Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Brownsville Post Office, located at 535 S Main St., is hosting a Passport Fair this Thursday, July 18, 2019. The Fair hours are 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The additional hours assist busy families in planning for the upcoming travel season.
Fairs serve customers on a first come, first served basis. No appointments are needed. (There is a limited capacity for acceptance.)
NOTE: The State Department now recommends allowing six to eight weeks for processing. For an additional fee, they will expedite the application within three weeks.
Customers have the option of applying for a passport book (good for all international travel) or the passport card (good only for land and sea travel between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda).
$30 Adults (Age 16 Years and Older)
$15 Minors (Under Age 16)
$110 Adults (Age 16 Years and Older)
$80 Minors (Under Age 16)
Passport Card and Book
$140 Adults (Age 16 Years and Older)
$95 Minors (Under Age 16)
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 Brownsville Post Office offers passport photo services.
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/scheduler. The RCAS™ tool provides customers with an easy, convenient way to schedule appointments to apply for a passport.
Customers can register for Informed Delivery to see digital images of incoming mail, before it’s delivered to the 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.