The DOS opened a Passport Agency on May 18, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The new Minneapolis Passport Agency is located in downtown Minneapolis at 212 South Third Avenue. The Minneapolis Passport Agency was opened to serve U.S. citizens in the North Central order region. It will be especially convenient for those U.S. citizens who need passports issued on an urgent basis. It also has the capability to issue U.S. passport books on-site to qualifying applicants. Complete information regarding the location and the hours of operation can be found at www.travel.state.gov or by calling the National Passport Information Center.