Detroit Passport Office – Getting a Same Day Passport

by on December 18, 2010 at 9:38 pm

After exceeding 150 comments on post detailing my original experience getting a same day passport, I decided to go through the comments and separate the experiences and helpful tips by passport office.

These comments and tips were related to people’s experiences at the Detroit Passport Office.

From Gabe:

I missed my flight last night because of an expired passport. This morning I was first in line at the new Detroit agency without appointment, was in there for a whole 30 mins. By 12:30PM I have the new passport and the new passport card in hand! Make sure you have everything you’ll need, especially the passport photos. Also just a tip, print out the DS-82 form and fill it out before you go, that may save you time from filling it out there. You can get sameday passports at any passport agencies on not just the 14 listed here. So check for latest Info. Lastly all these agencies are by appointment only! However, if you have an emergency with proof (in my case my boarding pass) they will take care of you anyways. Good Luck!

Here are the breakdown of what I had to pay in which I think is VERY reasonable for last minute service:
Passport Photos: $8.47
Expedite: $60.00
Secuity Surcharge: $20.00
Passport Book: $55.00
Passport Card: $20 (Optional, I just got it cus I also goto Canada often)
Grand Total: $163.47

From MITraveler:

We found out 5 days before leaving for a trip that my wife’s passport was expiring in 3 weeks. We were scrambling over the weekend as to the options including use of expediter who were charging upwards of $225. My wife came across this blog and after reading the comments we made an appointment for Monday monring at the Detroit Pasport Office. We showed up 30 minutes before but we were called almost immediately. The state deparment person at the counter was extremely nice and after verifying all the materials and paying the $170 fee ($110 for passport and $60 expedite fee), she said we can pick up the passport at 3 PM. The passport was ready that afternoon. I really want to thank this blog for giviing us the confidence to go do this directly rather than going through online expediters. I am sure the expediters are good and useful if you don’t live close to a regional passport office. Anyway a great experience at the Detroit office.

If you have had an experience at the Detroit passport office, please share it below. This tremendously helps future readers!

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