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March 6, 2013
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Vail Post Office hosts special passport fair

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado - The Vail Post Office will offer a special passport fair at it's Main Office, located at 1300 N. Frontage Rd. in Vail on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The special passport fair is being held to accommodate local and area residents with their passport needs that day. The event is also being held in conjunction with the national "Passport Day in the USA", sponsored by the U.S. State Dept. and U.S. Postal Service. Similar passport fairs are being held at a number of Post Offices and passport service locations nationwide.

The event is meant to be one-stop destination, with passport photo capability on hand.

At the passport fair, customers can apply for either a passport book or a passport card application with the State Department.

The passport book can be used for most international travel world-wide. The less costly passport card may only be used for land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean.

Customers can help save their passport application processing time at the Post Office passport fair and have the process go smoothly by bringing the below required documents.

• 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. (Note: a hospital-issued birth certificate alone is not acceptable.)

• Bring proof of identity. This must be either: a previous U.S. passport; a naturalization certificate; a certificate of citizenship; or a current valid driver's license, government ID or military photo ID.

• The passport application requires one recent photograph. If you don't have a photo, photo services will be available for $15 for each application payable to the Post Office.

• To save time, you can download a passport application at usps.com/passport and complete it beforehand but do not sign the application until witnessed by an acceptance agent. Passport applications must be made in person and cannot be made online.

Current passport fees set by the U.S. State Department:

Photo fee: $15.

Passport book: $135 for Age 16 and over; $105 for minor.

Passport card (good only for land or sea travel): $55 for Age 16 and over; $40 for minor.


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