Passport Information

AIR TRAVEL - ALL PERSONS traveling by air outside of the United States are required to present a passport book or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States.

LAND AND SEA TRAVEL - ALL PERSONS traveling by land and sea outside of the United States are required to present a passport book/card, or other valid travel documents to enter or re-enter the United States.

Effective June 1, 2009, all U.S. citizens are now required to present a passport book, passport card, or WHTI-compliant document when entering the United States.

Please Note: Children under age 16 will be able to continue crossing land and sea borders using only a U.S. birth certificate (or other form of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate.). The original birth certificate or a copy may be used. See the Department of Homeland Security's Ready, Set.. Go! for more information on the changing travel requirements.

The passport requirement does NOT apply to U.S. citizens traveling to or returning directly from a U.S. territory.

For questions or difficulties in obtaining a passport, please contact my St. Paul Office at 651-224-9191.


The Department of State Travel website provides requirements, forms, documentation requirements, processing times and on-line status check.

Passports may be applied for at various institutions, including many post offices, government service centers and other locations. Here is a list of passport acceptance facilities.

Important information about entry and departure requirements of all countries can be found here.

Regional Passport Agencies

Regional agencies are by appointment only - with certain travel requirements. The regional passport agencies are not processing or passport application acceptance facilities.

The Minneapolis Regional Passport Agency
Location: 212 South Third Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Hours: 8:30am to 3:00pm, local time, M-F, excluding Federal holidays.

Automated Appointment Number: 1-877-487-2778