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Nicollet County Recorder: Passport Office in St Peter MN

Nicollet County Recorder
501 S Minnesota Ave
St Peter, MN 56082
Hours of Operation Shown in (CST)
8:00AM - 5:00PM
8:00AM - 5:00PM
8:00AM - 5:00PM
8:00AM - 5:00PM
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: Yes, the Nicollet County Recorder 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 St Peter.

St Peter Passport Office: Nicollet County Recorder Location Overview

Nicollet County Recorder is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in St Peter, MN you can go here for passport help. Nicollet 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 is 1 other passport acceptance agent offices located in St Peter. Nicollet County Recorder is located in St Peter County, Minnesota.

About Nicollet County Recorder

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

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Nicollet 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 St Peter. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to St Peter, MN

Chicago Passport Agency - 319.6 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 496.2 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 556.3 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Nicollet County Recorder

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

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

Nicollet County Recorder Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Nicollet County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 56082, 56058, 56050, 56074, 56017, 56003, 56002, 56006, 56063, 55334, 56044, 56021, 56057, 55307, 56001, 56054, 56024, 56028, 56055

Frequently asked questions

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

Nicollet 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 640 miles roundtrip, so it is pretty far from St Peter 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 Nicollet County Recorder charge for passports?

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

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

Does Nicollet County Recorder take passport photos?

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

What forms of payment does Nicollet County Recorder accept?

At Nicollet County Recorder, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Since Nicollet County Recorder 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.