Passports

United States Passport

 Please arrive prior to 4 pm to ensure adequate passport processing time.  Passports will not be processed after 4 pm.

All applicants must appear in person.

To obtain a United States Passport Book or Passport Card you will need to present the following:

  1.  Completed passport application form (you must sign in person using black ink only) - obtain this from the Sibley County Recorder's Office or the Passport Agency's website.
  2.  A Certified Copy of Birth Certificate from the State level (Not a Hospital Certificate with the footprints). This has to be sent in with your passport application and will be returned to you separately.
  3.  Valid Driver's License/Minnesota ID for identification.
    • Notice: Out of State Driver's License requires second form of identification. Minors under 16 must appear with both parents and both must have a valid Driver's License.

We take passport photos here. The cost is $10 payable to the Sibley County Recorder. You can have passport photos done elsewhere, but they have to be passport picture quality.

PLEASE NOTE:  We will only accept a check or money order for the fees listed below to the U.S. Department of State.
We can accept cash, check, money order or credit card for the fees listed below to Sibley County Recorder.

Passport Book Fees

AgesRegular FeesExpedited Fees
Adult: (16 and over)$130 check to U.S. Department of State

$35 to Sibley County Recorder for execution fees

$10 to Sibley County Recorder for passport photos

$208.32 check to U.S. Department of State

$61.95 to Sibley County Recorder for execution fees

$10 to Sibley County Recorder for passport photos

Under 16$100 check to U.S. Department of State

$35 to Sibley County Recorder for execution fees

$10 to Sibley County Recorder for passport photos

$178.32 check to U.S. Department of State

$61.95 to Sibley County Recorder for execution fees

$10 to Sibley County Recorder for passport photos


Passport Card Fees

Passport Card is used only for land or sea travel to: Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and Caribbean

AgesRegular FeesExpedited Fees
Adult: (16 and over)$30 check to U.S. Department of State

$35 to Sibley County Recorder for execution fees

$10 to Sibley County Recorder for passport photos

$30 check to U.S. Department of State

$61.95 to Sibley County Recorder for execution fees

$10 to Sibley County Recorder for passport photos

Under 16$15 check to U.S. Department of State

$35 to Sibley County Recorder for execution fees

$10 to Sibley County Recorder for passport photos

$15 check to U.S. Department of State

$61.95 to Sibley County Recorder for execution fees

$10 to Sibley County Recorder for passport photos


Expedited Passports

Normal Passports are taking up to 8 to 11 weeks. If leaving in less than 8 weeks, you may expedite the Passport application by paying a $60 expedite fee per passport, plus $18.32 if you would like 1 to 2 day delivery service fee. These fees are paid to the U.S. Department of State. If you would like the passport book returned via Express Mail it is $26.95 payable to Sibley County Recorder.

  • Five to Seven Weeks Expedite Passport - Pay the expedite and express mail fees.
  • Two Week Expedite Passport - If you are leaving in less than 5 weeks, please call our office at 507-237-4080 for instructions.


If your Passport was issued in the last 15 years but has now expired, please call our office at 507-237-4080 for additional instructions.

For any other questions, please see General Questions about Passports