Oct. 31, 2019
Fort Lauderdale, FL — Do you have holiday season travel plans that require a passport? If so, first take a trip to the U.S. Postal Service Passport Fair on Saturday, Nov. 2. Postal personnel at the Fort Lauderdale Main Office, 1900 W Oakland Park Blvd, will accept your application for processing between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. No appointment required.
U.S. citizens must present a valid Passport Book to enter or re-enter the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and seaports of entry must present a Passport Book, Passport Card or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.
How to Prepare for the Passport Application Process:
The U.S. Department of State fees vary according to age and type. The fee(s) must be made by money order, check, bank draft, or cashier’s check made payable to the U.S. Department of State; debit and credit card payment is not available. The Passport Book fee for under age 16 is $80; for age 16 and older is $110. The Passport Card fee for under age 16 is $15, and for age 16 and older is $30. In addition, all acceptance agencies, including the Postal Service, charge a processing fee of $35 per application. A debit or credit card may be used in addition to cash, money order, or check made payable to the U.S. Postal Service.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.