South Dakota Passport Offices – How to get a passport in S. Dakota

South Dakota Passport Offices can be in different places. The most convenient is the post office. Many post offices have an area or windows with agents who are there to assist applicants. These agents are certified by the State Department to accept applications and fees. The documents are put in one package and sent to a processing center. The time to process takes about 4-6 weeks.

Other locations where you can submit applications and fees are courthouses, county clerk’s offices, and public libraries. All these sites will submit all documents and the processing time is the same as the post office. If you need a passport sooner than four weeks, ask about expedited services. Some facilities may offer this service. Call before going as some may require an appointment.

Below is a list of some passport offices in major cities across South Dakota.

South Dakota Passport Offices

Facility Address City Phone
USPS – Aberdeen 1202 S. 5th Street, Aberdeen, SD Aberdeen (605) 226-2673
USPO – Brookings 500 Main Ave, Brookings, SD Brookings (605) 692-4735
USPO – Huron 410 Dakota Ave, South, Huron, SD 57350 Huron (605) 352-2725
USPO – Mitchell 200 West Fifth Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301 Mitchell (605) 996-0957
USPO – Mobridge 404 N Main, Mobridge, SD 57601 Mobridge (605) 845-5770
USPO – Pierre 225 South Pierre Street, Pierre, SD 57501 Pierre (605) 224-1204
Rapid City PO 500 East Blvd, Rapid City, SD 57701 Rapid City (605) 355-2819
USPS – Sioux Falls Downtown Station 320 S 2nd Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Sioux Falls (605) 575-3546
USPO – Vermillion 16 Court Street, Vermilion, SD 57069 Vermilion (605) 624-4701
Watertown PO 405 East Kemp Avenue, Watertown, SD 57201 Watertown (605) 886-7765
USPO – Yankton 506 W 25th Street, Yankton, SD 57078 Yankton (605) 665-0626

Expedited Passport Services

Expediting a passport application comes with some rules. To use this service, you must provide proof of the need to rush the process. For example, your trip is sooner than the average processing time, 4-6 weeks, and your passport will expire or has expired. In a case like this, providing proof of an itinerary with a departure date will get you a rush passport. This service will cost more than if you choose the regular process option.

Another option for expedited service is getting a passport in as little as 24 hours. This is possible through a passport agency. Under this circumstance, it would be considered an emergency. Again, proof must be provided to show an emergency exists. To get an appointment with an agency, you must call the National Passport Center at (877) 487-2778. You can get your meeting at the nearest center. Below is the address and operating hours of the closest agency to South Dakota.

Minneapolis Passport Agency
The “Old” Federal Building
212 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401

8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

REAL ID Act of 2005

In the near future, the REAL ID Act will change the type of ID we use to travel. In 2005, Congress passed a law the will require all state-issued ID cards and driver’s license to have standard minimum security features. Only with these security features can you use any one of these ID cards for identification purposes at an airport. TSA agents have the authority to stop anyone without proper ID. As of now, the law has not been fully enforced but will be in the near future. On TSA website is a list of alternative documents you can use. Here are a few from the list:

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
  • Permanent resident card
  • HSPD-12 PIV card

If you already possess one of these document, you can use it to prevent being stopped by a TSA agent. If you don’t have one, the one you should get is a passport. A passport will serve two purposes. You can use it to fly domestic, as well as international. So, visit your nearest passport offices and start the process.

Below you will find a list of passport offices in and around your county. Click on the one nearest you to get the necessary information you will need.

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