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Obtain Passport Applications and Passport Photographs 

Services:  Provide passport application services, renewals of passports, and passport photographs.  Expedited processing, overnight mail, and forms available.

Q.  Where do I apply for a new passport?
      
A. Go to the St. Louis County Auditor’s Service Center in the Miller
      Hill Mall (outdoor entrance behind JC Penny) from 9 A.M.
      to 5:30 P.M. Monday through Friday and from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
      on Saturday.  Please come 30 minutes before end of business day.
         
Q.  Can you take my passport pictures?
     
A.  Yes.

Q.  How do I renew my passport?
      A.  Minors under sixteen years of age:  Each minor child renewing must appear in person along
           with both parents or the child's legal guardian(s) and present the following:

      • Evidence of the child's U.S. citizenship (certified birth certificate OR naturalization papers OR previously valid U.S. passport OR a certificate of birth abroad); AND

      • Evidence of the child's relationship to parents/guardians(s) (certified birth certificate); AND

      • Parental/guardian government-issued identification.

      • Completed passport application (please use black ink).  The forms are available at our office or at http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html.  Click on "U.S. Passport, Forms, DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport"

      • Recent color photograph (must meet passport requirements) or our office can take your  photo(s) on-site.

      • Fees:  Part 1 - Check or money order payable to:  US Dept. of State.  No cash or credit cards for application fees at the St. Louis County Auditor's Service Center.  Part 2 - Check, money order or cash for processing fees and photo fee (if applicable).  No credit cards for processing and photo fees.

           Applicants sixteen years of age and older:  You can renew your passport book or card by mail
           for $110 utilizing Form DS-82, or you can come into our office for assistance for an additional
           fee of $25 and you will have to complete Form DS-11 instead of the Form DS-82.  Please use
           black ink when completing application forms.  Forms are available in our office or at
           http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html (click on "U.S. Passport, Your U.S. Passport, Renew a Passport").

Q.  How much do new passport books and cards cost?
      A.  Passport books are $80 for applicants under sixteen years of age and $110.00 for sixteen
           years of age and older.  Passport cards are $15 for applicants under sixteen years of age and
           $30 for sixteen years of age and older.
 
Q.  What should I bring with me to apply?
      A.  Minors under sixteen years of age:  Each minor child applying must appear in person along with
           both parents or the child's legal guardian(s) and present the following:

      • Evidence of the child's U.S. citizenship (certified birth certificate OR naturalization papers OR previously valid U.S. passport OR a certificate of birth abroad);

      • Evidence of the child's relationship to parents/guardian(s); AND

      • Parental/guardian government-issued identification.

      • Completed passport application (please use black ink).  The forms are available at our office or at http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html.  Click on "U.S. Passport, Forms, DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport"

      • Recent color photograph (must meet passport requirements) or our office can take your photo(s) on-site.

      • Fees:  Part 1 - Check or money order payable to:  US Dept. of State.  No cash or credit cards for application fees at the St. Louis County Auditor's Service Center.  Part 2 - Check, money order or cash for processing fees and photo fee (if applicable).  No credit cards for processing and photo fees.

If only one parent or guardian can appear, please refer to the State Dept. website (travel.state.gov) for specific instructions and additional form requirements.

Applicants sixteen years of age and older must appear in person and present the following:

      • Proof of U.S. citizenship; (certified birth certificate OR naturalization papers OR previously valid U.S. passport OR a certificate of birth abroad);

      • Proof of identity;

      • Completed passport application (please use black ink).  The forms are available at our office or at http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html.  Click on "U.S. Passport, Forms, DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport"

      • Recent color photograph (must meet passport requirements) or our office can take your photo(s) on-site.

      • Fees:  Part 1 - Check or money order payable to:  U.S. Dept. of State.  No cash or credit cards for application fees.  Part 2 - Check, money order or cash for processing fees and photo fee (if applicable).  No credit cards for processing and photo fees.

Q.  Do all my family members have to be present to apply for
      passports?
 

      A.  Yes, every applicant needs to be present.

Q.  All my children don't have driver's licenses so what do I bring
     for their identification?

      A.  Applicants under the age of sixteen should be accompanied by
      both parents who can present their driver's licenses for
      identification.  If only one parent can accompany the child, he/she
      must present a notarized consent form, DS-3053 (available at our office or at
      www.travel.state.gov/), and a copy of their I.D./driver's license.

      Applicants who are sixteen or seventeen years of age can apply on
      their own if they have a driver's license and are paying with their
      legal parent's check(s).  If the applicant does not have a driver's
      license, one parent must accompany the child and present his/her
      driver's license for identification.

Q.  When will I get my passport?

      A.  Passports normally take four to six weeks from the time
      applications are received by a U.S. passport office.

Q.  Can I get my passport in less time?

      A.  Yes, passport services can be expedited for an additional
      $60.00.  Delivery is normally three weeks after the time applications
      are received by a U.S. passport office.  Our office can provide
      Express Mail services for overnight delivery to the processing center at
      a cost of $18.95.  The cost for overnight return of your passport is
      $12.85.

Q.  What is the difference between a passport book and a
      passport card?

      A.  A passport book is more expensive than a card and can be used
      for international travel by land, sea and air.  A passport card can
      only be used for travel by land or sea to Mexico, Canada, Bermuda
      and the Caribbean.

Hours and Location:

Auditor Service Center
Miller Hill Mall
1600 Miller Trunk Highway, Suite EO3
Duluth, MN 55811
Phone: (218) 279-2520
Fax: (218) 279-2521

Hours:  Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
            Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 




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