Mar. 11, 2020

U.S. Postal Service to Host Passport Fairs In Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach

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South Florida — Need a passport, but can’t make it to the Post Office during regular business hours? To ensure U.S. citizens are prepared to travel internationally, two South Florida Post Offices are hosting Passport Fairs this month:

Saturday, March 21, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale Main Office, 1900 W Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33310-9998

Saturday, March 28, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
West Palm Beach Main Office, 3200 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410-9998

Passport Fairs do not require appointments; however, customers are encouraged to arrive early, as applicants will be served on a first-come, first-served basis until the applicant maximum capacity has been reached. Passport photo services will be available for those needing a new or updated passport photo.

To save time, customers can visit to learn about the application process and also download and complete an application form (except for signature) before coming to the Passport Fair. To obtain a passport, applicants need to do the following:

  • Bring proper proof of American citizenship. This must be either a certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state, naturalization certificate (a hospital-issued birth certificate alone is not acceptable), consular report of birth abroad, certificate of citizenship or a previous U.S. passport.
  • Each applicant must bring a clear photocopy of their proof of American citizenship that will be presented at the time of passport acceptance. If the document is two sided, then a photocopy of the front and back of the document must be provided.
  • Bring proof of identity. This must be either a previous U.S. passport or passport card, certificate of naturalization with identifiable photo attached, certificate of citizenship with identifiable photo attached, valid driver’s license (not temporary or learner’s permit), official U.S. military or military dependent identification card, government employee identification card (federal, state, municipal, county) or current valid foreign passport.
  • The passport application requires your recent color passport photograph (2” x 2” in size), which may be taken by the Passport Fair photographer for a $15 fee.
  • 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.

Each passport for an adult must be accompanied by a check or money order for $110 made payable to the U.S. State Department and a $35 execution fee made payable to Postmaster. Fees for children under 16 are $80 and $35.

The cost to expedite processing at the Department of State is $60 paid per application in addition to required fees. The cost to expedite delivery service to the passport processing lockbox is $26.35 per family for Priority Mail Express paid to the United States Postal Service. The cost to expedite delivery service is $17.13 paid per application directly to the Department of State for the delivery of an issued passport book from the Department of State to the customer. This service is only available to mailing addresses within the United States. Not valid for passport cards.

Customers can call 1-800-ASK-USPS or go to the Postal Service’s Website to get the location of other nearby passport Post Offices and their passport customer service hours. Passport customers may also check the U.S. State Department’s web site at to obtain additional information.

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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