St. James Passport Office

Find St. James 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.


Watonwan County Passport Office 710 2nd Ave S St. James MN 56081 507-375-1216


About St. James Passport Offices

St. James Passport Offices accept passport applications, and in some cases process applications and issue passports in St. James, 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 St. James Passport Acceptance Center, while others may be required to use a Passport Agency or Passport Center in Watonwan County.

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

Passport Acceptance Facilities in St. James are equipped to accept routine passport applications. Routine applications are typically processed within an one to two-month turnaround time. St. James U.S. Post Offices serve as Passport Acceptance Facilities. St. James Public libraries, City or Town Clerk Offices, and many courthouses in Watonwan County may also serve as Passport Acceptance Facilities. Some St. James 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 St. James 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 St. James 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 St. James Passport Office. However, applicants should not sign the DS-11 before arriving at the Watonwan 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.