Passport Day Is Saturday

Indiana - Have you ever been interested in getting your passport? The Postal Service would like customers to know that Passport Day will be going on throughout the Greater Indiana District on Saturday, May 20th, 2017, which includes some locations in the Valley.

If your travel plans include visiting Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean or Bermuda anytime soon, then you will need a passport. Current regulations state in addition to presenting a valid passport book when returning to the United States by air, you'll now need to present a U.S. passport at land borders and sea ports of entry to return home.

The Postal Service wants to make obtaining a new passport or renewing your old one an easy and convenient experience. There will be 52 Post Offices in Indiana hosting a Passport Day on Saturday, May 20th, 2017. Here are several local locations, (please call the individual Post Offices for hours of operation.)

475       Washington             47501
478       Brazil                         47834
478       Clinton                      47842
478       Sullivan                     47882

The Postal Service recommends that customers come in as early as possible to apply for their passports prior to their departure. The U.S. Department of State is currently reporting approximately six weeks for processing routine passports from the time of application.

Expedited processing of the passport application by the Department of State is available for an additional cost. This includes overnight delivery of the application by Priority Mail Express both to and from the Department of State.

With the faster processing, customers should receive their passport approximately 3 weeks from the time of application.

Passport fees are $135 total for adults (16 years and older) with a separate payment of $25 to the Postal Service for its processing fee, and $110 paid to the Department of State for the passport application fee. For persons under 16, the total cost is $105, which includes a $25 processing fee to the Postal Service and $80 to the State Department. The Postal Service also offers a passport photo service at a cost of $15.

The application must be paid by cash or check. Credit or debit cards, as well as cash or checks, may be used to cover the cost of photos and acceptance fees.

To help the passport application process go smoothly and efficiently, the Postal Service recommends the following:

-Bring in proper proof of American citizenship. This must be either a certified birth certificate issued by the city, country or state; a previous U.S. passport; a certificate of citizenship; or a naturalization certificate. (Please note: a hospital-issued birth certificate alone is not acceptable.)

-Bring in proof of identity. This must either be a previous U.S. passport, a naturalization certificate; a certificate of citizenship; or a current valid driver's license, a government ID or a military photo ID.

-Passport photograph services will be available on site for a fee of $15.

-To save time in this process, customers can download a passport application at the Department of State website here.

-All applicants must appear in person, (including minors). Applicants under age 16 must appear with both parents. If one parent is not available, a notarized authorization from the absent parent is required.

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