Schedule an appointment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using our automated appointment system at 1-877-487-2778.
This agency can issue both the U.S. passport book and U.S. passport card on-site.
Appointments Available From
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday
Excluding Federal Holidays
United States Federal Office Building aka The "Old" Federal Building
212 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55401
When You Arrive for Your Appointment
Public Transportation Directions
The Federal Building is located on the west side of 3rd Ave S, across the street from the Depot Hotel and three blocks north of the Government Plaza stop on the light rail line. There is a public bus stop behind the Federal Building on 2nd Ave S. For light rail, bus and commuter rail maps, fares and schedules, please visit http://www.metrotransit.org/
From the North:
Take I-35W South and exit at Washington Avenue (exit 17C). Take a right onto Washington Avenue. Take another right onto 3rd Ave S. The Federal building will be on the left.
From the East:
Take I-94W to the Cedar Ave Exit. Turn right onto Cedar Ave. Continue North on Cedar Ave., which will curve around and become Washington Ave. Take a right and head North on 3rd Ave South. The Federal building will be on your left.
From the South:
Take I-35 North to I-35W (toward Minneapolis). Continue on I-35W North toward the “Downtown Exits.” Stay in left 3 lanes and merge onto Hwy 65 North. Take the 5th Ave S exit. Continue on 5th Ave. for 8 blocks and turn left onto Washington Ave S. Go two blocks to 3rd Ave S. Turn right onto 3rd Ave S. The Federal building will be on the left.
From the West:
Take I-394 E towards Minneapolis. Take the 3rd Ave N / Washington Ave exit (exit 9c). At the top of the ramp take a right onto Washington Ave. Take a left onto 3rd Ave S.
There is metered parking available on 3rd Ave. S. in front of the Federal building for $1/hr. There is also a parking lot located across from the Federal building at 3rd Ave & 2nd St. The rate is $5.85/day. There is also a parking lot at 3rd Ave. S. and Washington Ave. which charges $6/day.
Title 18, United States Code, Section 930
Weapons Prohibited at All Passport Agencies – Federal law prohibits the knowing possession or the causing to be present of firearms or other dangerous weapons in Federal facilities and Federal court facilities by all persons not specifically authorized by Title 18 U.S.C., Section 930(c). Violators shall be subject to fine and/or imprisonment for periods of up to five (5) years.