Visit the U.S Passports and International Travel website for answers to questions, what you will need to bring with you when you apply, fee information, and application forms. Electronic U.S. birth certificates cannot be used for citizenship. Original or certified copies only, will be accepted. The Passport Acceptance Facility is located in the Planning & Zoning Office. Routine processing of a passport application now takes 8-11 weeks, and expedited processing (for an additional $60) takes 5-7 weeks. Processing times now begin the day applications are received at the passport agency or center, not on the day the customer applied for a passport at an acceptance facility. Limited Passport Agent available, please call 218-631-7604 before coming to the agency to apply for a passport or renewal, to be sure an agent is available.
The U.S. Department of State’s family travel campaign promotes parents applying early for their child’s passport before the busy summer travel season. The campaign runs through May and June (the months where Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are celebrated).