San Jacinto Post Office to host passport fair on May 7

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The San Jacinto Post Office is hosting a Passport Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7. The fair will offer passport information to U.S. citizens and accept passport applications.

Families and individuals will be able to apply for passports on a walk-in basis without taking time off from work, school or other weekday activities. No appointments are necessary.

To obtain a passport for the first time, applicants need proof of U.S. citizenship and a valid form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license. A certified copy of a birth certificate (not a California abstract or photocopy) or naturalization certificate is the best proof of citizenship.

One photograph is required and can be taken at the passport event.

The fee for a Passport Book for first-time adult participants is $110 and $30 for a Passport Card. The fee for minors under age 16 is $80 for a Passport Book and $15 for a Passport Card. There is also a $25 processing fee per application.

Parents applying for Passport Books/Cards for children under age 16 must both be present, along with the child. An expedited service fee of $60, plus Priority Express Mail postage, will reduce processing time to less than three weeks (normally it is four to six weeks). Passport photos are $15. Payment is accepted in the form of cash, check or money orders only.

The San Jacinto Post Office is located at 315 E. Esplanade Ave., San Jacinto.

Check the U.S. State Department’s consular website at http://travel.state.gov for more passport information.

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