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Identification support

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, 8:30 a.m.–3:00 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.

Contact

For other questions, contact us at 612-870-2283