On June 1, 2009, the U.S. government implemented the full requirements of the land and sea phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). The proposed rules require most U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of entry to have a passport, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the Department of Homeland Security.
Residents may apply for a passport at Township Hall before 4:15pm, Monday through Thursday (except holidays).
Steps to submitting a U.S. Passport Application:
- Visit Travel.State.Gov to access nessasary forms and information needed for obtaining your passport.You can also obtain these forms at the Hartland Township Hall as well. Do not sign the application until instructed to do so by the Acceptance Agent.
- You must file the application in person.
- You must submit proof of U.S. citizenship and proof of identity, as provided on the application form.
- You must submit two recent color photographs meeting the requirements described on the application form.
- You must submit the standardized fees.
Passport fees are the same at every community and acceptance facility. For persons 16 years old and older, there is a $110 fee payable by check or money order only to the U.S. Department of State and a $25.00 execution fee payable by cash or check to Hartland Township. Passport fees for children 15 years old and under include a $80 fee payable by check or money order only to the U.S. Department of State and a $25.00 execution fee payable by cash or check to Hartland Township. Passport card fees are $30 for an adult 16 years old and older and $15 for 15 years old and under, in addition to a $25 execution fee payable to Hartland Township. The requirements and validity for a Passport Card are the same as for a U.S. Passport.
Travelers who need additional information about new passport regulations may visit the U.S. Department of State website or call the Hartland Township Hall at (810) 632-7498.