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Ramsey County Recorder
524 4th Ave NE, #30
Hours of Operation Shown in (CST)
Yes Passport Photos:
No, you will need to get passport photos taken before going there. Here is our passport photo guide
for reference and here is a list of places to get passport photos in Devils Lake
Devils Lake Passport Office: Ramsey County Recorder Location Overview
Ramsey County Recorder is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Devils Lake, ND you can go here for passport help. Ramsey 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 Devils Lake. Ramsey County Recorder is located in County, North Dakota.
About Ramsey County Recorder
Ramsey 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 Ramsey 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
Doesn't need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Name Change Application
Passport Processing Times at Ramsey 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 Ramsey County Recorder to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.
Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Ramsey 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 Devils Lake. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.
Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Devils Lake, ND
Colorado Passport Agency - 574.4 Miles
Chicago Passport Agency - 605.3 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 750.4 Miles
Passport Services Offered at Ramsey County Recorder
Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Ramsey 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 - Ramsey 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 at any acceptance agent.
Ramsey County Recorder Service Area Radius
This passport office is located in -
Ramsey County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 58301, 58382, 58362, 58370, 58327, 58325, 58335, 58379, 58377, 58357, 58351, 58381, 58321, 58344, 58324, 58345, 58338, 58330, 58346
Frequently asked questions
How fast can I get a passport at Ramsey County Recorder?
Ramsey 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?
Does Ramsey County Recorder charge for passports?
Ramsey County Recorder is an acceptance agent, Ramsey 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 Ramsey County Recorder?
If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Ramsey 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 Ramsey 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 Ramsey 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, Ramsey County Recorder will not be able to assist any further.
Does Ramsey County Recorder take passport photos?
No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to Ramsey 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 Devils Lake.
What forms of payment does Ramsey County Recorder accept?
At Ramsey County Recorder, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Passport Fees can only be paid with a check or money order.