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Walsh County Recorder
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 Grafton
Grafton Passport Office: Walsh County Recorder Location Overview
Walsh County Recorder is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Grafton, ND you can go here for passport help. Walsh 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 Grafton. Walsh County Recorder is located in County, North Dakota.
About Walsh County Recorder
Walsh 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 Walsh 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 Walsh 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 Walsh County Recorder to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.
Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Walsh 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 Grafton. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.
Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Grafton, ND
Chicago Passport Agency - 569.3 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 613.7 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 705.4 Miles
Passport Services Offered at Walsh County Recorder
Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Walsh 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 - Walsh 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.
Walsh County Recorder Service Area Radius
This passport office is located in -
Walsh County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 58237, 58243, 58276, 58225, 58270, 58261, 58233, 58273, 58222, 58236, 56744, 58241, 58227, 58238, 58244, 58231, 58235, 56710, 56757
Frequently asked questions
How fast can I get a passport at Walsh County Recorder?
Walsh 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 Walsh County Recorder charge for passports?
Walsh County Recorder is an acceptance agent, Walsh 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 Walsh County Recorder?
If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Walsh 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 Walsh 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 Walsh 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, Walsh County Recorder will not be able to assist any further.
Does Walsh County Recorder take passport photos?
No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to Walsh 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 Grafton.
What forms of payment does Walsh 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.