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New U.S. Passport Acceptance Fairs to Help You Get Your Passport



With summer travel season in full swing, many people are looking to get their passports renewed or applied for. However, long wait times and limited hours at passport acceptance facilities have made it difficult for some people to get their passports in time for their travel plans. To help alleviate these wait times, the U.S. State Department is hosting a series of new passport acceptance fairs across the country. These fairs are typically held at post offices, libraries, and government offices, and they offer a number of benefits over traditional passport application methods.


  • Shorter wait times: Passport acceptance fairs typically have shorter wait times than traditional passport acceptance facilities. Many acceptance fairs do not require a reservation, so advance planning and booking is not required. Families can simply show up with the required documentation and submit their application at the fair.


  • Weekend availability: Passport acceptance fairs often offer weekend availability. This is great for people who work during the week or for families with children in school that don't have time to apply for their passport during regular business hours.


  • Experienced passport acceptance agents: Passport acceptance fairs are staffed by experienced passport acceptance agents who can help you complete your application quickly and will make sure your application is complete and free of errors that may delay its processing.


If you're looking to get your passport quickly and easily, a passport acceptance fair is a great option. However, it's important to note that some facilities may require you to sign up in advance. To find a passport acceptance fair near you and see if you need to sign up in advance, visit the U.S. State Department's website.


Here are some tips for applying for your passport at a passport acceptance fair:

  • Bring all of the required documentation

  • Complete the passport application form ahead of time.

  • Arrive early to the fair to avoid long lines.

  • If required, sign up in advance for the fair.


Remember, all children under age 16 must apply for a passport in person with two parents or guardians. If both cannot be present, a notarized letter, court order or other written documentation will be required.


Current passport processing times are long so our advice is to take advantage of these passport acceptance and apply as soon as possible.

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