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Sibley County Recorder: Passport Office in Gaylord MN


Location:
Sibley County Recorder
Address:
400 Court Ave
 
Gaylord, MN 55334
 
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 Sibley 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 Gaylord.


Gaylord Passport Office: Sibley County Recorder Location Overview

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

About Sibley County Recorder

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

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Sibley 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 Gaylord. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Gaylord, MN

Chicago Passport Agency - 326.4 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 501 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 557.7 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Sibley County Recorder

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

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

Sibley County Recorder Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Sibley County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 55334, 55307, 55396, 55366, 56054, 55312, 55336, 56044, 55338, 56082, 56058, 55335, 56074, 55339, 55370, 56021, 55383, 55583, 55554

Frequently asked questions

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

Sibley 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 660 miles roundtrip, so it is pretty far from Gaylord 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 Sibley County Recorder charge for passports?

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

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

Does Sibley County Recorder take passport photos?

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

What forms of payment does Sibley County Recorder accept?

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