travel initiative requires U.S. citizens to have a passport when traveling outside the United States.  Log on to 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.

Passport Card
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.

  Adult (16 and older)
  $110.00 payable to U.S. Dept of State
  $25.00 payable to City of Birmingham      
  Child (15 and under)
  $80.00 payable to U.S. Dept of State
  $25.00 payable to City of Birmingham

  Adult (16 and older)
  $30.00 payable to U.S. Dept of State
  $25.00 payable to City of Birmingham     
  Child (15 and under)
  $15.00 payable to U.S. Dept of State
  $25.00 payable to City of Birmingham

You will receive your passport from the Department of State, by mail, in approximately six to eight 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. 

Passport TropicalDownload an application 
Application forms are available in the Clerk’s Office and on the Passport Agency's web site.  For detailed information on applying for or renewing a passport, as well as an application form, log on to 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.