Passport Applications & Photos

Before you start, please note:

Non refundable fees 

  • The passport application fee and the execution fee are non-refundable. They are collected and retained by law even if a passport is not issued.

​Passport hours

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursdays,  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to closing to ensure ample amount of time to process the application(s).
  • Completed passport forms must be written in black ink only and on one side of the page. If a correction is needed, draw a line through the error and re-write next to it. White-out is not allowed. 

Minors under age 16 cannot apply for a passport by themselves.

Both parents/guardians must appear in person with the minor and provide consent, authorizing passport issuance to the minor. If one parent/guardian is unable to appear in person, then the DS-11 application must be accompanied by a signed, notarized Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent from the non-applying parent/guardian. 

If the minor only has one parent/guardian, evidence of sole authority to apply for the minor must be submitted with the application in the form of a:

  • U.S. or foreign birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or adoption decree listing only the applying parent 
  • Court order granting sole legal custody to the applying parent (unless child’s travel is restricted by that order) 
  • Court order specifically permitting applying parent’s travel with the child 
  • Judicial declaration of incompetence of the non-applying parent 
  • Death certificate of the non-applying parent 

The following MUST be provided when submitting:

1) Proof of United States citizenship (one of the following; must be original; no copies)
  •  Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport (current or expired)*
  • Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship
    * Parents must submit proof of relationship to a minor applicant. Proof of relationship is not established through a previous passport. A certified birth certificate is acceptable to prove relationship, as long as it lists the parents’ names.
  • As of 1-9-2017 all customers applying for a passport using form DS-11 must submit a clear photo copy of their citizenship evidence in addition to their original or certified copy of U.S. Citizenship.

2) Proof of identity (one of the following)

  • Valid Driver License (if issued by a state other than Minnesota, please bring a second form of identification in addition to the Driver License, for example, a Social Security card)
  • Current photo Government ID (city, state, or federal)
  • Previously issued, valid, undamaged U.S. Passport
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Current Military ID

 3) One (1) passport photo

  • Size: 2 x 2 inches
  •  Background: white only
  •  Picture: color, with a clear, full front view of your face
  •  Passport photos available upon request for $10.00 plus tax per photo
Please see the following federal site for more Passport information Travel.State.Gov