Michigan Passport Offices – Where you can apply for a passport in Michigan

Getting a passport is not as difficult as it may seem. You just need to know how you can start the process. First, find out where a passport acceptance facility is located. Next, get in contact with an agent to inquire about the forms, supporting documents, and the fees associated with the process. With the information you gathered, now you can start by collecting all the materials before visiting a site. In Michigan, passport offices are in many different buildings.

The most convenient place to find an office is in the post office. Post office agents are authorized by the State Department to collect forms and fees of passport applicants and submit them for processing. Places like the office of county clerk’s, courthouses, and public libraries are authorized to do the same. You can go to any of the acceptance centers because the fees are the same for the service you choose. Just remember that your application is process somewhere else and you will receive it in the mail. The standard processing time is 4-6 weeks. Here are some locations in cities across Michigan.

Michigan Passport Offices

Facility Address City Phone
Alpena Post Office 350 N 2nd Ave
Alpena, MI 49707
Alpena (989) 354-2520
Bay City Post Office 1000 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
Bay City (989) 895-5555
GWY – Detroit Main Post Office 1401 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48233
Detroit (313) 226-8075
Grand Rapids Main Post Office 225 Michigan St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Grand Rapids (616) 776-1577
Peter White Public Library 217 N Front St
Marquette, MI 49855
Marquette (906) 226-4311
Sault St. Marie Post Office 161 Ridge St
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Sault Ste. Marie (906) 632-9951
Port Huron Post Office 852 32nd St
Port Huron, MI 48061
Port Huron (810) 989-4830

Expedited Passport Services in Michigan

Expedited passport service is if you need a passport in a faster time frame than the four weeks it will take to process. If your trip is coming up in the next two or three weeks, use this service to get your travel document quickly. You must provide proof of travel which can be an itinerary or flight number from a reputable airline company.  Since this is a time-sensitive service, the cost is more in comparison to the fees charged for regular processing.

In case of an emergency, a passport agency can get a passport in 24 hours. You must provide documented proof of an emergency abroad that requires your immediate departure. An emergency can be a family critically ill, was in an accident, or passed away and so you must leave within 24 to 72 hours.  To get in contact with an agency, call the National Passport Center at (877) 487-2778 and arrange for an appointment. Most agencies are in Federal Buildings; therefore, an interview is necessary. Also, these buildings are closed on or during Federal Holidays. So plan accordingly. Not every state has a passport agency office; here are the locations of two agencies near Michigan State:

Detroit Passport Agency
211 West Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48226

8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

12:00 am to 3:30 pm

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

Chicago Passport Agency
Kluczynski Federal Building
230 S. Dearborn Street, 18th Floor. Chicago, IL 60604

8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

REAL ID Act of 2005

According to the REAL ID Act, every state-issued ID cards and driver’s licenses must have a set of security features printed on them. If any of the IDs are used for identification purposes at an airport and do not contain the security codes, TSA agents will not allow the user to board his or her flight. As of now, some states changed their ID cards while others have not. By October 1, 2020, the entire US and its territories must comply otherwise residents must choose another form of ID to travel. Michigan state is compliant with the law. Therefore, residents of this state do not need to worry as their IDs have the security features.

TSA has already created a list, which can be found on their website, with alternative documents. Here is a list of some of those documents:

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
  • Permanent resident card
  • HSPD-12 PIV card

Most Americans already own a passport. If you don’t have one, there are many places you can go and apply for it. Below you will find a more detailed list of passport processing facilities in Michigan.

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