Need a passport? Lexington post office holding fair tomorrow
LEXINGTON, Ky. (USPS) – The Lexington Post Office will hold a Passport Fair, this Saturday, September 19, 2015. Passport processing has been consolidated in the city at a new Passport Office, located at the Main Lexington Post Office, 1088 Nandino Boulevard.
Last year, the Lexington office processed 135 applications on National Passport Day.
Lexington customers now have greater access to passport services, as the new office offers expanded hours – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Saturday. Applications are accepted by appointments or walk-in options, except on Saturdays. No appointments are offered on Saturdays.
Extra staffing will be on hand, this Saturday, to assist customers on a first come, first served basis. Applicants are reminded to bring original documents and follow these guidelines:
• Download and complete a passport application at www.travel.state.gov beforehand.
• Bring proper proof of U.S. citizenship (as shown on the application DS-11 dated 09/2013).
• Bring proof of identity. This must be either: a recently issued U.S. passport; a recently issued naturalization certificate; a recently issued certificate of citizenship; or a current valid driver’s license, government ID or military photo ID.
• Bring a photocopy of your proof of identity. Each applicant must bring a front and back photocopy of the ID that will be presented at the time of passport acceptance.
• The passport application requires a recent passport photograph of you (2” x 2” in size). Passport photo services are available.
• All applicants must appear in person (including minors). Minors under the age of 16 must appear with both parents. If one parent is not available, a notarized authorization from the absent parent is required.
The U.S. Department of State provides detailed guidelines for preparing passport applications and supporting documents as well as current processing times at: www.travel.state.gov. The Postmaster indicates USPS.com is also an excellent resource for obtaining the paperwork and locating acceptance facilities across the nation.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.