Get Your Passport

Here's what you need to know:

  1. Applicants for U.S. passports must be U.S. citizens.
  2. All applicants MUST appear in person.
  3. Applicants age 16 and over must personally sign their passport application.
  4. Both parents must appear in person for minors under the age of 16. If one parent is unable to appear, a notarized letter of consent or other legal documents must be presented. View the U.S. State Department website for information on minors.
  5. If you are renewing your current passport, you may not be eligible to apply at a passport acceptance facility and must apply by mail. However, we could take your photo! See more information about renewals below, or check the U.S. Department of State website.
  6. Note: we only accept check and money orders for the application fee. The execution fee may be paid with a separate check, money order, or cash. We are unable to accept credit card payments at this time.

Applying for your passport at UMD is easy:


Renewing your passport?

You MUST renew by mail if your most recent passport:

  • Can be submitted with your application
  • Is undamaged
  • Was issued when you were age 16 or older
  • Was issued within the last 15 years
  • Was issued in your current name (or you can legally document your name change)

Need a passport for your child?

Steps to apply for a child's passport

Our Passport Facility takes official passport and visa photos!