Passport

Getting a passport can be an arduous process — using vacation time, setting up an appointment, and, of course, waiting in long lines. To streamline the process, the United States Postal Service will be holding a series of Passport Fairs this Saturday, with locations in Franklin and Columbia.

The Franklin location will be open from 8-11 a.m. and is located at 810 Oak Meadow Drive, and the Columbia location will be open from 6-9 a.m. and is located at 417 West 7th Street.

Customers will be served on a first come, first serve basis, with no appointments needed.

Passport Cards, which are good for travel only between the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean, will be $30, or $15 for those 15 years-old and under. Passport Books, which are good for all international travel, are $110, or $80 for those 15 and under.

Fees must be paid with either personal check or money order. Additional fees like $35 for processing and $15 for photos can be paid for by cash, check, money orders or debit and credit cards.

Applicants are required to complete a Passport Application online, which can be done so by clicking here. Applicants should bring with them either a U.S. birth certificate or naturalization papers, and a valid driver’s licence.

For more information on passport requirements, click here to visit the State Department’s travel website.

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