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Tampa Main Office Passport Fair
Saturday, November 18

Two passports

TAMPA, FL — Travelling this holiday?  Need a passport?  The Postal Service makes obtaining a new passport or renewing your old one an easy and convenient experience.  If your travel plans include visiting any country outside the USA, including Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, Bahamas or Bermuda, then you will need a passport. Current regulations state in addition to presenting a valid passport book when returning to the United States by air, you’ll need to present a U.S. passport at land borders and seaports of entry to return home.

The Tampa Main Office Window Unit Post Office at 3501 Bessie Coleman Blvd, Tampa, FL 33630 will host a Passport Fair, Saturday, Nov.18 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Passport fees for adults (16 years and older) are $130.00 payable to the Department of State for the application fee and a separate payment of $35 to the Postal Service for its processing fee. For persons under 16, the total cost is $100 to the Department of State and a $35 processing fee to the Postal Service. The Postal Service also offers a passport photo service at a cost of $15. The application must be paid by cash or check. Credit or debit cards, as well as cash or checks, may be used to cover the cost of photos and acceptance fees.

  • Bring in proper proof of U.S. citizenship. This must be either a certified birth certificate issued by the city, country or state; a previous U.S. passport; a certificate of citizenship; or a naturalization certificate. (Please note:  a hospital-issued birth certificate alone is not acceptable).
  • Bring in proof of identity. This must be either a previous U.S. passport, a naturalization certificate; a certificate of citizenship; or a current valid driver’s license, a government ID or military photo ID.
  • Passport photograph services will be available on site for a fee of $15.
  • To save time in this process, customers can download a passport application at the Department of State website:
  • All applicants must appear in person (including minors).  Applicants under age 16 must appear with both parents. If one parent is not available, a notarized authorization from the absent parent is required.

 Customers may also schedule a passport appointment with the Postal Service at



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