Passports

ATTENTION this facility will not be available for processing passport applications on the following date(s):

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Auditor/Treasurer's Office is a Passport Acceptance Facility for new passports, passports that expired more than five (5) years ago, were issued to a minor, or passports that have been lost, stolen or damaged. We are available to process passport applications from 8:00 AM to 3:15 PM, Monday thru Friday. We do not actually create the passports in our office, but accept applications, supporting documents, fees etc. to be sent to the Passport Processing Facility.

Applications must be fully processed by 3:30 PM and take approximately 20 minutes per application to process if the forms come in fully completed.

Applications are processed on a first come first served basis.

If you are coming in as a group please plan appropriately for time allowed.

Both Parents are required to complete the application with the minor child so please make accommodations for your other minor children to be supervised while we are processing the applications.

There are two products available for a passport:

U.S. Passport Book: This is the most common type of passport requested. The U.S. passport book is used to enter the United States from any international land border crossing, sea ports-of-entry and travel by air. The book is valid for ten (10) years for ages 16 and older, five (5) years for minors under 16 years of age.

U.S. Passport Card: The U.S. passport card is used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air. The card is smaller and less expensive than a passport book. The card is valid for ten (10) years for ages 16 and older, five (5) years for minors under 16 years of age.

What to bring with you:

Passport Photos:  
Bring passport photos with you if you had them taken elsewhere.
Kanabec County can also take the passport photos for a fee. 
A few suggestions to follow so as to avoid having your photo rejected by the Department of State:
No Camouflage clothing
No Headwear

Documentation: (this is the basic, your history may require more)
Certified birth certificate and a copy of certified birth certificate
Drivers license and copy of drivers license front and back of license on the same side of page
We can make make your copies, but there will be a charge for copies starting November 12, 2019

Payment:
Payment to the US Department of State for the passport must be in the form of a check or money order
Payment to Kanabec County for processing fee, photos, and copies can be in the form of check, money order, cash, or debit/credit card; but please be aware that there is a fee to process debit/credit cards.