Passports

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPEAR IN PERSON
Please call the office in advance for convenient times for processing your passport application. Phone: 507-238-3213


Passport Information

Passport Required For:
  • All air travel to or from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.
  • Check requirements for sea travel and land border crossings at the U.S. Department of State's web site: http://www.travel.state.gov


To obtain a United States Passport you will need to present the following:

1. Completed passport application form (you MUST sign in person) - obtain from the County Recorder's Office or the following Passport Agency's web site http://www.travel.state.gov and click on "Application for Passport".

2. A certified Copy of Birth Certificate from the County or State level (Not a Hospital Certificate).

3. One passport photograph that meets passport requirements.

4. Valid Driver's License for identification. Additional ID required for out of state drivers license.

Minors under 16 must appear with both parents and parents must present valid Driver's Licenses. Minors 16 and older, if they have a valid Driver's License, may appear without a parent, but should have a parent's check to show consent. If a minor 16 years old or older has no I.D., one parent must appear with the minor.

5.
Fees:
Passport Book  (Covers all methods of travel)

Adult: (16 & over)
$110.00 check to US Dept of State
$25.00 cash, credit card or check to Martin County Recorder
Under 16:
$80.00 check to US Dept of State
$25.00 cash, credit card or check to Martin County Recorder

Passport Card  (Does Not cover air travel)

Adult: (16 & over)
$30.00 check to US Dept of State
$25.00 cash, credit card or check to Martin County Recorder
Under 16:
$15.00 check to US Dept of State
$25.00 cash, credit card or check to Martin County Recorder

Passport Book & Card at the same time

Adult: (16 & over)
$140.00 check to US Dept of State
$25.00 cash, credit card or check to Martin County Recorder
Under 16:
$95.00 check to US Dept of State
$25.00 cash, credit card or check to Martin County Recorder

6. If leaving in less than 2 weeks, you may expedite the passport application by paying a $60.00 expedite fee per passport. The fee is in addition to the cost of the passport and there may also be express mail fees.

7. If one parent cannot appear with the child to sign, we must have a signed and notarized statement from that parent. A form can be found under the Passport Agency's website.

8. Processing time takes approximately 6 weeks. You will receive your passport in the mail.
    Expedited passport take approximetly 2 - 3 weeks.