How-To Guide to the Minnesota Passport Agency


The Minnesota Passport Agency offers an expedited processing service for American citizens who are traveling abroad within two to three weeks, or who are traveling abroad within four weeks and need to submit their passport for an entry visa.

The Minnesota Passport Agency will only process applications from people with immediate travel plans. People who are not traveling within two to four weeks should apply by mail, or at a Passport Office or Acceptance Facility. People who have a life or death emergency and require a passport for travel within 72 hours should contact the Passport Services Office directly.

The Minnesota Passport Agency is non-jurisdictional and accepts applications from all American citizens regardless of where they reside.

The Minnesota Passport Agency does not accept walk-in applicants. People who want to apply at the Minnesota Passport Agency are required to schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Passport Appointment System, or by calling the National Passport Information Center.

Minnesota Passport Agency Location

United States Federal Office Building, aka The “Old” Federal Building
212 South Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Hours Of Operation

By Appointment Only
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Closed on Federal Holidays


By car: There is limited metered parking available on 3rd Ave. S. in front of the Federal building. Parking is also available across the street from the Federal Building at The Renaissance Inn/The Depot Hotel and at a lot located at 2nd Ave. S. and 2nd St.

By light rail: The Minnesota Passport Agency is within walking distance of the Government Plaza station and platform.


The Minnesota Passport Agency offers all regular passport services, including:

  • New passport applications
  • Child passport applications
  • Passport renewal
  • Replacement of lost passports
  • Replacement of damaged passports

What To Bring

  • Appointment confirmation number
  • Proof of travel within two to three weeks, or proof of travel within four weeks and proof of entry visa requirements
  • Completed forms and supporting documents
  • Payment for the expedited application fee. Payment can be made by major credit card, debit card, check, bank draft, cash or money order.

Processing Times

Applicants should arrive no more than 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time. Applicants arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled appointment time will be required to make another appointment.

Passport processing time depends on the nature of your travel plans and the current volume of submissions. Some applicants may receive their new passport on the same day, but the majority of applicants will have to wait two or three days.