June 18, 2019

Berkeley Post Office open Sunday for passport service

BERKELEY, CA — To help customers who otherwise cannot schedule an appointment for passport service during the week, the Berkeley Post Office at 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 will accept walk-ins on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Because no appointments are necessary, the number of applications that can be processed are limited to a first-come-first serve basis.

To help speed up the process, customers should fill out forms ahead of time. Application forms and information on the costs and how to apply for a passport book and/or passport card can be found at usps.com/passportor travel.state.gov/passport. Customers can also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at (877) 487-2778. Customers can also email NPIC@state.gov for any questions regarding passports.

To apply for a passport, applicants need a valid form of photo identification and proof of citizenship.

Proof of identification — You may submit items such as the following containing your signature and a photograph that is a good likeness of you: Current or previous U.S. passport, naturalization certificate, certificate of citizenship or a current and valid driver’s license, government ID or military ID.

**A photocopy of the identification – front and back – must be submitted with your passport application. Many post offices do provide photocopy service for an added fee. 

Proof of citizenship includes any one of the following:

  1. Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county, or state
  2. Naturalization certificate or certificate of citizenship, and
  3. An expired passport

**The customer must submit a photocopy of the front and back of the Proof of Citizenship document.

For anyone needing to make an appointment at a passport office that normally only accepted appointments by phone, the USPS has introduced the USPS Retail Customer Appointment Scheduler™ (RCAS™) on http://www.usps.com/scheduler, giving customers another option to schedule an appointment.

Once customers have a passport, they'll need a safe way to carry it. USPS Passport Wallets are fashionable holders, available in black or brown leather, that are perfect to carry a passport, cash, an ID, and credit cards. The wallets are available at passport acceptance offices and at usps.com/shop.

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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