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Rochester, Minnesota Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Rochester

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


How to Get a Passport in Rochester, Minnesota

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

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 Rochester 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 Rochester 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 Rochester, MN

Olmsted County Vital Records & License Bureau
151 4th St SE
Rochester MN, 55904

Looking for a passport office in Rochester? 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 Rochester.

Olmsted County Vital Records & License Bureau
151 4th St SE
Rochester, MN 55904
 

Other passport offices near Rochester Minnesota:

City of Oronoco - Oronoco - 12.2 Miles
USPO - St. Charles - St Charles - 13.8 Miles
Dodge County Finance - Mantorville - 16.6 Miles
USPO - Zumbro Falls - Zumbro Falls - 17.5 Miles
Fillmore County Auditor/Treasurer - Preston - 23.4 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Rochester

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

Stewartville Minnesota, Dover Minnesota, Oronoco Minnesota, Chatfield Minnesota, Hammond Minnesota, Racine Minnesota, Saint Charles Minnesota, Kasson Minnesota, Zumbro Falls Minnesota, Spring Valley Minnesota, Grand Meadow Minnesota, Dodge Center Minnesota, Zumbrota Minnesota, Lewiston Minnesota, Lanesboro Minnesota, West Concord Minnesota, Stockton Minnesota, Claremont Minnesota, Lake City Minnesota, Rushford Minnesota

Regional Passport Offices Close to Rochester

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 - 244.3 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 420.2 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 572.2 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 591.7 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 613.8 Miles


Passport Expediting in Rochester, Minnesota

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

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

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

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 Rochester 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 Rochester?

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 Rochester, 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 Rochester?

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 Rochester?

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 Rochester.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Eastwood Plaza - Rochester - (2.7 mi)
Eastwood Plaza next door to Little Caesars
1529 Hwy 14 E
Rochester MN 55904
(507) 258-1001
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Rochester Supercenter - (3.4 mi)
Photo Center
25 25th St Se
Rochester MN 55904
507-292-1726
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #11834 - Rochester - (3.6 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Hwy 63 (Broadway) & 14Th St
80 14Th St Sw
Rochester MN 55902
(507) 206-5132
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Rochester (Downtown) - (4 mi)
Mayo Clinic & Kahler Grand Hotel, Around Corner From Victoria's Restaurant
110 West Center St
Rochester MN 55902
(507) 424-1212
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #13463 - Rochester - (4.6 mi)
Southwest Corner Of 11Th Ave & Civic Center
1112 Civic Center Dr Nw
Rochester MN 55901
(507) 206-5173
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Rochester - (6.4 mi)
Maple Wood Square Mall Across From Best Buy North
3936-E Frontage Rd Hwy 52 N
Rochester MN 55901
(507) 280-8025
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #1125 - Rochester Mn - (6.6 mi)
Photo Center
2020 Commerce Dr Nw
Rochester MN 55901
(507) 286-1860
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walmart Rochester Supercenter - (7.4 mi)
Photo Center
3400 55th St Nw
Rochester MN 55901
507-280-8270
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Austin Supercenter - (32 mi)
Photo Center
1000 18th Ave Nw
Austin MN 55912
507-434-8175
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9094 - Austin - (32.9 mi)
Northeast Corner Of 14Th & Oakland
1420 W Oakland Ave
Austin MN 55912
(507) 396-0197
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99