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Passport Applications

Make an Appointment:
Convenient appointment scheduling now available!  To schedule a priority appointment contact one of the following locations:

Service Desk in Cottage Grove - 651-430-4075
Service Desk in Forest Lake - 651-275-7200
License Center in Stillwater - 651-275-7000
Service Desk in Woodbury - 651-275-8600

Applicants are requested to arrive at least half-hour before closing to assure ample processing time. All passport applicants must be present at the time of application.

Passports are available at the following Washington County locations:

Bring the following with you when applying for a passport in our office:
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Identification
  • Photos
  • Fee payment
  • Social Security number

Both parents must be present when making application for a minor under the age of 16 and have a valid ID such as driver license or passport.  A minor under the age of 16 that has previously had a US Passport must submit the certified birth certificate and passport when application is made to renew a passport.  Applicants ages 16 and 17 must have one parent present to sign the application and show valid ID.

Proof of Citizenship
Bring any one of the following:
  • Expired U.S. passport
  • Naturalization certificate or certificate of citizenship or report of birth abroad
  • Certified copy of birth certificate if born in the United States; it must show:
    • Name of the child (including given name)
    • Date of birth
    • Place of birth
    • Date the certificate was filed in the registrar's office - date must be within one year of birth
    • Signature of registrar and authorized seal of that office
    • Parents: the full name(s) of the parent(s) of the bearer are required for all applicants 

Important: Hospital birth certificates and baptismal certificates are not acceptable!

Bring any one of the following:
  • A valid driver's license (not a temporary or learner's permit)
  • Naturalization certificate or certificate of citizenship
  • Official military ID (current)
  • Valid U.S. passport

Additional ID will be required if using the following types, possibly an affidavit of Identifying Witness form while in our office. (Please check with a license representative in our office concerning these).
  • State picture ID card
  • Government ID card (federal, state, or municipal); or work ID with picture
  • Pilot's license

A photo is required.  You may have the photos taken here for $15 or bring in your own photos which must meet these requirements:
  • Size: 2 inches by 2 inches; image size not less than 1 inch nor more than 1-3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head, including hair
  • Color photos with a white or off white background
  • Subject must be looking right at camera - no side views

Fee Type
Passport Fee
Execution Fee
Fee Total
Passport book age 16 and older
Passport book age 15 and younger
Passport book by mail
Passport card age 16 and older
Passport card age 15 and younger

The passport fee must be paid by check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State. A separate payment must be sent with each application.

The execution fee of $25 per passport application may be paid by check or money order payable to Washington County or cash. If more than one application is being processed the execution fees and photo fees can be combined on one check.

Social Security Number
Have this when you apply.  Note:  Apply for your passport early to ensure that you receive it in time.  For routine processing please allow four to six weeks.  If you have any questions about needing your passport sooner than routine processing, please call ahead for help.  For additional travel and updated information please visit

Washington County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or handicapped status in employment or the provision of services.