Applying for a Passport

Passport Types:

Passport Book:

  •  Used to travel internationally by air, land or sea.

  •  Real ID compliant

  •  Can be used for domestic air travel.

Passport Card: 

  • Used for land border crossings and sea ports of entry from Canada, Mexico, The Caribbean, and Bermuda

  • Cannot be used for international air travel

  • Real ID compliant

  • Can be used for domestic air travel

Before beginning your application process, we will ask you three 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 

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 www.travel.state.gov or call our office at 507 328-7629