New Passports

First Time Applicants


All applicants must appear in person before a passport agent and submit a completed passport application. Application requirements include:
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Valid driver's license or state issued identification card (more information may be needed for state issued identification cards and out of state cards)
  • Social Security number
  • One passport specific photo; which can be taken at our facility for $15
  • Separate payment for each application (check or money order payable to US Dept. of State), this will be sent in with the application
  • Payment for the processing fee and photo (cash, credit card, or check/money order payable to Blue Earth County)

Passport Applications for Minors


Minors, under 18, that do not possess their own identification will need a parent to present theirs.

Minors, 15 years and under, must have both parents' consent to apply for a passport.

Download and fill out a passport application (DS-11) before visiting the Passport Agent located on the 2nd floor of the Government Center.


Passport Processing


The passport agency is experiencing unprecedented delays.  Routine service can take up to 18 weeks.  Expedited service is available to shorten processing times to 12 weeks. Processing times are subject to change, please check travel.state.gov for the most current information. 
  

Additional Passport Information

Additional information can be found at travel.state.gov.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the passport application.