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Elbow Lake, Minnesota Passport Office Information

Passport Guide: Get a Passport in Elbow Lake / Applying for a passport from Elbow Lake

Passport Guide for Elbow Lake

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

How to Get a Passport in Elbow Lake, Minnesota

Getting a passport in Elbow Lake 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 Elbow Lake 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 Elbow Lake will need to visit a passport office.
* Elbow Lake 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 Elbow Lake

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 Elbow Lake 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 Elbow Lake 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 Elbow Lake, MN

Grant County Recorder
10 2nd Ave NE
Elbow Lake MN, 56531

Looking for a passport office in Elbow Lake? 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 Elbow Lake.

Grant County Recorder
10 2nd Ave NE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Regional Passport Offices Close to Elbow Lake

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 - 437.8 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 543 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 598.6 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 703.8 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 755.7 Miles

Other passport offices near Elbow Lake Minnesota:

USPO - Fergus Falls (Main Office) - Fergus Falls - 17.5 Miles
Stevens County Auditor/Treasurer - Morris - 24.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Elbow Lake

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

Barrett Minnesota, Dalton Minnesota, Evansville Minnesota, Brandon Minnesota, Campbell Minnesota, Elizabeth Minnesota, Starbuck Minnesota, Long Beach Minnesota, Clinton Minnesota, Kent Minnesota, Perham Minnesota, Browns Valley Minnesota, Barnesville Minnesota, Danvers Minnesota, Frazee Minnesota, Odessa Minnesota, Sauk Centre Minnesota, Browerville Minnesota, Melrose Minnesota, Hawley Minnesota

Passport Expediting in Elbow Lake, Minnesota

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Elbow Lake?

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

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 Elbow Lake 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 Elbow Lake?

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 Elbow Lake, 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 Elbow Lake?

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 Elbow Lake?

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 Elbow Lake.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #12592 - Fergus Falls - (17.6 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Union & Lincoln
326 W Lincoln Ave
Fergus Falls MN 56537
(218) 736-1028
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Fergus Falls Supercenter - (18.5 mi)
Photo Center
3300 State Highway 210 W
Fergus Falls MN 56537
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #11157 - Alexandria - (27.1 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Broadway & 10Th
910 Broadway St
Alexandria MN 56308
(320) 763-4360
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Alexandria - (27.1 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 Alexandria Supercenter - (27.5 mi)
Photo Center
4611 State Highway 29 S
Alexandria MN 56308
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Wahpeton Supercenter - (31.2 mi)
Photo Center
1625 Commerce Dr
Wahpeton ND 58075
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Wadena Supercenter - (45.7 mi)
Photo Center
100 Juniper Ave
Wadena MN 56482
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Sauk Centre Supercenter - (47.2 mi)
Photo Center
205 12th St S
Sauk Centre MN 56378
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Detroit Lakes - (49.7 mi)
Photo Center
912 McKinley Ave
Detroit Lakes MN 56501
(218) 844-4880
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #5616 - Detroit Lakes - (49.7 mi)
Photo Center
329 Frazee Street East
Detroit Lakes MN 56501
(218) 847-1484
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99