Apply in Person

You MUST apply in person if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are applying for a passport for the first time 
  • You are under age 16 
  • Your previous passport was issued when you were under 16 
  • Your previous passport was lost, damaged or stolen
  • Your previous passport was issued more than 15 years ago

If none of the above statements apply you may be eligible to Renew By Mail

Step 1- Fill out Form DS-11                                                                              

If using form-filler please complete ALL APPLICABLE information.  When printing, print separate pages (not front/back).

If printing PDF version, please print separate pages (not front/back), complete legibly using black ink ONLY.  Do NOT use any correction fluid, if an error is made you can strike a single line through the incorrect information and write correction in available space.

Step 2- Proof of U.S. Citizenship

You must SUBMIT an original/certified of one of the following:

(Photocopies/notarized copies are NOT accepted)

  • Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
  • U.S. birth certificate that meets the following requirements: 
    • Issued by the city, county, or state of birth
    • Lists applicant’s full name, date of birth, and place of birth
    • Lists the parent(s)’ full names
    • Has the date filed with registrar’s office (must be within one year of birth)
    • Has the registrar’s signature
    • Has the seal of the issuing authority
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • Certificate of Citizenship

To replace a MN Birth Certificate click here.  To replace an out-of-state Birth Certificate click here.

Step 3 - Present ID

Applicant MUST present one of the following IDs to the acceptance agent. 

  • In-state, fully-valid driver’s license
  • Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship (if the photo is still looks like you)
  • Government employee ID (city, county, state or federal)
  • U.S. military ID or military dependent ID
  • Valid foreign passport
  • Matricula Consular (Mexican Consular Identification, commonly used by the parent of a U.S. citizen child applicant)

If you cannot present one of the IDs above, or for more information, please see Identification.

IF your Identification does not match your current legal name or is in the process of being updated you may be required to submit supporting name change documents.  (Marriage Cert, Court Order, Divorce Decree etc.)

Step 4- Passport Photo

You can bring a passport photo that meets the requirements OR we can take you child’s picture in our office for $18.00.  We are trained to take qualifying passport photos and provide a quick and easy experience for all ages from newborns to adults.  

Step 5- Fees

Personal Check or Money order is REQUIRED for your application. 

ProductApplication Fee
(Check or Money Order ONLY)
Execution Fee
(Cash or Check)
Passport Book$110.00$35.00
Passport Card$30.00$35.00
Passport Book & Card$140.00$35.00
Expedite Fee (up to 3 weeks)+$60.00 

  

For more fee information please use the fee calculator.  PLEASE NOTE that the execution fee (payable to the acceptance facility) is separate from the application fee. 

EXAMPLE: I would like to get a passport book and card.  I am having my photo taken at the passport office.  I will pay $140 via personal check/money order to the U.S. Dept of State.  I will pay $53.00 to Anoka County via cash.  

Step 6- Make an Appointment 

The Coon Rapids and Blaine Passport Office operate on an appointment only basis.  We have had great response from the public using an appointment system as it makes getting your passport application processed quick and easy for you and your family.  Click here to make an appointment.