Paynesville Passport Office

Find Paynesville Minnesota passport offices or passport agencies. Passport offices provide information on individual passport applications, forms, applications, renewals, expedited service, and replacing lost or stolen passports.


Paynesville Passport Office 211 West James Street Paynesville MN 56362 320-243-3954


About Paynesville Passport Offices

Paynesville Passport Offices accept passport applications, and in some cases process applications and issue passports in Paynesville, MN. The issuance of passports is overseen by the Office of Passport Services within the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs. The agency uses a vast network of Passport Offices to handle passport applications. Depending on the type of passport application, applicants may be able to submit their application by mail or use a Paynesville Passport Acceptance Center, while others may be required to use a Passport Agency or Passport Center in Stearns County.

You may contact the Passport Office for questions about:
  • Paynesville passport renewals
  • Making an appointment with Paynesville Passport Office
  • Passport applications
  • Filling out passport forms
  • Expedited passport applications
Where to apply for a passport in Paynesville

Passport Acceptance Facilities in Paynesville are equipped to accept routine passport applications. Routine applications are typically processed within an one to two-month turnaround time. Paynesville U.S. Post Offices serve as Passport Acceptance Facilities. Paynesville Public libraries, City or Town Clerk Offices, and many courthouses in Stearns County may also serve as Passport Acceptance Facilities. Some Paynesville Passport Offices provide service by appointment only, and many offer passport photo services, though others do not.

Emergency & Expedited Passports

Expedited or emergency passport applications must be made in person at a Paynesville Passport Agency or Passport Center. Emergency applications are for life or death emergencies involving a family member. These applications are usually processed within three days. Expedited passport applications are for situations in which the routine application turnaround time will not meet the applicant's travel schedule. Expedited passport applications require proof of immediate travel and are also subject to an additional fee. Passport Agencies in Paynesville require applicants to make an appointment.

Passport Application Form DS-11

The standard form required for a passport application is form DS-11, U.S. Passport Application. Form DS-11 can be downloaded and filled out in advance of your visit to a Paynesville Passport Office. However, applicants should not sign the DS-11 before arriving at the Stearns County Passport Acceptance Facility. Applicants also need to bring evidence of citizenship, such as a birth certificate, as well as a photocopy of a government issued identification card, a passport photo, and a way to pay for the passport fees. Once it has been issued, the passport will be mailed to the applicant.