The warm days of summer are almost over and if you are thinking of international travel for the holidays, now is a good time to get your passport and that means paperwork.
But, instead of traveling to different locations for forms, photos and mailing, the U.S. Postal Service is offering the first-ever, one-stop Passport Fair.
For one day only, the Brazil post office will stay open after regular hours to accommodate travelers' needs on Saturday, Aug. 26, noon-4 p.m.
Travelers should take:
- Proof of American citizenship -- a certified birth certificate issued by a city, county or state (hospital-issued birth certificates are not acceptable), a previous U.S. passport or a certificate of citizenship or naturalization certificate.
- Proof of identity -- a previous U.S. passport and a certificate of citizenship, a naturalization certificate or a current driver's license with photo ID or government photo ID or military photo ID.
- Passport photo -- will be taken at the post office for a fee.
- Cash or check
A passport application can be downloaded and completed beforehand (do not sign the application) at www.usps.com/passport and applications will be available at the Brazil post office.
Passports are also accepted Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday by appointment.