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Passport Guide for Cottage Grove

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

How to Get a Passport in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Getting a passport in Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove will need to visit a passport office.
* Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove

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 Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove, MN

Washington County Service Center - Cottage Grove
13000 Ravine Pkwy.
Cottage Grove MN, 55016

Looking for a passport office in Cottage Grove? 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 Cottage Grove.

Washington County Service Center - Cottage Grove
13000 Ravine Pkwy.
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Other passport offices near Cottage Grove Minnesota:

Washington County Service Center-Woodbury - Woodbury - 5.5 Miles
Dakota County Vital Statistics - Hastings - 5.5 Miles
USPO - Hastings - Hastings - 5.9 Miles
Dakota County - Northern Center - West St Paul - 7.9 Miles
Eastern Heights Post Office - Oakdale - 8.7 Miles
USPO - Eagan Branch - Eagan - 9.5 Miles
Daytons Bluff Station Post Office - St Paul - 9.6 Miles
USPO - Uptown Station - St Paul - 10.3 Miles
USPO - Mendota - Mendota - 10.7 Miles
Elway Station Post Office - St Paul - 10.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Cottage Grove

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

Cottage Grove Minnesota, Newport Minnesota, Inver Grove Heights Minnesota, Woodbury Minnesota, South Saint Paul Minnesota, Prescott Wisconsin, Maplewood Minnesota, Oakdale Minnesota, Mendota Heights Minnesota, Rosemount Minnesota, Saint Paul Minnesota, Lake Elmo Minnesota, Eagan Minnesota, Mendota Minnesota, River Falls Wisconsin, Bayport Minnesota, Hampton Minnesota, Apple Valley Minnesota, Little Canada Minnesota, Birchwood Minnesota

Regional Passport Offices Close to Cottage Grove

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 - 290.8 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 454.3 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 612.4 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 618.2 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 621.2 Miles

Passport Expediting in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Cottage Grove?

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

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 Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove?

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 Cottage Grove, 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 Cottage Grove?

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 Cottage Grove?

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 Cottage Grove.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Cottage Grove Supercenter - (1 mi)
Photo Center
9300 East Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove MN 55016
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #6057 - Cottage Grove - (1.5 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Point Douglas & 80Th
7135 E Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove MN 55016
(651) 459-7015
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Inver Grove Heights Store - (5 mi)
Photo Center
9165 Cahill Ave
Inver Grove Heights MN 55076
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Hastings Supercenter - (5.3 mi)
Photo Center
1752 No. Frontage
Hastings MN 55033
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Cub Foods Shopping Center - (5.5 mi)
Hwy 55 & General Sieben Dr Next To Caribou Coffee & Great Clips
1807 Market Blvd
Hastings MN 55033
(651) 438-5460
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #4882 - Inver Grove Heights - (5.6 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Cahill & Upper 55Th
5825 Cahill Ave
Inver Grove Heights MN 55076
(651) 451-1503
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #1746 - Woodbury - (5.6 mi)
Photo Center
2150 Eagle Creek Lane
Woodbury MN 55125
(651) 436-4732
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6056 - Woodbury - (5.7 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Donegal & Valley Creek
1965 Donegal Dr
Woodbury MN 55125
(651) 735-0722
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10188 - Woodbury - (6.1 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Queens & Valley Creek
1615 Queens Dr
Woodbury MN 55125
(651) 731-4778
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5048 - Hastings - (6.2 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Hwy 61 & Hwy 55
1017 Vermillion St
Hastings MN 55033
(651) 438-0433
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99