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Passport Acceptance Hours

8:00 - 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 28: Unavailable
Friday, October 6: Available 8am-11am only
Friday, October 13: Unavailable

Our office has one Acceptance Agent; please call for an appointment before coming in. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 641-585-2094 for an appointment. 

First Time Applicants

Items Required for All Applicants

  • Passport application DS-11 completed in BLACK INK ONLY
    • DS-11
    • Print single-sided only; double-sided copies are not accepted.
  • Birth certificate (or original citizenship certificate)
    • Must be an original or certified copy issued by the state; hospital copies with footprints are not accepted.
    • If applicants have been issued a passport, they can use this as proof of citizenship in place of the birth certificate.
    • If you do not have a birth certificate or citizenship certificate, please call our office.
  • Driver's license
    • Must be valid.
    • If presenting an out-of-state ID, please provide a secondary form of identification.
  • Payment
    • Passport fees paid to the U.S. Department of State MUST be paid with a check or money order; NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • Photo fee and required execution fee can be paid with check, cash, credit/debit card.
  • One passport photo
    • Photos available on-site for $15.

Minor Applicants Under 16 Years of Age

  • All documents from above are required for minor applicants.
  • Minor applicants must appear in person with both parents.
  • Both parents must bring a valid driver’s license.
    • Ask for details if one parent is unable to appear in person/attend the appointment.

Passport Renewals

Applicants can renew their passport via mail if they can answer yes to all five statements below:

  1. You have your passport in your possession to submit with your application.
  2. It’s undamaged other than normal wear and tear.
  3. Was issued when you were age 16 or older.
  4. Was issued within the last 15 years.
  5. Was issued in your current name or you can document your name change.

How to Renew Via Mail

  • Note: YOU are responsible for mailing your renewal application and materials, not our office.
  • Complete renewal application.
    • DS-82
    • Print single-sided only; double-sided copies are not accepted.
  • Submit your most recent passport.
  • Include name change documents (if applicable).
  • Provide a photo taken within the last six months; our office takes photos for $15.
  • Calculate fees.
  • Mail completed application.


  • Passport Acceptance Agent is available M-F 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Applications accepted after 3:30 p.m. will be mailed out the following business day.
  • Call 641-585-2094 to schedule an appointment.


  • A check or money order is required; it will be sent off as payment to the U.S. Department of State.
    • If using a money order, please call our office and confirm totals before purchasing money order.
  • Payment to the Winneabgo County Recorder for the photo and/or execution fee can be paid with check/cash/card.
    • Courier companies, also known as "passport expeditors," may charge unneccesary fees.
    • Please visit travel.state.gov for important information regarding courier companies.
    • As always, please contact our office with any questions.

Passport Fees

Passport Photos

Passport photos are available on-site for $15.00.


Visit travel.state.gov for current processing times, additional information, fillable PDF applications, forms, FAQ, etc.


Additional Information

  • All forms must be filled out in black ink only.
  • If printing your applications, print them single-sided. Double-sided copies will not be accepted.
  • You can track the processing status of your passport online here.
  • Supporting documents (birth certificates, old passports, etc.) will be returned to you after your new passport. Documents may take up to 8 weeks to arrive after the new passport arrives.

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