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Brazil Post Office schedules local 'Passport Fair'

Monday, January 28, 2008

On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Brazil Post Office, 227 W. National Ave., will host a "Passport Fair" from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Postmaster Dianna Egold said the fair makes it easy and convenient for residents to apply for a passport or passport card. Sales and service associates will assist any resident with applications, fees, and photos.

To help the process run smoothly applicants must bring with them proof of identity, and proof of American citizenship. Forms of identity accepted are a previous U.S. passport, a naturalization certificate, a certificate of citizenship, a current valid drivers license, government ID or military photo ID. Proof of American citizenship can be either a certified birth certificate issued by city, county or state, a previous U.S. passport, a certificate of citizenship or a naturalization certificate.

The applicant must also bring in two identical color photos. These photos must be no older than 6 months.

The cost of a passport for adults, 16 years and older, is $100. The cost for those under 16 is $85.

The cost of a passport card for an adult is $45 and for those under 16 is $35. If applicants would like to purchase both a passport and passport card, the price for an adult is $120. For those under 16 the price for both is $95.

Photo services will be offered for those without a photo for $15. The application process must be paid with cash or check.

Applicants must appear in person and applicants under 14 must appear with both parents. If a parent is absent, a notarized authorization from the missing parent is required.

Passports will be mailed to the customer in 4-6 weeks after application. If the customer would like the passport sooner an expedited process is offered for $185 in total fees.

To save time applicants can download a passport application from the website to complete beforehand. The customer must not sign the application until they present the paperwork.

Egold said it is important for residents to bring in all the proper documents. If residents have any questions call the Brazil Post Office at 448-1293.

The list of proper documentation needed or an application can be found at www.usps.com/passport.

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