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Need a passport? Las Vegas has an upcoming passport fair

Las Vegas main post office offers 24-hour passport services
Posted at 2:20 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 15:40:15-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The United States Postal Service is hosting a passport fair to help Las Vegans get passports, passport photos and passport cards.

On March 1, the Winterwood Station Post Office (5070 Vegas Valley Drive) will host the event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

USPS says customers will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is required but space is limited.

Employees will help residents with passport applications, fees and photos, making the process quick and convenient. USPS recommends travelers apply for a passport or passport card at least two months prior to departure and bring all required documentation to the event.

Identification, including a copy, is required to prove U.S. citizenship, such as:

  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport
  • Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county, or state (Hospital-issued birth certificates are not acceptable)
  • Consular report of birth abroad or birth certificate
  • Naturalization certificate
  • Certificate of citizenship

In addition, one current ID is required, such as:

  • Naturalization certificate
  • Valid driver's license
  • Current government ID (city, state or federal)
  • Current military ID (military and dependents)

The passport application also requires a recent passport photograph (2” x2”).

Fees are as follows:

  • Check or money order to Dept. of State ($110 for 16 and over; $80 for under 16);
  • $35 to the Postal Service for its processing fee (set by the Department of State);
  • $15 per photo.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by both parents when applying for a passport; ages 16 & 17 must have at least one parent present.

To make the process as quick as possible, applicants are strongly encouraged to print and complete their applications ahead of time by going online at usps.com/passport. Use only black ink and do not sign the application form, as the passport acceptance clerk must witness the signing. Customers may also obtain a form at any passport office.

In most cases, passport renewals do not require an in-person application process; full information is available at travel.state.gov..

Customers can go to usps.com/passport or call 1-800-ASK-USPS to get the location of passport Post Offices nearest them and their passport customer service hours. All applications are sent to the U.S. State Department for final processing and approval.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Winterwood Station Post Office is located on 5070 Vegas Valley Drive.