Several Valley Locations Hosting Passport Day

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The United States Postal Service has announced that tomorrow, August 12th will be Passport Day throughout the Greater Indiana District.

If you plan to travel to visit Mexico, Canada, the Carribbean 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 following Post Offices in the Valley will be hosting a Passport Day on Saturday, August 12th, 2017. All participating Post Offices will operate during normal business hours. Further information is available by phone 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) or online by going here.

3 digit                        Office                                 Zip Code

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

We recommend 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.

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 be either a previous U.S. passport, a naturalization certificate; a certificate of citizenship; or a current valid driver’s license, a government ID or 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: www.travel.state.gov.

-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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