PASSPORT APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PLEASE CALL 218-547-7381 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
IF YOU HAVE A PASSPORT EMERGENCY, PLEASE CONTACT THE MINNEAPOLIS PASSPORT AGENCY BY EMAIL AT PPTMNCS@STATE.GOV or call 1-877-487-2778. You can also check www.travel.state.gov for the latest information.
Passport applications are available from the Recorder's Department as are Passport Photo services. The cost for Passport Photos is $12.00 per person for a set of two photos.
Cass County Recorder
Courthouse Annex, 2nd Floor
303 Minnesota Avenue W, PO Box 3000
Walker, MN 56484-3000
The U.S. Department of State also provides on-line passport services and information.
To obtain a copy of your birth certificate contact the Auditor-Treasurer.
**PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR AIR TRAVEL**
ALL PERSONS traveling by air outside of the United States are required to present a passport book or other valid travel documents to enter or re-enter the United States.
**PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR LAND AND SEA TRAVEL**
ALL PERSONS traveling by land and sea outside of the United States are required to present a passport book/card, or other valid travel documents to enter or re-enter the United States.
In summary, effective June 1, 2009, all U.S. citizens are now required to present a passport book, passport card, or Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) - compliant document when entering the United States.
Note: There are many rules when traveling with an INFANT OR CHILDREN. Please check the websites for the US Department of State and the US Customs & Border Protection for current regulations and recommendations. It is also advisable that you contact the US Embassy in the country you are going to visit to see if they also have unique requirements when traveling with a child or children.
Passport Services is currently processing routine applications in up to 12 weeks from the time of application and expedited service in up to 6 weeks, door-to-door.
If you are traveling in LESS than 3 weeks and need a passport, you must make an appointment to go to the Minneapolis Passport Agency, 212 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401. To schedule an appointment please call 1-877-487-2778.
Go to www.travel.state.gov for all of your passport needs, or contact the Cass County Recorder’s Office for additional information and application forms at 218-547-7249 or 218-547-7233.
Applying for your child's passport, please watch this Video
303 Minnesota Ave W
PO Box 3000
Walker, MN 56484-3000
UPDATE 12/10/2020: Our facility resumed accepting passport applications on July 1.
Federal passport facilities are still under reduced operations and applicants should still expect possible delays in passport processing. Expedited service has resumed.
**IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended that members of the public wear masks when entering the Government Center. The Department of State requires masks be removed for passport photos. Please know we take passport photos in a closed-door media room and our staff will wear masks in that room for both your safety and ours.
Due to limits on how many customers may be in the Government Center at a time, please come prepared with:
- A completed passport application
- Proof of US citizenship*
- Valid photo ID*
*lists of acceptable citizenship & ID documents can be found here
Routine: 10-12 weeks
Expedited: 4-6 weeks (additional fee of $60.00 per application applies)
Note: Processing times are subject to change. Check here for the most recent information.
Have an emergency and need a passport to travel abroad on short notice? Contact a passport facility directly for more information.
Additional information is available on the U.S. Department of State website.
What is the difference between the passport book and passport card?
U.S. Passport Book
- Valid for travel by air, sea, or land
- 5" x 3 1/2" book when closed
U.S. Passport Card
- Valid ONLY for land and/or sea travel between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, or the Caribbean; NOT valid for travel by air
- Wallet size
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