Passports

Passports

Passport forms can be obtained from the County Recorder's Office or the passport website. http://travel.state.gov/passport/ If you are printing the form from the website, forms must be two single pages. Do not sign the application, it must be signed in person when you are in the office to apply. Normal processing time is four to six weeks.

Application Requirements
  1. Proof of Citizenship
    • Certified copy of birth certificate or previous passport unless issued under the age of 16 years old
    • Previous U.S. passport
    • Certificate of naturalization
    • Certificate of citizenship
  2. Proof of Identity
    • Government employee identification card, either federal, state, or municipal
    • A state-issued driver's license (not a temporary or learner's permit)
    • Aircraft pilot's license issued by the Department of Transportation or the FAA
    • Official military identification card
  3. Recent Color Passport Photo
  4. Fees
    Type of Passport, Age of Applicant Total Fees
    Book - 16 and Older $145
    $110 to U.S Department of State
    $35 to Renville County Recorder
    Book - Under 16 $115
    $80 to U.S Department of State
    $35 to Renville County Recorder
    Card - 16 and Older $65
    $30 to U.S Department of State
    $35 to Renville County Recorder
    Card - Under 16 $50
    $15 to U.S Department of State
    $35 to Renville County Recorder
    Book and Card - 16 and Older $175
    $140 to U.S Department of State
    $35 to Renville County Recorder
    Book and Card - Under 16 $150
    $115 to U.S Department of State
    $35 to Renville County Recorder

***Please note the Renville County Recorder's Office can only accept cash, check or money order for payment. We do not accept credit or debit cards.

Minors

If under 16 both, parents or legal guardians must accompany the child when applying. Both parents, or legal guardians, must sign the application for the child. If this is not possible, the single applying parent or legal guardian must show proof of sole custody or provide notarized consent of the second parent.

Expedited Applications

Passport applications can be expedited for an additional charge of $60 with a processing time of mail time there, three business days in their office, and mail time back.

Express Mailing

Passport applications can be express mailed with the additional fees of $60 for expedition and $16.48 for express shipping. The processing time will be second-day mail time there, three business days in their office, and second-day return mail time. Expedited service can take two to three weeks for total processing time.