Important Due to Covid-19, processing times for passports are taking longer than normal for both standard and expedited services.

Dakota County Passport - Where to Apply for a Passport in Dakota County, Mn.

The list of Dakota county passport application acceptance facilities is provided below. It is arranged in alphabetical order according to the cities in which the facilities are located. The number of Minnesota passport offices in Dakota County where residents of the state can submit their application for a new passport has decreased over the last couple of years.

The time it takes to process an application is estimated to take up to 10 weeks. You can add $60 to the payment for fees to expedite the process in 4 to 6 weeks.

For emergency travel needs, you can schedule an appointment to apply at the Minneapolis Passport Agency if your departure date is in fourteen days or less. You can also apply at the regional center if your departure date is 4 weeks away but you also need to get a travel visa. If you can't get to Minneapolis, you can authorize an express passport expediter such as Rush My Passport to submit the application for you.

UPDATE: Mailing delays are impacting passport processing. The Department of State's processing times begin when applications are received at a passport agency or center and not when you mail them or apply at a local acceptance facility. Standard service may take between 6 and 9 weeks. This timeframe does not include delivery time. Mailing times vary across the country.

Expedited service takes from 3 to 5 weeks exluding mailing times on the front and back end. Mailing delays may be significant so requesting 1-2-day mailing may greatly help.

Regional passport agencies are offering two types of appointments: Life-of-Death Emergency Service and Urgent Travel Service.

Life-or-death emergencies are serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths in your immediate family (parent, legal guardian, child, spouse, sibling, and grandparent) that require you to travel outside the United States within 3 business days.

If you need to travel due to a qualified life-or-death emergency, please call the National Passport Information Center for an appointment:

Mondays through Fridays 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. ET, call 1-877-487-2778 (TDD/TTY:1-888-874-7793) Outside of these hours, call 202-647-4000.

For Urgent Travel Service, you need to call 14 days before your scheduled international travel or 28 days if you also need to secure a foreign visa.

If you need to travel urgently for reasons other than a life-or-death emergency, please call the NPIC at 1-877-487-2778 Mondays through Fridays 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. ET.

Facility NameStreet AddressCityStateZIPPhone
USPO - HASTINGS300 2ND ST. E.HASTINGSMN550336514371663

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