The cost of a U.S. passport is expected to rise about 35 percent next month, to $135. But before then, the U.S. Department of State has declared this Saturday, March 27, as “Passport Day in the USA,” offering people the chance to apply for a passport, without an appointment, on a Saturday.
The Denton County Clerk’s Office in Denton is hosting a Passport Fair on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. to provide passport information and accept passport applications.
U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air.
Citizens entering the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.
Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at travel.state.gov.
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.
What: Passport Day in the USA Passport Fair
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Denton County Clerk’s Office, 1450 East McKinney, Denton, TX 76209