Passports

Services are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Appointments can be made by calling the Clerk's Office at 616-355-1301.


As of October 14, 2021, the US Passport Agency has updated processing times to
14 weeks for routine service
10 weeks for expedited service

For more information on processing times see the US Passport website.

Photo service for passport photos is available in the Clerk’s office.

Renewal application forms and passport photos for renewals are available at Holland City Hall, but applicants must mail in their own passport renewal applications (DS-82).

Passport Book vs. Passport Card

A Passport Book is valid for travel internationally by air, land or sea. A Passport Card is a limited-use, wallet-size card, good for land and sea travel (not air travel) between the U.S. and:

  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Caribbean Region
  • Mexico

The application process and form are the same for both the Passport Book and Passport Card.

What You Need for a Passport Application

For more specifics, visit the Travel.State.Gov website. The person applying for a passport must appear in person when making application for a passport.

  • Completed application
  • Valid picture identification (Driver’s License, if license says "Not Valid for Federal Identification" you must submit additional documents)
  • Proof of citizenship (certified birth or naturalization certificate)
  • Passport picture (available in the Clerk’s Office for $10)
  • Two separate payments
    • Payment to the U.S. Department of State (check or money order only)
    • Payment to City of Holland (check, money order or cash only)

Cost for 16 Years & Older - Valid for 10 Years

Passport Book

  • $110 (U.S. Department of State) (14 weeks)
  • $35 (City of Holland)
  • $10 (Picture taken by the City of Holland)

Passport Card

  • $30 (U.S. Department of State) (14 weeks, expedition not available)
  • $35 (City of Holland)
  • $10 (Picture taken by the City of Holland)

Cost for Under 16 - Valid for 5 Years

Child and both parents must be present.

Passport Book

  • $80 (U.S. Department of State) (14 weeks)
  • $35 (City of Holland)
  • $10 (Picture taken by the City of Holland)

Passport Card

  • $15 (U.S. Department of State) (14 weeks, expedition not available)
  • $35 (City of Holland)
  • $10 (Picture taken by the City of Holland)

Expedited Service

Expedited Service is available for Passport Books for an additional charge. Expedited passports are issued in about 6-10 weeks, if all of the Expedite options are requested.

Expedite Fee Options

  • Expedite Fee - $60 (U.S. Department of State)
  • Expedited Overnight Mailing - $25.50 (City of Holland)
  • Overnight Return Mailing - $17.56 (U.S. Department of State)

If a customer is traveling due to a life or death emergency or other urgent travel needs, he or she will need to make an appointment to appear at a Regional Passport Agency. Appointments at Passport Agencies can be made through the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) at 877-487-2778 (toll-free) or 888-874-7793 (TDD/TYY). The automated telephone appointment system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The applicant must pay the Passport Fee, Execution Fee and Expedite Fee to the U.S. Department of State.

Closed during Elections

Passport Services will not be available on Election Days or the day before an election.