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Post office to have passport fair

Thursday, November 20, 2008

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The Brazil Post Office will conduct a Passport Fair Saturday from noon-3 p.m.

The office is located at 227 W. National Ave., Brazil.

Postal service sales and service associates will help residents with passport applications, fees and photos.

Beginning Jan. 31, border crossers were asked to present documents denoting citizenship and identity when entering the United States through air, land and sea ports of entry. According to the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, this change primarily affects United States and Canadian citizens, who have previously been permitted entry by oral declaration alone. T

Travelers can now apply for either a passport, the new U.S. Passport Card or both at the post office.

"Passport Fairs make it easy and convenient for travelers to apply for a passport or passport card," Brazil Post Office Postmaster Dianna Egold said. "During the Passport Fair, we will have separate lines in the front lobby with two dedicated clerks, handling passport applications."

The State Department advises passport production time averages four to six weeks.

While the cost of a passport has increased by $8, the postal service processing fee has dropped by $5.

The cost of passports for adults (16-older) is $100: $25 in a separate payment to the U.S. Postal Service for its processing fee and a $75 separate payment (by check or cash only) to the State Department for the passport application fee.

The cost of passport cards for adults (16-older) is $45: $25 in a separate payment to the U.S. Postal Service for its processing fee and a $20 separate payment (by check or cash only) to the State Department for the passport application fee.

The passport card cost for those under 16 is $35. Cost for a passport and passport card for adults (16-older) is $120 while cost of a passport and passport card for those under 16 is $95.

Those interested in attending the passport fair will need two identical color photos along with the passport application. Passport photo service will be available onsite for $15.

The passport application fee must be paid with cash or check and passports will be mailed to the customer in four to six weeks after application.

Those attending Saturday's fair are asked to bring in proper proof of American citizenship (birth certificate, previous passport, etc.), and proof of identity (driver's license). The passport application requires two recent identical photographs.



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