Applying for a Passport

   *Important office changes*

The Olmsted County Passport office is now open. Some of our processes have changed to comply with social distancing guidelines for the safety of our customers and staff. Please note the changes below.

Read this message first:

If you are thinking about applying for or renewing a U.S. passport now for international travel, please read the Department of State's current international travel advisory. Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have extremely limited U.S. passport operations. If you apply or renew now, you will experience significant delays of several months to receive your U.S. passport and the return of your citizenship evidence documents (such as birth certificates or naturalization certificates). Unless you have a life-or-death emergency, please wait until we resume normal operations to apply for or renew your passport.

Passports can not be expedited until further notice!

Before beginning your application process, we will ask you four questions:

1.  Did you bring proof of U.S. citizenship?

2.  Did you bring a current valid ID?

3.  Did you bring a check or money order?

  • There are two separate payments required when you apply.

    • One payable to the U.S. Department of State that cannot be cash or credit card

    • One payable to Olmsted County that can be cash, check, money order or credit card 

4.  Did you bring any certified name change documents?

You must register here to receive your approximate arrival time

Adult Passport

For first time passports, or renewal of a passport expired more than 5 years.

What you must bring:

  • Completed form DS-11 - Must use black ink 

  • Evidence of citizenship such as a certified birth certificate, certificate of naturalization etc.

  • Passport photo - We can take your photo in our office

  • Any name change certified documents

  • Passport application fee

    • Check or money order payable to: U.S. Department of State for the fee according to passport type and timeline

  • Passport Execution Fee

    • Cash, check, money order or credit card payable to Olmsted County for processing, copies and optional photo

Child under age 16 

What you must bring:

  • Completed form DS-11 - Must use black ink

  • Both parents must be present. If this is impossible, see step 7 here

  • Certified birth certificate

  • Parent's current valid photo ID's

  • Passport photo - We can take your photo in our office

  • Any name change certified documents for child and/or parents

  • Passport application fee

    • Check or money order payable to: U.S. Department of State for the fee according to passport type and timeline

  • Passport execution fee:

    •  Cash, check, money order or credit card payable to Olmsted County for processing, copies and optional photo

Applicant age 16-17

What you must bring:

  • Completed form DS-11 - Must use black ink

  • We recommend one parent be present

  • Certified birth certificate

  • Current photo ID - Or current photo ID from one parent

  • Passport photo - We can take your photo in our office

  • Any name change certified documents for child and/or parent

  • Passport application fee

    • Check or money order payable to: U.S. Department of State for the fee according to passport type and timeline

  • Passport execution fee:

    • Cash, check, money order or credit card payable to Olmsted County for processing, copies and optional photo

Lost or Stolen Passport?

Questions or special circumstances?

Need forms or more information?

Visit Travel.State.Gov or call our office at 507 328-7629