NPT: Don’t forget: In two weeks, many of you cannot come back from Juarez. Fix that on Saturday.
From the El Paso County District clerk’s office:
Saturday Service for U.S. Passport Applicants
(El Paso, Texas) – The office of the District Clerk Passport Service Division will provide service for applicants of new passports and passport renewals at a Passport Fair on Saturday, May 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the El Paso County Courthouse located at 500 E. San Antonio. No appointments will be taken; applicants will be served on a first-come, first-served basis and the doors will close at noon. Monday, June 1st, 2009 is the deadline by which people traveling by land or sea from the Mexico, Panama, Bermuda and the Carribbean must present a valid U.S. Passport before entering the United States as part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. Everyone, including newborn infants, is required to obtain a passport in his or her own name. For children under 16, the consent of both parents/guardians is required.
In order to complete the application process, the following items are required.
• A completed application (form is available at http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html; do not sign it until instructed by the passport clerk)
• Proof of identity (a valid permanent state driver’s license, a government ID or military ID, previous passport, Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization Certificate)
• Proof of Citizenship (Previous passport, original birth certificate)
• Two official passport photos (passport photo service will be available at $10 additional cost)
• Social Security number
El Paso County District Clerk Gilbert Sanchez reminds applicants to be patient and to present all their documents and the correct form of payment to expedite the processing service.
The cost for the traditional Passport book is $75 for adults’ payable by check or money order and $60 for children; in addition there will be a $25 cash processing fee payable by CASH or money order to El Paso District Clerk.
The passport card is $45 for first-time adult applicants, $35 for children 15 and younger and $20 for current passport holders seeking the new documents.
Applicants obtaining the passport book and the passport card simultaneously will pay only one $25 execution fee.