News Flash


Posted on: May 4, 2018

Family Travel Campaign

US Passport

The U.S. Department of State’s family travel campaign promotes parents applying early for their child’s passport before the busy summer travel season. The campaign runs through May and June (the months where Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are celebrated).

As part of this campaign, we are requesting that you share this video – – on your facility’s website and social media pages. The video is just over two minutes long and has a helpful explanation on how to apply for a child’s passport. If you are able to share this video, please reply back to let us know.

We are also hosting a special event to accept applications for U.S. passport books and passport cards this Saturday, May 5th. Saturday hours make it easier to apply in person around a family’s school and work schedules. Appointments are required. Please make an appointment online or by calling the National Passport Information at 1-877-487-2778. You may share this information as well, but note that appointments are filling up. Acceptance Agents and their families are also eligible to apply this Saturday.

Day: Saturday, May 5th

Time: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Old Federal Building, 212 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Forms of Payment: Credit card, personal check, money orders, exact cash (no change is given)

Photos: Obtain one in advance

Both parents and legal guardians must apply in-person with their child if he or she is under age 16. If one parent or guardian cannot apply in-person on Passport Day, the Department has special requirements for ‘parental consent’ depending on the family’s situation. Learn more at

Applicants may choose routine service (4-6 weeks) or expedited service (2-3 weeks) on Saturday, May 5th. Expedited service costs an additional $60.

For information on passport forms and fees, visit Travel.State.Gov.

Thank you,

Veronica M. Schneider

US Federal Market CGI – SA3

Customer Service Assistant
Minneapolis Passport Agency
212 3rd Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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