CINCINNATI, OH — Do you plan to take an international trip? Is your current passport about to expire? Or, are you applying for your first passport? Well, look no further. A grand opening event at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 5, 2018, will celebrate the new Passport Center located at the Mid-City Postal Facility, 990 Dalton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. The public is invited to attend the festivities, which will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, a tour of the center and refreshments.
This newly-opened Passport Center is the first of its kind in Cincinnati, offering customers a dedicated one-stop opportunity for applying for passports and passport cards, and for obtaining passport photos, said Cincinnati Postmaster Karen Garber.
“A passport center dedicated specifically to providing passport services staffed by full-time passport agents makes the application process quicker and more convenient for prospective international travelers across the Cincinnati area,” Garber said.
Walk in hours at the new Cincinnati Passport Center are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No appointments necessary.
Garber recommended travelers apply for a passport or passport card at least two months prior to trip departure and bring all required documentation with them to the Passport Center.
Identification, including a copy, is required to prove U.S. citizenship, such as:
- Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport
- Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county, or state (Hospital-issued birth certificates are not acceptable)
- Consular report of birth abroad or birth certificate
- Naturalization certificate
- Certificate of citizenship
In addition, one current ID is required, such as:
- Naturalization certificate
- Valid driver’s license
- Current government ID (city, state or federal)
- Current military ID (military and dependents)
The passport application also requires a recent passport photograph (2” x 2”). Postal clerks at the Passport Center also offer passport photo services for $15 per photo.
To make the process as quick as possible, applicants are strongly encouraged to print and complete their applications ahead of time and calculate the required fees by going online at https://usps.com/passport. Do not sign the application form, as the passport acceptance clerk must witness the signing.
In most cases, passport renewals do not require an in-person application process; full information is available at http://travel.state.gov.
Customers may visit https://usps.com/passport or call 1-800-ASK-USPS to find the location and customer service hours of regular USPS passport Post Offices. All applications are sent to the U.S. State Department for final processing and approval.
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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