The Blaine Passport Center and the Coon Rapids Passport Center (located next door to the License Centers) are the only Anoka County facilities accepting passport applications.

A passport is a document, issued by the federal government, which certifies the identity and nationality of the passport holder. A passport has two forms:

  • Passport Book - can be used for all air, land and sea travel.
  • Passport Card - can be used to travel to and return from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land border crossing or sea ports-of-entry. The Passport card can also be used to board aircraft for domestic travel, but cannot be used for international air travel.

To apply for a passport book or card, all applicants (including minors) must apply in person at an authorized Passport Acceptance Facility.

How to Obtain

  • Complete the application for a U.S. passport, Social Security number is required for this form
  • Submit proof of U.S. citizenship (one of the following)
    • Certified birth certificate (within the U.S.: issued by your City, County or State of birth)
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Present current primary identification:
    • Valid Minnesota Driver's License
    • Clipped Minnesota Driver's License with yellow receipt
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Current Government ID (city, state or federal)
    • Current Military ID (military and dependents), State Identification Card or Out-of-state Driver's License (with valid secondary identification)
  • Photo services are available at service centers for an additional fee of $18, or provide a passport photo that meet quality requirements.
  • Bring a completed DS-11 application and required payment to apply
    • To print a DS-11 and fill it in by hand, click here.
    • To fill in a DS-11 online and print it out, click here.
  • If application is for a child under the age of 16 see How do I get a passport for my child (under 16)

Make An Appointment

Due to limited office space and staffing levels, customers are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to submit a passport application. Read more about using the online appointment scheduler to schedule your visit to either the Blaine Passport Center or the Coon Rapids Passport Center. Walk-in applications will only be accepted if there is appointment availability.

Renew a Passport

The U.S. Department of State Passport Services requires you to renew your passport by mail if it meets eligibility requirements.  If your passport is eligible for renewal by mail, you cannot renew it at our Passport Centers. 

Pay for a Passport Application

  • Determine the appropriate federal fees on the Travel.State.Gov website (a separate check or money order per application payable to “U.S. Department of State” is required for the federal portion of the fees).
  • Acceptance Facility Execution Fee, photo fees and other related fees must be made by separate check payable to “Anoka County” or cash.

Passport Photographs

Two identical 2" x 2" photographs, meeting a variety of specific requirements, are required in order to obtain a passport. These instant passport photos are available at the Blaine Passport Center and the Coon Rapids Passport Center.

Passport Photo Fees

  • Anoka County Passport Centers can accept payment by cash or check for photo fee of $18.
  1. Anoka County License Centers Will Be Closed in Observance of Presidents’ Day

    License Centers will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents’ Day. Please expect higher than average wait times on Friday, February 16th and Tuesday, February 20th. Thank you for your patience.
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