By Appointment Only Please

When Applying for a Passport in Brooklyn New York

March 10, 2010 

Release No. TRI-10-20  



Brooklyn, NY — As part of a nationwide effort to streamline the passport application process Post Offices throughout Brooklyn will begin to process passports by appointment only. The most recent Brooklyn Post Office to require an appointment is the James E. Davis Station located at 315 Empire Boulevard. Customers can make their appointment during the Stations passport processing hours which are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. and Saturday’s 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

“We find that when customers call ahead and make an appointment, the processing time is faster and customers receive immediate and personalized service” says Acting Postmaster, William Rogers. “Simply call (718) 773-9541 to set-up an appointment just for you.”

Postmaster Rogers also offers these helpful tips when applying for a Passport:

  • Bring proper proof of American citizenship or naturalization. This must be either: a state-issued certified birth certificate; a previous official passport; or a naturalization certificate, if you are foreign-born. (Please note: a hospital-issued birth certificate is not acceptable.)
  • Bring in one officially-acceptable state or government photo ID. This can be either a driver's license, a military photo ID, or a state-issued photo ID. Workplace IDs and regular photos are generally not acceptable.
  • The passport application requires two recent identical photographs. The photos must meet specific passport requirements which are explained at http://travel.state.gov/passport. (Photos can be taken at the Passport Fair for an additional fee)
  • To save time, download passport application documents at www.usps.com/passport and fill out beforehand. However, don't sign the application form, as the passport acceptance clerk must witness the signing.
  • For children under age 16, both parents' consent and proof of parental relationship are required. See Special Requirements for children
    under age 16 at http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/minors/minors_834.html for details.

More information is available on the Postal Service website at www.usps.com/passport or the Department of State website at http://travel.state.gov/index.html.

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