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Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services: Passport Office in Mankato MN


Location:
Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services
Address:
204 S 5th St
 
Mankato, MN 56001
 
Hours of Operation Shown in (CST)
Monday
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Thursday
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Friday
8:00AM - 4:30PM


Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: Yes, the Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services takes passport photographs onsite - Please review our guide to Passport Photos, it has a lot of great information about the specifics of passport photos. We have also compiled a list of places to get passport photos in Mankato.


Mankato Passport Office: Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services Location Overview

Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Mankato, MN you can go here for passport help. Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services is a County / State facility that is able to witness your signature and seal your passport documents - standard processing is 4-8 weeks. This office DOES NOT issue passports, they will send your passport forms directly to a regional passport facility. There are NO other passport acceptance agent offices located in Mankato. Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services is located in Mankato County, Minnesota.

About Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services

Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services is sort of like a special notary for the Department of State / Passport Agency in which they can "Witness" your signature and officially "Seal" your application and documents. There is a separate $35 fee for this that is paid at the time of sealing.

Needs to visit an acceptance agent
New Passports Application (Child or Adult)
Lost / Damaged Passport Replacement

No Need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Renewal
Passport Name Change Application

Passport Processing Times at Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services

Standard Processing - Because of Covid-19, the current processing times are 10-12 weeks after submitting an application.

Expedited Processing - You can pay an extra $60 when sealing your documents at Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Mankato. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Mankato, MN

Chicago Passport Agency - 309.9 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 490.1 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 552.5 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services will have pre-printed passport forms. You may also get passport forms from our website and print them on your own printer.

Passport Document Sealing / Passport Application Signature Witness - Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services is an official Acceptance Agent as appointed by the Department of State. Certain municipal and postal employees at this location are authorized to "Witness" your signature (kind of like a notary).
NOTE: not required for passport renewals
Acceptance Agent fee is $35 (see more about Acceptance Agent Fees)

4-6 week passport expediting / 10-12-week standard passport service - These are the standard processing times for passports, please see processing times for Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services.

Passport Photos - They can take and print your passport photos on site, typically $10-15.

Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Blue Earth County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 56001, 56006, 56002, 56024, 56003, 56080, 56037, 56050, 56063, 56055, 56078, 56048, 56034, 56017, 56065, 56028, 56082, 56090, 56074

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services?

Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services does not issue passports, they are sent to a central processing facility, it will take at a minimum of 4 weeks if using expedited service and up to 12 weeks for standard processing.

I need a passport sooner than that, what are my options?

It's about 620 miles roundtrip, so it is pretty far from Mankato to Chicago Passport Agency, the closest passport issuing agency. You might want to consider using a passport expediting service to save you the time of going there yourself.

Does Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services charge for passports?

Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services is an acceptance agent, Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services does not issue passports – they do however charge the standard $35 acceptance agent fee to seal your documents, this is only required for new or replacement passport applications; renewals do not need to be sealed and thus no acceptance agent fee is required. Please see our detailed information on passport fees.

Can I get walk-in passport service at Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services? Then no. They do not issue passports, you can get walk-in passport issuance at a regional passport facility only, not local acceptance agent facilities; passport are sent to a central processing location.

Does Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services do passport renewals?

If you have your expired or soon-to-be expired passport, it is in good condition and the validity period on your expired passport was for 10-years, then you do not even need to visit an acceptance agent. You can do your application online, print-it and send it in with new passport photos, the old passport, and the required passport fees. See our guide about passport renewals to renew your passport yourself.

Can Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services tell me about the status of my application?

No, they are acceptance agents and have nothing to do with the application once they witness your signature and seal your application. Once an application is in-process, Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services will not be able to assist any further.

Does Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services take passport photos?

Yes, you can get your passport photos taken there. Here are a list of additional locations in Mankato that takes passport photos.

What forms of payment does Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services accept?

At Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Since Blue Earth County Taxpayer Services takes passport photos there, you can also pay for photos with the same payment methods. Passport Fees can only be paid with a check or money order.