NEW YORK – To make it easier to apply for a U.S. passport, two centrally-located post offices in the Bronx and Manhattan are hosting a Passport Fair on Sunday, June 3.
|Bronx General Post Office
(8 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
558 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
James A. Farley Post Office
Special staffing will be on hand at each location dedicated to accepting passport applications and offering passport photo services. No appointments necessary and walk-ins are welcome.
To save time and simplify the submission process, USPS recommends bringing original documents and following these guidelines:
- Download and complete a passport application at www.travel.state.gov beforehand.
- Bring proper proof of U.S. citizenship (as shown on the application DS-11 dated 09/2013). This must be either a certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state; naturalization certificate (a hospital-issued birth certificate alone is not acceptable); consular report of birth abroad; certificate of citizenship; or a previous U.S. passport.
- Bring proof of identity. This must be either: a recently issued U.S. passport; a recently issued naturalization certificate; a recently issued certificate of citizenship; or a current valid driver’s license, government ID or military photo ID.
- Bring a photocopy of your proof of identity. Each applicant must bring a front and back photocopy of the ID that will be presented at the time of passport acceptance.
- The passport application requires a recent passport photograph of you (2” x 2” in size). Photo service is available at the Sunday event at the post office.
- All applicants must appear in person (including minors).
- Minors under the age of 16 must appear with both parents. If one parent is not available, a notarized authorization from the absent parent is required.
The Postal Service posted a new free online video with tips on applying for a U.S. passport and passport renewals at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkvAMz_tj18&sns=em.
The U.S. Department of State provides detailed guidelines for preparing passport applications and supporting documents as well as current processing times on their website at: www.travel.state.gov.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
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