It’s difficult to make any kind of progress without the proper identification. If you find yourself in this situation, we can help.
For help obtaining an out-of-state U.S. birth certificate, visit us:
Agate Housing and Services
LOCATION: 2309 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
OPEN: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Most states require a valid state-issued ID. If you do not have one, call 612-870-2283, and we can help navigate that. Birth certificate fees range from $5 to $50. If you need assistance paying those fees, we partner with two organizations who can assist with both birth certificate and state ID fees:
Basilica of St. Mary
LOCATION: Corner of Hennepin Ave. & 17th St., Minneapolis
OPEN: Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
NOTE: For Minneapolis residents only
Bring ID and a piece of current mail
Sharing & Caring Hands
LOCATION: 525 N. 7th St., Minneapolis
OPEN: Monday–Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
NOTE: No residency requirement
Other ID information:
- If you have a Minnesota ID and it has been expired for less than five years, you can get this renewed at a Hennepin County Service Center without needing to provide additional documentation.
- If your Minnesota ID has been expired more than five years, you will need to provide both a birth certificate or passport and a secondary document like a Social Security card, school transcript, or marriage certificate.
For other questions, contact us at 612-870-2283