The Des Moines County Recorder's Office accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. Our office can assist any U.S. citizen, who meets the passport application requirements, with obtaining a U.S. passport.
Our office is also able to take Passport Photos for new applicants and renewals. The fee for the photos is $10.00.
Passport applications are accepted:
Monday 10:00 - 4:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 11:00 & 12:00 - 4:00
Wednesday 11:30 - 4:00
Thursday 8:00 - 11:00 & 12:00 - 4:00
Friday 10:00 - 4:00
We encourage you to call the office at 319-753-8221 to make sure the passport agent is available.
A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies the identity and nationality of the bearer. A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries.
All travelers, including U.S. citizens, to and from the Americas, the Caribbean and Bermuda are required to have a passport or other accepted document that establishes the bearer's identity and nationality to enter or re-enter the United States.
The links provided below contain information that will be useful to check before traveling abroad.
MORE ABOUT PASSPORTS
For more information about passports, as well as online forms