Friday, April 28, 2017

Miami Passport Fair is Sat, April 29

Planning a summer vacation? First visit the Passport Fair at the Miami GMF Postal Store, 2200 NW 72 Ave, Miami, on Saturday, April 29, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointments required, but employee participation will be an off-the-clock activity.


How to Prepare for the Passport Application Process

·   Bring proper proof of American citizenship. This must be either a certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state; a previous U.S. passport; a certificate of citizenship; or a naturalization certificate. (Please note that a hospital-issued birth certificate alone is not acceptable.)
·   Bring proof of identity. This must be either: a recently issued U.S. passport; a recently issued naturalization certificate; a recently issued certificate of citizenship; or a current valid driver’s license, government ID or military photo ID.
·   Bring a photocopy of proof of identity. Each applicant must bring a photocopy of the front and back of the ID that will be presented at the time of passport acceptance.
·   The passport application requires recent color passport photograph of you (2” x 2” in size). The Post Office will offer passport photo service for $15.  
·   To save time, employees should download the passport application at and complete beforehand in black ink. Do not sign the application.
·   All applicants, including minors, must appear in person.
·   Minors under the age of 16 must appear with both parents. If one parent is not available, a notarized authorization from the absent parent is required.

Each passport for an adult must be accompanied by a check or money order for $110, made payable to the U.S. Department of State and a $25 acceptance fee made payable to USPS. Fees for children under 16 are $80, payable to the U.S. Department of State and $25 payable to USPS.

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