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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 Taxpayer Services 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 Taxpayer Services, that takes passport photos.        
  • Expedited passports can be processed for an additional fee. Please allow three weeks for processing. For more information, call the Taxpayer Services 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

Passports Division

Blue Earth County Historic Courthouse
204 S. 5th St.
P.O. Box 3567
Mankato, MN 56002

Ph: (507) 304-4251
Fx: (507) 304-4075