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Albert Lea, Minnesota Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Albert Lea

Residents of Albert Lea in Freeborn County, Minnesota have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Albert Lea can provide you with passport forms or witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you don't need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent). Besides the 1 passport office here in Albert Lea, there are (166) other passport offices in Minnesota from which you can get a passport application sealed at. If you are not needing a passport for at least (4-6) weeks, you can visit the sole passport acceptance agent listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Albert Lea, Minnesota and Expedited Passport service options for Albert Lea.


How to Get a Passport in Albert Lea, Minnesota

Getting a passport in Albert Lea is easy, it depends on what type of passport application you are doing and how quickly you need it processed. We've written the following passport guides, it doesn't matter if you are in Albert Lea or not as the process will be similar regardless of where you are, The standard passport processing times right now are 10 to 12 weeks to receive your passport.

* Anyone applying for a new passport in Albert Lea will need to visit a passport office.
* Albert Lea isn't near a passport agency, you could try a passport service or arrange to travel to one of the regional offices.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Albert Lea

Just a quick note about passport renewals because it will save you a lot of time, money, and hassles. It doesn't matter where you are, if you are in Albert Lea or any other city in Minnesota or any other state for that matter. If you have your old passport that is in good condition, it expired less than 5 years ago (or hasn't expired yet) and you are an adult - you can simply do your renewal paperwork online at the Department of State / Bureau of Consular Affairs and mail it in with new passport photos. It is currently taking 10-12 weeks standard processing or 4-6 weeks for expedited processing. If you need to renew it faster, you MUST have proof of travel and you must visit a regional passport office yourself, the closest ones to Albert Lea are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expediter.


Passport Office in Albert Lea, MN

USPO - Albert Lea
141 S Newton Ave
Albert Lea MN, 56007

Looking for a passport office in Albert Lea? There are hundreds of such offices in Minnesota. These local passport offices are typically post offices, county clerk offices, and other government offices (Keep in mind: that not all county clerks, and not all post offices are acceptance agents). These ofices don't issue passports but witness your signature and officially seal your passport application. There is a $35 fee for sealing your application and supporting documentation. Renewals do not need to visit an acceptance agent.

There is only a single passport office in Albert Lea.

USPO - Albert Lea
141 S Newton Ave
Albert Lea, MN 56007
 

Other passport offices near Albert Lea Minnesota:

Mower County Recorder - Austin - 17.6 Miles
USPO - Waseca - Waseca - 23.7 Miles
Waseca County Recorders Office - Waseca - 23.9 Miles
Steele County Recorder - Owatonna - 24.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Albert Lea

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Albert Lea for their passport application sealing needs.

Manchester Minnesota, Hayward Minnesota, Geneva Minnesota, Lake Mills Iowa, Lansing Minnesota, Easton Minnesota, Claremont Minnesota, Plymouth Iowa, Medford Minnesota, Dodge Center Minnesota, Clear Lake Iowa, Kasson Minnesota, Winnebago Minnesota, West Concord Minnesota, Grand Meadow Minnesota, Eagle Lake Minnesota, Racine Minnesota, Stewartville Minnesota, North Mankato Minnesota, Nerstrand Minnesota

Regional Passport Offices Close to Albert Lea

These are passport issuing facilities. You will need to make an appointment and present proof of upcoming travel but in most cases, you will be able to get passport renewal, new passports, child passports, or a lost passport replacement Same Day or Next Day.

Chicago Passport Agency - 275.5 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 460.2 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 553.3 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 567 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 634.6 Miles


Passport Expediting in Albert Lea, Minnesota

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Albert Lea. Passport expediting companies charge their own set of fees for their service in addition to the government passport application fee and government expediting fee. The cost gets more expensive the faster your passport is needed and it's actually not any faster than visiting a regional passport office yourself. However, using an expediting service is highly convenient as you won't have to go to a regional passport office yourself (for any DS11 application, you will still need to visit a local acceptance agent to get your documents sealed).

Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting



Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Albert Lea, Minnesota

What is the application process of getting a passport in Albert Lea?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Albert Lea and needing a passport is that there is no regional passport office nearby. If you need a passport quickly, you will have limited options. With most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Albert Lea.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to the only passport office in Albert Lea to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.
For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide

How fast can I get a passport in Albert Lea?

There are a couple of different methods to getting your passport processed, which route you choose will determine how fast your passport will be received. By going to a passport service office in Albert Lea, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). There are no regional passport issuing offices within 200 miles. You might want to consider using a private passport courier that can expedite your passport application.

How much does a passport cost in Albert Lea?

Unlike drivers licenses and state IDs, passports are a Federal (national) document, it costs the same no matter what city or state you are in, $110 ($145 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $80 ($115 with acceptance agent fee) for child passports. There may be some additional fees and / or expenses that you might need to pay, please see passport fees for an explaination of all passport fees and costs.

Where to get passport photos in Albert Lea?

One of the most common questions we get asked is where "where should I get my passport photos taken at?" First, have a look at our in-depth passport photo guide so you know everything there is to know about passport photos. Here are the major stores that take and print passport photos near Albert Lea.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #10640 - Albert Lea - (2.6 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Katherine & Main
703 E Main St
Albert Lea MN 56007
(507) 369-0260
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Albert Lea Supercenter - (2.9 mi)
Photo Center
1550 Blake Ave
Albert Lea MN 56007
507-373-7217
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9094 - Austin - (16.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of 14Th & Oakland
1420 W Oakland Ave
Austin MN 55912
(507) 396-0197
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Austin Supercenter - (17 mi)
Photo Center
1000 18th Ave Nw
Austin MN 55912
507-434-8175
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9095 - Owatonna - (23.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Cedar & 18Th
125 18Th St Se
Owatonna MN 55060
(507) 451-8326
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Waseca Supercenter - (24.9 mi)
Photo Center
2103 State St N
Waseca MN 56093
507-835-8441
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Owatonna Supercenter - (24.9 mi)
Photo Center
1130 W Frontage Rd
Owatonna MN 55060
507-446-8464
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Mason City Supercenter - (33.2 mi)
Photo Center
4151 4th St Sw
Mason City IA 50401
641-423-8430
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #5941 - Mason City - (33.4 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Pierce & Rt 18
1251 4Th St Sw
Mason City IA 50401
(641) 423-2035
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Faribault Supercenter - (36 mi)
Photo Center
150 Western Ave Nw
Faribault MN 55021
507-333-5086
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44