Emmet County Iowa Passport Information

Emmet County Courthouse
609 1st Avenue North
Suite #7
Estherville, IA 51334
ph: 712-362-4115
fax: 712-362-7454


Passports

(effective 06/17/21)

Emmet County Assessor’s Office is an authorized Passport Agent. Passport applications are accepted Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Applying for a Passport

Items needed to apply for a Passport Book or Passport Card

  • Passport application – print legibly in black inkDo NOT sign the application. You will sign the application in front of the Passport Acceptance Agent.
  • CERTIFIED (has raised seal) copy of your Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate or expired passport.
  • Valid Driver’s License or other government issued photo ID.
  • Passport photo. Photos can be taken by the Emmet County Recorder for $10.
  • Two (2) checks for each application. See fee information below.
  • Each person applying for a passport must apply in person, including children.
If the applicant is 16 or 17
  • Applicant must appear in person, sign application and shw photo ID.
  • Parental consent is required by at least one parent appearing in person with a valid ID.
If the applicant is UNDER 16
  • Applicant must appear in person.
  • Parental consent is required by BOTH parents appearing in person with a valid ID. Ask for details if one of the parents is unable to appear in person.

Routine Service Information

Routine service can take up to 18 weeks from the day an application is submitted at an acceptance facility or renewed through the mail to the day a new passport is received by the customer. The 18-week timeframe includes up to 12 weeks for processing at the passport agency and up to 6 weeks for mailing times on the front and back end.

Passport fees for Adults (16 and older)
    • Passport fee (check / money order) payable to US Department of State – $110 (book) or $30 (card)
    • Execution fee payable to Emmet County Recorder – $35
Passports for Minors (15 and under)
    • Passport fee (check / money order) payable to US Department of State – $80 (book) or $15 (card)
    • Execution fee payable to Emmet County Recorder – $35

Expedited Service Information

Expedited service (for an additional $60) can take up to 12 weeks from the day an application is submitted at an acceptance facility or renewed through the mail to the day a new passport is received by the customer. The 12-week timeframe includes up to 6 weeks for processing and up to 6 weeks for mailing times on the front and back end.

Passports for Adults (16 and older)
  • Passport fee (check / money order) payable to US Department of State – $186.48 (book) or $90 (card)
  • Execution fee payable to Emmet County Recorder – $35
  • Overnight Delivery (book only) payable to USPS – $25.50 (fees subject to change)
Passports for Minors (15 and under)
  • Passport fee (check / money order) payable to US Department of State – $156.48 (book) or $75 (card)
  • Execution fee payable to Emmet County Recorder – $35
  • Overnight Delivery (book only) payable to USPS – $25.50 (fees subject to change)
  • For faster mailing times, customers may opt to pay for 1-2 day delivery service for applications mailed to Passport Services and for the mailing of their new passport. Customers who have a life-or-death emergency or urgent travel within 3 business days should visit our website at travel.state.gov for information on how we can assist them.
  • Please contact your Regional Customer Service Manager(s) if you have additional questions.

Requirements For Obtaining a U.S. Passport

Evidence of Citizenship: One of the following 3 documents must be submitted with your application and will be returned with your new passport.
  • Birth Certificate: A certified copy of a birth certificate issued by the county or state. It must show the birth record was filed within one year after the date of birth and must have the registrar’s signature and the raised, impressed, embossed or multi-colored seal of the Registrar’s office. A notarized copy of a hospital birth certificate is not acceptable. Please be sure that the parent’s names are listed on the birth certificate. Also review your certificate for accuracy and spelling.
  • Naturalization Certificate: A person who claims US citizenship by naturalization must submit the original Certificate of Naturalization with the application.
  • Expired Passport: This is acceptable. However, if the child was under 14 when the passport was issued, you must submit a certified copy of the birth certificate along with the expired passport.
  • If you had a prior passport you must submit that with your renewal application.
  • Renewal applications are available in the office but will not be processed by Emmet County.
  • Passport Photo: Front view of applicant, taken within the last six months. Photos may be obtained in the Emmet County Recorder’s Office for a cost of $10.
  • Photos and birth certificate will be submitted with your application. Your birth certificate will be returned to you with your passport.
  • Personal Identification: A valid driver’s license or photo ID. Expired ID is not accepted. Anyone under 18 must have a parent along with the parent’s ID for parental consent and signature. Both parent’s signatures are required for children under 14.

Apply Online

Apply online for your passport!

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