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Benson, Minnesota Passport Office Information

Passport Guide: Get a Passport in Benson / Applying for a passport from Benson

Passport Guide for Benson

Residents of Benson in Swift County, Minnesota have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Benson 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 Benson, 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 Benson, Minnesota and Expedited Passport service options for Benson.


How to Get a Passport in Benson, Minnesota

Getting a passport in Benson 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 Benson 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 Benson will need to visit a passport office.
* Benson 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 Benson

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 Benson 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 Benson 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 Benson, MN

Swift County Recorder
301 14th St N
Benson MN, 56215

Looking for a passport office in Benson? 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 Benson.

Swift County Recorder
301 14th St N
Benson, MN 56215
 

Regional Passport Offices Close to Benson

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 - 400 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 531.9 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 568.7 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 658.8 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 731.4 Miles



Other passport offices near Benson Minnesota:

USPO - Pennock - Pennock - 17.7 Miles
Pope County Auditor-Treasurer - Glenwood - 22.5 Miles
Stevens County Auditor/Treasurer - Morris - 23.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Benson

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

Danvers Minnesota, Starbuck Minnesota, Long Beach Minnesota, New London Minnesota, Dawson Minnesota, Spring Hill Minnesota, Odessa Minnesota, Sauk Centre Minnesota, Melrose Minnesota, Clinton Minnesota, Barrett Minnesota, Brandon Minnesota, Marietta Minnesota, Freeport Minnesota, Evansville Minnesota, Richmond Minnesota, Albany Minnesota, Canby Minnesota, Morton Minnesota, Rockville Minnesota


Passport Expediting in Benson, Minnesota

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Benson. 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 Benson, Minnesota

What is the application process of getting a passport in Benson?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Benson 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 Benson.

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 Benson 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 Benson?

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 Benson, 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 Benson?

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 Benson?

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 Benson.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Montevideo Supercenter - (21.5 mi)
Photo Center
3001 E Highway 7
Montevideo MN 56265
320-269-3059
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #12131 - Willmar - (23.9 mi)
Southeast Corner Of First & Willmar
1301 1St St S
Willmar MN 56201
(320) 222-4000
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Willmar Supercenter - (24.4 mi)
Photo Center
700 19th Ave Se
Willmar MN 56201
320-231-9390
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Alexandria Supercenter - (33.9 mi)
Photo Center
4611 State Highway 29 S
Alexandria MN 56308
320-762-4048
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Alexandria - (35.7 mi)
On The Corner Of 13th Ave And Broadway St ~ Notary Services By Appointment Only
1210 Broadway St S
Alexandria MN 56308
(320) 763-3040
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Sauk Centre Supercenter - (35.8 mi)
Photo Center
205 12th St S
Sauk Centre MN 56378
320-352-7952
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #11157 - Alexandria - (35.9 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Broadway & 10Th
910 Broadway St
Alexandria MN 56308
(320) 763-4360
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Litchfield Supercenter - (45.6 mi)
Photo Center
2301 East Frontage Road
Litchfield MN 55355
320-693-9552
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Redwood Falls Supercenter - (49.2 mi)
Photo Center
1410 E Bridge St
Redwood Falls MN 56283
507-644-6478
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Marshall Supercenter - (52.6 mi)
Photo Center
1221 E Main St
Marshall MN 56258
507-532-7592
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44