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Post Office to conduct 'Passport Fair'

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Brazil Post Office, 227 W. National Ave, will host a "Passport Fair" on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to help residents with passport applications, fees and photos.

Brazil Postmaster Dianna Egold said federal regulations now require all travelers, including U.S. citizens, to have a passport to enter or re-enter the United States. She also said travelers must have a passport when traveling by air.

"Passport fair's make it easy and convenient for travelers to apply for a passport," Egold said.

Applicants must bring in a proper proof of American citizenship, such as certified birth certificate issued by the city, county, or state. A previous passport, certificate of citizenship, or a naturalization certificate can also be used. The applicant must also bring in proof of their identity. A previous U.S. passport, a naturalization certificate, a certificate of citizenship, a current valid drivers license, government ID or military photo ID are acceptable proof of identity.

All applicants must bring in two recent identical photographs and must appear in person. Photos can be no older than 6 months. Minors 14 and under must be accompanied by both parents. If one parent is not available, a notarized authorization from the absent parent is required.

Egold said it is very important that applicants bring in all appropriate documentation. Having the right documents can make the application process go smoothly and efficiently.

The cost for adults 16 years and older is $97. The cost for those 16 and under is $82.

If an applicant does not have two recent color photos, a passport photo service will also be available on site for $15.

Passports will be mailed to a customer in four-to-six weeks after applying. If applicants would like the passport sooner a two to three week process is available for $185 in total fees.

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