Passport Fair Makes Applying Easier

Postmaster Shares Passport Application Tips

February 05, 2018 @USPS

CANTON, OH — As a community service and to make it easier to apply for a U.S. passport, Postmaster David Curry is announcing a special Passport Fair on Saturday, February 10 from 8am to 2pm at the Canton Main Post Office, 2650 Cleveland Ave NW.

In addition to the expanded passport acceptance hours, extra staffing will be on hand to assist customers.  The Postmaster emphasizes no appointment is necessary for the Passport Fair, walk-ins are welcome, and passport photo service will also be available.

Curry recommends bringing original documents and following these guidelines:

  • Download and complete a passport application at beforehand. 
  • Bring proper proof of U.S. citizenship (as shown on the application DS-11 dated 09/2013).
  • 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).
  • 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 U.S. Department of State provides detailed guidelines for preparing passport applications and supporting documents as well as current processing times at: The Postmaster indicates is also an excellent resource for obtaining the paperwork and locating acceptance facilities across the nation. Feel free to contact Maureen Abrigg at 330.438.6477 with any questions about the February 10, 2018, Passport Fair.

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