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Bloomington, Minnesota Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Bloomington

Residents of Bloomington in Hennepin County, Minnesota have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Bloomington 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 2 passport offices here in Bloomington, there are (164) 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 any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Bloomington, Minnesota and Expedited Passport service options for Bloomington.


How to Get a Passport in Bloomington, Minnesota

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

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 Bloomington 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 Bloomington 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 Offices in Bloomington, MN

City of Bloomington
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington MN, 55431

USPS - Thomas Burnett Branch (Bloomington)
6101 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington MN, 55438

Looking for a passport office in Bloomington? 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 are 2 passport offices in Bloomington.

City of Bloomington
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN 55431
USPS - Thomas Burnett Branch (Bloomington)
6101 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN 55438

Other passport offices near Bloomington Minnesota:

Hennepin County - Eden Prairie Service Center - Eden Prairie - 2.5 Miles
USPO - Normandale - Edina - 2.7 Miles
Hennepin County - Southdale Service Center - Edina - 3.8 Miles
Dakota County License Center - Burnsville - Burnsville - 5.4 Miles
City of Richfield - Richfield - 5.7 Miles
USPS - Hopkins - Hopkins - 5.9 Miles
USPO - Burnsville - Burnsville - 6.1 Miles
Scott County Customer Service - Shakopee - 6.6 Miles
USPO - Elmwood Branch - Saint Louis Park - 6.8 Miles
Carver County Service Center - Chanhassen - 7.2 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Bloomington

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

Savage Minnesota, Bloomington Minnesota, Edina Minnesota, Eden Prairie Minnesota, Richfield Minnesota, Burnsville Minnesota, Chanhassen Minnesota, Hopkins Minnesota, Prior Lake Minnesota, Minnetonka Minnesota, Apple Valley Minnesota, Eagan Minnesota, Greenwood Minnesota, Excelsior Minnesota, Mendota Minnesota, Wayzata Minnesota, Mendota Heights Minnesota, Golden Valley Minnesota, Carver Minnesota, Plymouth Minnesota

Regional Passport Offices Close to Bloomington

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 - 306.8 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 472.9 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 595.2 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 621.3 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 637.4 Miles


Passport Expediting in Bloomington, Minnesota

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

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Bloomington 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 are 2 passport offices in Bloomington.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Bloomington 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 Bloomington?

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 Bloomington, 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 Bloomington?

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 Bloomington?

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 Bloomington.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #5080 - Eden Prairie - (1 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Hwy 169 & Pioneer Trail
10180 Hennepin Town Rd
Eden Prairie MN 55347
(952) 941-8666
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11250 - Bloomington - (2.2 mi)
Southwest Corner Of France & Old Shakopee
3913 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington MN 55437
(952) 252-1062
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Heritage Plaza - (2.2 mi)
Nw Corner Of France Ave S & Old Shakopee Rd Behind Cub Foods By Papa Johns
10516 France Ave South
Bloomington MN 55431
(952) 405-9975
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Tower Square Mall - (2.7 mi)
At Corner Of Prairie Center Drive & Flying Cloud Drive Between Pier1 & Party City
574 Prairie Center Dr
Eden Prairie MN 55344
(952) 943-1955
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #12044 - Eden Prairie - (2.8 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Hwy 212 & Regional Center
8240 Flying Cloud Dr
Eden Prairie MN 55344
(952) 252-1112
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Eden Prairie Supercenter - (2.9 mi)
Photo Center
12195 Singletree Ln
Eden Prairie MN 55344
952-829-9014
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #3562 - Eden Prairie - (3 mi)
Photo Center
8251 Columbine Road
Eden Prairie MN 55344
(952) 941-1266
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Costco Store #783 - Eden Prairie - (3.2 mi)
Photo Center
12011 Technology Dr
Eden Prairie MN 55344
(952) 943-4801
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walmart Shakopee Supercenter - (3.3 mi)
Photo Center
8101 Old Carriage Ct
Shakopee MN 55379
952-445-8091
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Edina Centennial Lakes Plaza - (3.3 mi)
Corner Of France Avenue And Parklawn Next To Whole Foods
7455 France Ave S
Edina MN 55435
(952) 835-7662
Price: Cost varies by location