A passport is a document, issued by the U.S. government, which certifies the identity and nationality of its holder. To receive a passport, applicants must appear in person at one of two county locations.
Locations (see business hours)
|U.S. State Department Fee
||Dakota County Fee
||U.S. State Department Fee
||Dakota County Fee|
|Passport Card Renewal
||Subject to postal rates
||Subject to postal rates|
For U.S. Department of State fees: Check or money order only. A separate check or money order is required for each application.
For Dakota County fees: Check, money order or cash only.
New application requirements
To receive a new passport or replace a lost or damaged passport, you must come in person to one of the two county locations, bringing the following:
- Completed DS-11 Passport Application Form (with black ink)
- Passport fees—each applicant should have separate checks payable to the U.S. Department of State and Dakota County.
- Applicant’s Social Security number
- Proof of citizenship (For a complete list of acceptable proof, visit the U.S. Department of State)
- Proof of identity (For a complete list of acceptable proof, visit the U.S. Department of State)
- Passport photo—one 2 inch by 2 inch color photo with a solid white background. Photos available at all locations for a fee.
There are also special requirements for minor applicants age 16 and younger.
If you have been previously issued a passport, you may qualify for therenewal process.
If you qualify, complete an application form DS-82 and mail it directly to the address on application.
Checking application status
Passports are processed and issued by the U.S. Department of State. Visit their website for current processing times.
If you have already applied and would like to check the status of your application, call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 or TDD/TTY at 1-888-874-7793 or visit their website at U.S. Department of State.
New travel requirements
For the most recent travel requirements to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Canada or Mexico, visit U.S. Department of State.