Des Plaines post office to host Passport Day

Daily Herald report
Updated 2/22/2016 5:15 PM

The Des Plaines post office, 1000 E. Oakton St., will host a Passport Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 27 to allow residents planning to travel outside the United States to apply for a passport without a making a reservation.

In addition to the familiar passport book, travelers can also apply for a passport card, which may be used for land and sea travel to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean. The wallet-size passport card cannot be used for international air travel.


To apply for a passport book or card for the first time, applicants need proof of U.S. citizenship in the form of a certified copy of their birth certificate issued by the city, county or state, or a certificate of citizenship or a naturalization certificate. Applicants will also need a valid form of photo identification, and must submit a photocopy of identification, such as a valid driver's license, government ID or military photo ID. There will be photo service available at the post office during the event.

For first time applicants, the fee for a passport book is $110 to the Department of State with an acceptance fee of $25 to the Postal Service. The fee for an adult passport card is $30.

Customers can learn more about passport application costs and save time by downloading forms at U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778.

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