(Adults 16 years of age or older)

First time applicants must complete an Application for a U.S. Passport (Form DS-11). Forms are available online through the US State Department website and in person at the MSU Passport Acceptance Facility. 

  • Application should be completed prior to your appointment with the MSU Passport Acceptance Facility.
  • Youths 16 or 17 years old must apply in person with one parent.
  • Use BLACK INK only to fill in forms
  • Please print out the form as two pages; NOT a front-and-back copy. Each page has a barcode at the bottom that must be visible.

Submit the following documents with the completed Form DS-11:

  1. Proof of United States Citizenship (with the following information is required) 
    Note: All birth records must meet U.S. Department of State guidelines.
    • Original State-issued Birth Certificate with raised, colored, or embossed seal
    • Certified copy of State-issued birth certificate with raised, colored, or embossed seal
      • Photocopies of birth certificates are not acceptable
      • Original Social Security Card
      • Birth certificates may be obtained at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm
      • U.S. Citizens born abroad may submit one of the following:
        1. Original Certificate of Naturalization (Adults 18 or older)
        2. Original Form FS 240, Consular Report of Birth Abroad
        3. Original Form DS-1350, Certification of a Report of Birth Abroad
        4. Original Certificate of Citizenship
    • Applicants may be required to submit the following in addition to proof of citizenship: Original name change documents (marriage license, divorce decree, adoption papers)
  1. Identity Verification
    • Current state-issued driver's license
      • Driver's license must be the original card. Photocopies and temporarary licenses cannot be accepted.
    • Current state-issued ID Card
    • Current Military ID

Secondary ID Types

Minors aged 16 or 17 are not required to present photo ID if the accompanying parent has a valid current ID, such as current adult driver license, valid adult passport, or Military ID.  If the applicant has a valid ID it should be presented at the time of application.

  1. Photocopy of ID front and back (Copies can be made at MSU Passport Acceptance Facility)
  2. Passport Photo: One recent passport photograph meeting passport office requirements, taken within the last six months. Passport photo services can be provided by MSU Passport Acceptance Facility for $15.00. 
  1. Two Required Payments
    1. 1st payment: Payable to U.S. Department of State (Check, money order, or cashiers check only.)
      See current US Department of State passport fees website.
    2. 2nd payment: Payable to MSU Passport Office (Check, money order, cash, or credit / debit card).
      Execution/processing fee ($35.00)


NOTE: Additional ID Alternatives:

  • Out-of-state driver's license or enhanced driver's license with photo
  • Learner's or temporary driver's permit (without a photo)
  • In-state, fully valid non-driver ID (without a photo)
  • Out-of-state, non-driver ID
  • Temporary driver's license (without a photo)
  • Social Security card
  • Voter registration card
  • Employee work ID
  • Student ID
  • School yearbook with identifiable photograph
  • Selective Service (draft) card
  • Medicare or other health card
  • Expired driver's license 
  • Form DS-71, for an Identifying Witness (only available at your local Acceptance Facility or a Passport Agency).