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   *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

 ***US Department of State COVID-19 updates***

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Contact Information:

Olmsted County Passport Office

151 4th Street SE

Rochester, MN  55904

Phone: 507 328-7629 Fax: 507 328-7397