May 1, 2019

Nebraska Post Offices Host Passport Fairs to Help Travelers

OMAHA, NE — Planning a vacation outside the United States this summer? Two area Post Offices will host a Passport Fair which makes it extra convenient to submit a passport application before your travel plans. The following Post Offices will be hosting Passport Fairs on Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m.—1 p.m. Customers wishing to obtain Passport do not need an appointment during the Passport Fair hours.

Norfolk Post Office
401 N 4th St
Norfolk, NE 68701

Scottsbluff, NE
112 W 20th St
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Fremont Post Office
348 E 6th St
Fremont, NE 68025

Bellevue Post Office
2609 Victoria Ave
Bellevue, NE 68005

Blair Post Office
201 N 16th St
Blair, NE 68008

Columbus Post Office
1555 24th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601

Postal customers are urged to make a passport application appointment online by visiting usps.com/passport and clicking the “Schedule an Appointment” link. Walk-in customers are also welcome, but are only assisted on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to those with appointments.

The cost for a passport book is currently $145 for adults (16 years and older), with separate payments of $110 paid to the State Department for the passport application fee and $35 to the Postal Service for its processing fee.

The cost of passport cards for adults (16 years and older) is currently $65: $35 in a separate payment to the U.S. Postal Service for the processing fee; and a $30 separate payment to the State Department for the passport application fee. The current passport card cost for those under 16 is $50: $35 in a separate payment to the U.S. Postal Service for its processing fee; and a $15 separate payment to the State Department for the passport application fee. Children under 16 must be accompanied by both parents when applying for a passport or passport card.

Identification (original and a copy), is required to prove U.S. citizenship, such as:

  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport
  • Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county, or state (Hospital-issued birth certificates are not acceptable)
  • Consular report of birth abroad or birth certificate
  • Naturalization certificate
  • Certificate of citizenship

In addition, one current ID is required, such as:

  • Naturalization certificate
  • Valid driver's license
  • Current government ID (city, state or federal)
  • Current military ID (military and dependents)

The passport application also requires a recent passport photograph (2” x2”). Postal clerks at the Passport Center also offer passport photo services for $15 per photo.  

To make the process as quick as possible, applicants are strongly encouraged to print and complete their applications ahead of time by going online at usps.com/passport. Do not sign the application form, as the passport acceptance clerk must witness the signing.

In most cases, passport renewals do not require an in-person application process; full information is available at travel.state.gov

Customers can go to usps.com/passport or call 1-800-ASK-USPS to get the location of passport Post Offices nearest them and their passport customer service hours. All applications are sent to the U.S. State Department for final processing and approval.

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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