Helpful Passport Tips

Tips On Getting a Passport


Avoid a passport application hassle by following these tips:
  • Apply months in advance. December through March is the busiest time of year, so plan ahead.
  • Find out what identification is required ahead of time.
  • Download the passport application form or pick one up in the Property and Environmental Resources Department (located on the first floor in the Historic Courthouse) in advance. The form questions may require a bit of research.
  • Choose an application center, such as Blue Earth County Property and Environmental Resources, that takes passport photos.
  • Expedited passports can be processed for an additional fee. Please allow three weeks for processing. For more information, call Property and Environmental Resources at (507) 304-4251.
  • If you are trying to get a passport in less than three weeks, we now have another option available. Call (507) 304-4251 for more information.
  • Hang on to your expired passport. In order to renew it, you must submit your most recent passport.
  • Visit the U.S. Department of State website for more passport information.
  • News Release on REAL ID Act from Homeland Security