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Brazil Post Office to conduct Passport Fair

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Brazil Post Office will be accepting passport applications Saturday.

The event will take place at the post office, 227 W. National Ave., Brazil, from noon-2 p.m., Saturday.

It is recommended that customers come in as early as possible to apply for passports -- at least eight weeks or earlier before their departure -- to avoid any extra costs involved in expediting their application. The U.S. Department of State is currently reporting four to six week processing times for routine passport applications.

It costs $100 for adults (16-years-old and older), with separate payment of $25 to the U.S. Postal Service for its processing fee, and $75 paid to the State Department for the passport application fee.

For people under 16, cost is $85 with separate payments of $25 going to the Postal Service and $50 to the State Department.

For expedited passport service, add an additional $60 for each application, payable to the State Department.

In such cases, the applicant also incurs overnight (Express Mail) delivery costs, payable to USPS.

Passport photos will be available at the post office for $15.

The application fee must be paid with cash or check. Credit or debit cards, as well as cash or checks, may be used to cover the cost of photos and the acceptance fee.

To help the passport application process, 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, county or state, a previous U.S. passport, a certificate of citizenship, or a naturalization certificate. (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 current valid driver's license, government ID or military photo ID,

* To save time, customers can download a passport application at www.usps.com/passport, to complete the application prior, and

* All applicants must appear in person (including minors). Applicants under 16 must appear with both parents. If one parent is not available, a notarized authorization from the absent parent will be required.

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Please note that birth certificates that have been filed more than one year after the date of birth (such as those amended pursuant to adoption) are INVALID for US Passport applications.

-- Posted by Romany_Reunited on Thu, Feb 4, 2010, at 8:55 PM

Also note: A passport is not needed to travel to Tennessee or Kentucky.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Feb 6, 2010, at 7:10 PM

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