Michigan State University

PASSPORTS:

2/23/2018 NOTE: If you are planning to visit the MSU Libraries Passport Office in the next several days, please be aware that the Red Cedar River has flooded its banks and caused road and parking lot closures. Lots 62 West and 62 East (North Spartan Stadium Lots) and parts of Kalamazoo street are currently closed.  To view a map of the current road, sidewalk, parking lot and bridge closures on the MSU campus, as well as flooded and closed areas, go to https://msusdm.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Styler/index.html?appid=4a41d32755424ddfb6e77c369bdf67ea

Yes! The MSU Main Library has a Passport Acceptance Facility! We provide the same service as other Passport Acceptance Facilities. We provide a convenient location for MSU Students/Faculty/Staff and their families. We serve Community members also.

Walk-in Service:

Walk-in Service, for processing applications, is available Monday-Friday from 8:00am-Noon - no appointment necessary and rarely a wait.

Service by Appointment:

Available for appointments to process applications (may vary during University holidays and breaks):

  • Monday-Friday: Noon-6:00pm​

  • Sun​day: 2:00pm-6:00pm

You must email at least one business day before appointment request in order to secure an appointment. We are unable to take appointment requests over the phone or for the same day.

NOTE: MSU Passport Office Closed Sunday March 4th due to MSU Spring Break-MSU Library is closed that weekend.

Email us at: passport@lib.msu.edu asking to schedule an appointment. NOTE: We are not able to schedule same day requests. Requests for Sunday Appointments must be confirmed by email by 3:30pm the Friday before.

Include:

  • Number of people you will be scheduling for at one time. Allow yourself extra time for processing if you have young children. 
  • Time and Date preference. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences.

We will email back within one business day (Monday-Friday) to schedule an appointment.  Email is monitored 7AM-4PM Monday-Friday.

Renewals

Most renewals cannot be handled by Passport Acceptance Agencies. If you have a passport that was issued less than 15 years ago and you were at least 16 years old when it was issued, a self-service renewal by mail is likely the correct option. Please visit the U.S. Department of State - Passports by Mail page to confirm that renewal by mail is appropriate.

*If your last passport was issued when you were under 16, you will need to "renew" with an adult form (DS-11) and we can accept that form, payment, documents at our location. 

Lost Passport: We can process your DS-11 Application and other necessary paperwork if you have lost your passport.  Visit the  U.S. Department of State -Lost or Stolen Passports information for details.

Passport Photos

We can take your photo as part of your Passport appointment for DS-11 applications, or you may bring one with you from another vendor.  If you need a Passport sized photo for mailing your own renewal, you may come to the service desk anytime it is open and the desk attendant can take your photo.  NO appointment is necessary for a photo only. (scroll to bottom of page for pricing and additional information)

Photo Hours - Photos are taken at the Hollander Service Desk located on 2 West during Service Desk Hours

What you need to Apply for a New Passport

  • A DS-11 Application
    • Do not sign the application until the passport agent instructs you to do so.
    • This form can be completed online, printed from travel.state.gov, or we have forms available to fill out in person.
    • If filling out by hand, please print legibly and use only black ink. Please do not use any whiteout on the form.
  • Proof of Citizenship (one of the following)
    • Original birth certificate or a certified copy (no hospital certificates or photocopies)
    • Previous U.S. Passport
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Proof of Identity
  • Passport Photo
    • A 2x2in photograph taken in the last 6 months is required. The picture should be of the full face with a plain white or off-white background. Visit travel.state.gov for full details.
    • MSU Library offers a Passport Photo Service for an additional $10.60 (includes tax) fee.
  • Fees (two separate payments required for a new passport)
    • Application fee: payable to the Department of State, see the fees section for a listing of fees. Can only be paid with a check or money order.
    • Execution fee: A separate payment of $25.00* per application is required for our passport facility. Payment can made by credit or debit card, cash, or check made payable to MSU Library.

Fees

*NOTE: The U.S. Passport Execution Fee will increase to $35 effective April 2, 2018.

Adult Applications (Age 16 and Older)

For 16 and 17 year olds, one parent or legal guardian should be present. See requirements for 16 and 17 year olds.

Service Type
(Current wait time as of 1/22/18)

Passport Type

Application Fee
Payable to Dept. of State

Execution Fee
Payable to MSU Libraries

Total needed for the 2 separate payments

Routine Service

6 Weeks

Passport Book

$110

$25

$135

Passport Card

$30

$25

$55

Passport Book and Card

$140

$25

$165

Expedited Service

3 Weeks

$60 fee

Passport Book

$110 + $60 (expedited fee)

$25

$195

Passport Card

$30 + $60  (expedited fee)

$25

$115

Passport Book and Card

$140 + $60 (expedited fee)

$25

$225

Minor Applications (Under Age 16)

Refer to the Department of State’s website for the requirements for minors.

Service Type
(Current wait time as of 1/22/18)

Passport Type

Application Fee
Payable to Dept. of State

Execution Fee
Payable to MSU Libraries

Total needed for the 2 separate payments

Routine Service

6 Weeks

Passport Book

$80

$25

$105

Passport Card

$15

$25

$40

Passport Book and Card

$95

$25

$120

Expedited Service

3 Weeks

$60 fee

Passport Book

$80 + $60  (expedited fee)

$25

$165

Passport Card

$15 + $60  (expedited fee)

$25

$100

Passport Book and Card

$95 + $60  (expedited fee)

$25

$180

Other Fees

Optional Photo Service

Paid to MSU Library for required US passport sized photograph
No appointment necessary for photo only
Photo Hours - Photos are taken at the Hollander Service Desk located on 2 West during Service Desk Hours
 

$10.60

(includes tax for two photos)

Overnight Delivery Return Service

Paid per application to the Department of the State, not valid for passport cards.

$15.89 

Brochure

Download and print a Passport Agency brochure (pdf) - includes information from MSU Library Passport Agency and a chart to calculate your passport fees.

Location:

Passport Office
2nd Floor West Wing
Main Library
East Lansing, MI 48824

Parking Information

For parking information, visit the Library's Address & Visiting page.

Further Questions Regarding Passports?

Visit travel.state.gov or call the National Passport Information Office at (877) 487-2778 or email passport@lib.msu.edu