How do I apply for a passport?
Go to the State Department Passport website.
The site contains application instructions for a first-time applicant and for passport renewals. Please note that your passport needs to be valid for 6 months after the date of your expected return to the United States.
Where I can apply for a passport locally?
Use the State Department link to locate Passport Acceptance Facilities. You can also search for Passport Acceptance Facilities that take photos on-site.
At the time of publication, the Alma and Elwell post offices, and Gratiot County Clerk’s Office accept applications, but you should confirm this online first.
Where can I get my passport photos taken?
The following businesses on Wright Avenue in Alma will take official passport photos. At publication, prices range from $8 - 11 for two photos. Some passport agencies also take photos for a fee.
Rite Aid (989) 463-6111
Walgreens (989) 463-2704
Wal-mart (989) 463-6770
Have an official passport photo taken, then make multiple copies on photo paper using a color printer, or take the photo to a business such as Wal-mart to use their photo kiosk to make multiple copies at a low price.
Visit the U.S Department of State website for a list of photo requirements.
How long does it take the State Department to process a passport?
It typically takes between 4-6 weeks to get a passport, though it can be longer depending on the time of year. Go to the U.S Department of State website to get a current estimation of processing time:
What does a passport cost?
Fees vary depending on whether one buys a passport and book, passport only, etc. Refer to the U.S Department of State website for current fees.