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Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake: Passport Office in Forest Lake MN


Location:
Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake
Address:
19955 Forest Rd N
 
Forest Lake, MN 55025
 
Hours of Operation Shown in (CST)
Monday
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM


Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: Yes, the Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake 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 Forest Lake.


Forest Lake Passport Office: Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake Location Overview

Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Forest Lake, MN you can go here for passport help. Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake 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 Forest Lake. Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake is located in Forest Lake County, Minnesota.

About Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake

Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake 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 Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake

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 Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

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

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Forest Lake, MN

Chicago Passport Agency - 309.8 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 465.8 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 621 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake 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 - Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake 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 Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake.

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

Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Washington County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 55025, 55092, 55014, 55038, 55078, 55013, 55073, 55079, 55047, 55449, 55005, 55011, 55304, 55110, 55045, 55434, 55126, 55127, 55115

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake?

Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake 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 620 miles roundtrip, so it is pretty far from Forest Lake 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 Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake charge for passports?

Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake is an acceptance agent, Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake 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 Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake? 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 Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake 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 Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake 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, Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake will not be able to assist any further.

Does Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake take passport photos?

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

What forms of payment does Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake accept?

At Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Since Washington County Service Center-Forest Lake 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.