Oct. 21, 2019

Beat the Rush

Apply for a passport soon

LOUISVILLE, KY – Post offices in Kentucky and southern Indiana are hosting Passport Fairs in the upcoming weeks to assist international travelers.  Customers concerned with the looming REAL ID Act deadline may also consider applying for a passport.  Fairs serve customers on a first come, first served basis.  No appointments are needed.  (There is a limited capacity for acceptance.) 

You may need to allow for extra time if you are looking to apply for or renew a passport.  According to the State Department, the average time for passport applications and renewals is currently six to eight weeks.

Information for a Passport Fair on Thursday, Oct. 24:

LOCATION

ADDRESS

ZIP CODE

FAIR HOURS

Paris

201 W 8th St Ste 105

40361

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Information for Passport Fairs on Saturday, Oct. 26:

POST OFFICE

ADDRESS

ZIP CODE

FAIR HOURS

Ashland

1140 Carter Ave

41101

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Calhoun

310 W 2nd St

42327

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Grayson

390 S Carole Malone Blvd

41143

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Hardinsburg

234 S. Main St

40143

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Harlan

111 N. 1st St

40831

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Lawrenceburg

1269 Fox Creek Rd

40342

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Middlesboro

201 N 20th St

40965

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Mount Sterling

108 W Locust St

40353

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Newburgh, Indiana

5411 State Route 261

47630

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Nicholasville

410 S. Main St

40356

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Owensboro

54 Bon Harbor Hills

42301

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sellersburg, Indiana

315 E. Utica St.

47172

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Information for Passport Fairs on Tuesday, Oct. 29:

LOCATION

ADDRESS

ZIP CODE

FAIR HOURS

Prospect

9527 US Hwy 42

40059

2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Passport fees

Adults (Age 16 Years and Older)

Minors (Under Age 16)

Passport Card

$30

$15

Passport Book

$110

$80

Passport Card and Book

$140

$95

The Postal Service suggests travelers check the expiration date on their U.S. passport. Many countries require a passport have as much as six months’ validity remaining for entry.

The fees listed above must be paid with a personal check or money order. There is a $35 processing/acceptance fee and a $15 fee for photos, which can be paid for by cash, personal check, debit and credit cards or money order.  The Passport Fair offices offer passport photo services.

Travelers are encouraged to apply for a passport several months before they are scheduled to travel overseas.  However, for an additional fee, the State Department will expedite the application and process it within three weeks.

To apply for a passport, travelers need to complete Passport Application Form DS-11 (unsigned) and provide one of the following: a U.S. birth certificate from the Department of Vital Statistics (not a certificate of birth) or naturalization papers. Applicants must also show either a valid driver’s license, a previous or current U.S. passport book or card, Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, military I.D. or a federal, state or municipal government employee I.D. card. Applicants 15 & under must be present with both parents unless consent is given; ages 16 & 17 require only one parent be present.

For more information about passport application requirements and to download forms, visit the State Department’s travel website at www.travel.state.gov.

NOTE:  For appointments during regular passport processing hours, the U.S. Postal Service has made scheduling easier with the launch of the USPS Retail Customer Appointment Scheduler™ tool (RCAS) at http://www.usps.com/schedulerThe RCAS™ tool provides customers with an easy, convenient way to schedule appointments to apply for a passport.

Register for Informed Delivery www.informeddelivery.usps.com and see your mail before it’s delivered to your mailbox. 

The Kentuckiana District serves ZIP Codes 400-409, 411-427 in Kentucky and 471, 476-477 in southern Indiana.

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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