Applying for a U.S. Passport

The University of Alabama has a Passport Acceptance Facility on campus where students, faculty, staff, and the Tuscaloosa community can apply for U.S. passports.  For the most accurate and up-do-date information, please see the UA Passport Acceptance Facility website.

This service is perfect for students who are preparing to study abroad or for someone who is ready for an adventure at any time.

The facility is located in the Printing & Mail Services Building at 325 Kirkbride Lane formerly known as 351 3rd place.  It is off of Hackberry Lane, near the Riverside East Parking Deck.

Passport Books and Passport Cards are available by appointment 9:00 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, or during walk in hours 12:00–3:00 p.m.

Passport Fees

*Passport fees can be paid by check or money order made out to “U.S. Department of State”.  Credit and debit cards cannot be accepted.

Passport Book: The U.S. Passport Book may be used by U.S. citizens to travel by any means to any international travel destination.

Adults: 16 years or older, $110.00, valid for 10 years

Children: 15 years or younger, $80.00 valid for 5 years

Passport Card: The U.S. Passport Card may only be used by U.S. citizens to re-enter the United States at land border-crossings and sea ports-of-entry when arriving from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.

Adults: 16 years or older, $30.00, valid for 10 years

Children: 15 years or younger, $15.00, valid for 5 years

EXPEDITE SERVICE: Additional $60.00 per application

*All applications bear a $25.00 service fee, which can be paid by cash, check, or credit to “The University of Alabama”.

When applying for a passport, you must have the following documents:

  1. Proof of Citizenship – this is a CERTIFIED COPY of a Birth Certificate, Certificate of Naturalization, or expired U.S. Passport
  2. Passport photograph – taken within the last 6 months, must meet passport requirements as to size (2×2 in), imagine, weight of paper, finish, and must be on a plain, light background.  One passport sized photograph is available for purchase at the Passport Facility for $15.00.
  3. Personal Identification – Picture ID (valid driver’s license is preferred).  Most government issued picture IDs that have an issue date, expiration date, and signature will work.

Quick Information

What: UA Passport Acceptance Facility

Where: Printing & Mail Services Facility

325 Kirkbride Lane (formerly 351 3rd Place)

When: Monday-Friday 9:00-noon BY APPOINTMENT

noon-3:00pm walk-in hours

Contact: 205-348-2054