U.S. Passports

Van Buren County is a registered Passport Accepting Agent at this location:

Van Buren County Treasurer's Office
219 E. Paw Paw St. ~ Suite 101
Paw Paw, MI 49079

PHONE: 269-657-8228


  • Mondays: closed
  • Tuesdays: 9:00 -12:00, 1:00-4:00
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 -12:00, 1:00-4:00
  • Thursdays: 9:00 -12:00, 1:00-4:00
  • Fridays: closed

All applicants for a passport must have forms completed and appropriate documentation as required. Photocopies are NOT available from our office.

Steps to Obtaining Passports

1.  Submit a Department of State Passport Application in one of the following ways:

  1.  Complete the online application, print it, and bring it in with you: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/forms.html
  2. Complete the online application at our in-office computer kiosk.
  3.  Complete a paper application in our office.

2.  Submit a Passport Photo

  1. You may bring in your own photo following the Department of State requirements found here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/photos.html 
  2. Have us take your passport photo for a $10 fee.

3.  Provide ID and Citizenship Documentation.  For a list of acceptable documentation visit the Department of State's How to Apply page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply.html


The cost of a passport varies depending on several factors including your age, the type of passport you need and if it is a new passport or a renewal.

Passport Fees Chart_TSG_JAN 2022

To help you calculate your exact fees use the Fee Calculator : https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/fees/fee-calculator.html 

There are up to three (3) separate fees that you must be prepared to pay when you come into our office:

  • Required fees:
    • Application fee: (amount varies) Check or Money Order only payable to:  Department of State
      • A separate check or money order is required for each application.
    • Execution (Acceptance) fee:  $35 - Check, Money Order or Cash payable to:  Van Buren County
  • Optional fee:
    • Passport photo fee: $10 - Check, Money Order or Cash payable to:  Van Buren County  (optional if you bring a photo that conforms to the State Department requirements).

For More Information About Passports

Contact The National Passport Information Center (NPIC) @ 1-877-874-7793 or go to their website:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html