WMU Passport Acceptance Facility

Members of the campus community and the public may apply for their passports and have the necessary photos taken at WMU's Passport Acceptance Facility in the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. Note that Western Michigan University will be closed on the following dates: Thursday, November 28; Friday, November 29; and December 23-January 1. 




Required Documents

Visit the US Department of State passport website for a list of required documents. For questions about special circumstances, please contact the National Passport Information Center at (877) 487-2778.

For applicants renewing passports with a DS-82: the Haenicke Institute for Global Education can provide photo service but cannot assume mailing obligations.

Required Documents: US Department of State

Passport Fees

There are two fees required to process each application that must be paid by personal check or money order:

  1. Application fee: $110 for adults (other fees may vary); payable to the U.S. Department of State.*
  2. Passport execution fee: $35; payable to WMU (waived for WMU students and employees).

*Application fee based on standard processing time—6 weeks—for adults at least 16 years of age..

Passport Fees: US Department of State 

Passport Photos

The Haenicke Institute for Global Education offers passport photos for $10 (waived for WMU students and employees) that must be paid by personal check or money order.

All photos must conform to the photo requirements outlined by the US Department of State.

Passport Photos: US Department of State


Fall 2019: August 26 to December 20  

Day Hours Details
Monday 1 to 6 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT
  • Appointments must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance, no same-day appointments offered.
  • If applicant is more than 15 minutes late for an appointment, passport processors reserve the right to deny and reschedule the appointment. 
  • To schedule an appointment or request more information, contact the Haenicke Institute for Global Education at (269) 387-5890.    
Tuesday 8 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday Noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 WALK-IN (no appointment necessary)

  • Walk-ins are serviced on a first-come, first-served basis until the hours conclude. Individuals who visit walk-ins are not guaranteed a processing session.
  • Appointments are recommended for families or group-appointments.  

Facility Location    

Haenicke Institute for Global Education
Western Michigan University
2425 Ellsworth Hall (second floor)
(269) 387-5890

Nearest parking available at meters in Lot 48. Use the WMU parking map for directions.

For comprehensive information about the passport application process and international travel information, visit the State Department passport website or call the National Passport Information Center at (877) 487-2778.