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Brown County Recorder: Passport Office in New Ulm MN


Location:
Brown County Recorder
Address:
14 S State St
 
New Ulm, MN 56073
 
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: No, you will need to get passport photos taken before going there. Here is our passport photo guide, so you can learn everything about passport photos. We have also compiled a list of places to get passport photos in New Ulm.


New Ulm Passport Office: Brown County Recorder Location Overview

Brown County Recorder is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in New Ulm, MN you can go here for passport help. Brown County Recorder 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 New Ulm. Brown County Recorder is located in New Ulm County, Minnesota.

About Brown County Recorder

Brown County Recorder is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Brown County Recorder 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 Brown County Recorder

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 Brown County Recorder to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

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

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to New Ulm, MN

Chicago Passport Agency - 331.9 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 511.5 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 537.9 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Brown County Recorder

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Brown County Recorder 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 - Brown County Recorder 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 Brown County Recorder.

Brown County Recorder Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Brown County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 56073, 56084, 56021, 56030, 56041, 56054, 56074, 56085, 56062, 56056, 56055, 55335, 55396, 55332, 56003, 56034, 56082, 55334, 56060

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Brown County Recorder?

Brown County Recorder 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 670 miles roundtrip, so it is pretty far from New Ulm 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 Brown County Recorder charge for passports?

Brown County Recorder is an acceptance agent, Brown County Recorder 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 Brown County Recorder?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Brown County Recorder? 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 Brown County Recorder 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 Brown County Recorder 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, Brown County Recorder will not be able to assist any further.

Does Brown County Recorder take passport photos?

No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to Brown County Recorder for the sealing of your passport. Do not go there without getting passport photos first or you will not get your application sealed. Here's the list of locations to get passport photos in New Ulm.

What forms of payment does Brown County Recorder accept?

You can pay for the acceptance agent fees with cash, check, debit card, or money order. Your passport application fees will be paid separately by check or money order only.