Media Note
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 21, 2009


The Department of State opened its twenty-first domestic passport issuance facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 18. The Minneapolis Passport Agency is located at 212 South Third Avenue in downtown Minneapolis and is designed to provide in-person passport services to American citizens throughout the North Central border region.

The Minneapolis location provides gateway access to Canada. Its proximity to a major domestic and international airport will be instrumental in helping American citizens with their travel plans.

The Minneapolis Passport Agency serves U.S. citizens who have urgent/emergency travel needs and has the capability to issue passport books and passport cards on-site to qualified applicants. With the final phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative scheduled to be implemented June 1, 2009, this agency will greatly improve our ability to meet the travel needs of our customers in several of our northern border states.

Information on the cost and how to apply for a passport book and/or a passport card can be found at www.travel.state.gov. U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778.




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