Passport Information

The Becker County Recorder's Office accepts passport applications Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays. All applicants must appear in person.

To apply for a United States Passport you will need to present the following:

  1. Completed passport application form (you must sign in person under oath) – obtain from the County Recorder's Office or the following Passport Agency's website; and download the "Application for a U.S. Passport" form.
  2. A certified Birth Record from the county or state level (not a hospital certificate).
  3. A passport photograph that meets passport requirements (photographs can be taken here for $10.00 per applicant).
  4. Valid photo identification:
    1. Minors under 16: must appear with all parents listed on birth record and parents must present valid photo identification. If one parent cannot appear with a minor 15 and under to sign, you will need to bring a signed and notarized "Statement of Consent - Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16" form from that parent and a copy of the front & back of the absent parent's valid photo identification. The form can be found at the Passport Agency's website.
    2. Minors ages 16 & 17: if they have a valid driver's license, they may appear without a parent, but should have a parent's check to show consent. If a minor 16 or 17 years old has no driver's license, one parent must appear with the minor.
  5. Fees:

    Passport Book

    • Adult (16 & over):
    • $110.00 check or money order to the U.S. Department of State
    • Under 16:
    • $80.00 check or money order to the U.S. Department of State

    Passport Card

    • Adult (16 & over):
    • $30.00 check or money order to the U.S. Department of State
    • Under 16:
    • $15.00 check or money order to the U.S. Department of State

    Passport Book & Card at the same time

    • Adult (16 & over):
    • $140.00 check or money order to the U.S. Department of State
    • Under 16:
    • $95.00 check or money order to the U.S. Department of State

All applicants are charged a $35.00 application fee payable to the Becker County Recorder. This fee can be paid by cash, check, money order, or card (2.5% convenience fee applies to card payments).

You may expedite the passport application by paying a $60.00 expedite fee per passport. The fee is in addition to the cost of the passport book/card. Express mail fees are also an option. Visit http://travel.state.gov for processing times.

If you have a passport that you would like to renew, please call our office at (218) 846-7304 for additional instructions or visit http://travel.state.gov.