Bedford Township is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Temperance, MI you can go here for passport help. Bedford Township is a Municipal facility that is able to witness your signature and seal your passport documents - standard processing is 4-8 weeks. This office DOES NOT issue passports, they will send your passport forms directly to a regional passport facility. There is 1 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Temperance. Bedford Township is located in County, Michigan.
About Bedford Township
Bedford Township is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Bedford Township is sort of like a special notary for the Department of State / Passport Agency in which they can "Witness" your signature and officially "Seal" your application and documents. There is a separate $35 fee for this that is paid at the time of sealing.
Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Bedford Township will have pre-printed passport forms. You may also get passport forms from our website and print them on your own printer.
Passport Document Sealing / Passport Application Signature Witness - Bedford Township is an official Acceptance Agent as appointed by the Department of State. Certain municipal and postal employees at this location are authorized to "Witness" your signature (kind of like a notary). NOTE: not required for passport renewals Acceptance Agent fee is $35 (see more about Acceptance Agent Fees)
4-6 week passport expediting / 10-12-week standard passport service - These are the standard processing times for passports at any acceptance agent.
Passport Photos - They can take and print your passport photos on site, typically $10-15.
Bedford Township Service Area Radius
This passport office is located in -
Monroe County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 48182, 48177, 48144, 48133, 49267, 43613, 43612, 48140, 49270, 43656, 43623, 48145, 43657, 43610, 43608, 48157, 43606, 43611, 43620
Frequently asked questions
How fast can I get a passport at Bedford Township?
Bedford Township does not issue passports, they are sent to a central processing facility, it will take at a minimum of 4 weeks if using expedited service and up to 12 weeks for standard processing.
I need a passport sooner than that, what are my options?
The closest passport agency isn't too far from Temperance, Detroit Passport Agency is only about 80 miles roundtrip from Temperance. This will be your best option for getting a passport quickly.
Does Bedford Township charge for passports?
Bedford Township is an acceptance agent, Bedford Township does not issue passports – they do however charge the standard $35 acceptance agent fee to seal your documents, this is only required for new or replacement passport applications; renewals do not need to be sealed and thus no acceptance agent fee is required. Please see our detailed information on passport fees.
Can I get walk-in passport service at Bedford Township?
If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Bedford Township? Then no. They do not issue passports, you can get walk-in passport issuance at a regional passport facility only, not local acceptance agent facilities; passport are sent to a central processing location.
Does Bedford Township do passport renewals?
If you have your expired or soon-to-be expired passport, it is in good condition and the validity period on your expired passport was for 10-years, then you do not even need to visit an acceptance agent. You can do your application online, print-it and send it in with new passport photos, the old passport, and the required passport fees. See our guide about passport renewals to renew your passport yourself.
Can Bedford Township tell me about the status of my application?
No, they are acceptance agents and have nothing to do with the application once they witness your signature and seal your application. Once an application is in-process, Bedford Township will not be able to assist any further.
What forms of payment does Bedford Township accept?
At Bedford Township, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Since Bedford Township takes passport photos there, you can also pay for photos with the same payment methods. Passport Fees can only be paid with a check or money order.