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NPT Border: Ah, El Paso. Always late. So for you, another Passport Fair so you can cross the border.

News release from the El Paso County public affairs office:

Good afternoon all,

Please help us inform the public that for today ONLY and due to a high volume of U.S. Passport applicants, the District Clerk’s Office has stopped taking applications and will only process and submit those applications received this morning. Regular services will resume tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Additionally, on Saturday, June 6 there will be a Passport Fair to assist area residents in complying with the new federal regulations.

Read more about the Passport Fair after the jump.

(El Paso, Texas) – In an effort to help area residents to comply with the new Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) that went in to effect on Monday June 1, the Office of the District Clerk will hold a Passport Fair on Saturday, June 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the El Paso County Courthouse located at 500 E. San Antonio.

Processing services will be provided for applicants of the new passport card, book and passport renewals.
El Paso County District Clerk, Gilbert Sanchez reminds prospective applicants the service will be on a first-come, first-served basis and no appointments will be taken.

In order to expedite the service applicants must provide the correct form of payment.

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 $20 for first-time adult applicants, $10 for children, 15 and younger, and in addition there will be a $25 cash processing fee payable by CASH or money order to El Paso District Clerk.

If the applicant is a minor both of the child’s parents or legal guardians must appear when applying. A passport application requires both parents’ consent.

Applicants obtaining the passport book and the passport card simultaneously will pay ONLY one $25 execution fee.

DUE TO A HIGH VOLUME OF PASSPORT APPLICANTS, THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE HAS STOPPED TAKING APPLICATIONS AND WILL ONLY PROCESS AND SUBMIT THOSE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED THIS MORNING.

Regular services will resume tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For additional information you may contact District Clerk Gilbert Sanchez at (915)546-2021

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

June 3, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. They been warning people for over a year and theyre just now going to apply. Tough, I wouldnt accomodate them.

    Rey

    June 3, 2009 at 2:55 pm

  2. I agree with “Rey”. I see no reason to use my tax dollars to set up another fair because these late comers feel that this country owes it to them.

    marian

    June 3, 2009 at 3:08 pm


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