Manhattan Main Post Office Opens One Stop Passport Services Center

Celebrate the holidays with a new passport that promises the gift of travel

December 13, 2013 @USPS

JAF Passport center

NEW YORK, NY — To ring in the holiday season a new one-stop shop for passports comes to Manhattan.

Postal officials have opened a Passport Services Center at the James A. Farley (JAF) Main Post Office, 421 8th Avenue, New York, NY. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm and on Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm. The new center provides dedicated passport services for area residents. It is located across the street from Penn Station making it convenient for commuters.

The Passport Center offers an exclusive greeting station with a passport counselor, a dedicated window for passport transactions and a full line of special forms attainable at the new information stand. The new passport center does it all. One stop passport services and no appointment necessary.

I need a passport. What should I bring to the new Passport Services Center?
For passport applications, you should bring...

1. Your Completed Application
Applications can be found at the State Department website or at Manhattan’s Passport Services Center. New applicants, renewals, name changes or corrections, and lost or stolen passports each require a different application.

Find the right form at the State Department’s web site ›

2. Two Types of Identification, with Copies of Each
You’ll need one to prove U.S. citizenship…

  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport
  • Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county, or state
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Birth Certificate
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship

… and one current I.D.

  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Valid driver's license
  • Current Government ID (city, state, or federal)
  • Current Military ID (military and dependents)

3. One Passport Photo
Your photo should be in color and taken within the past 6 months. It should be 2" x 2" with a full-face, front view (head should measure between 1" and 1 3/8"), and a plain white or off-white background. For an additional fee, some Post Offices can take your photo for you.

How much will my passport cost?
The U.S. Passport Card can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book. The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air. Adult first time applicants pay $55, while previous passport holders pay $30. Minors under 16 years of age pay $40.

A U.S. Passport Book is the second option. An adult passport requires an application fee of $110. For a minor, under 16, costs $80. This includes infants. A separate payment of $25 payable to the Postal Service as the execution fee for each passport book that is processed

Some travelers prefer both a passport book and a passport card. For adults, the combination costs $140 while for minors the cost is $95. A $25 execution fee payable to the acceptance agency -- the US Postal Service -- is required for each combination.



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