Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Apply for your U.S. Passport at the Buena Park Library

Planning to travel soon? Take advantage of the Library’s convenient Passport Application Services!

The Buena Park Library District has recently been designated an official Passport Application Acceptance Agency. Library staff have been designated by the U. S. Department of State as Passport Acceptance Officers and have been trained to assist you in applying for your passport.

Plan ahead and get your passport now! By December 31, 2006, you will need a passport for air and sea travel to and from Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. By December 31, 2007, you will need a passport for land border crossings to the above destinations. This means a big increase in the number of passports that will be issued.

Passport services are offered on the 2nd floor of the Library. When applying for your passport you will need to bring 2 passport photos, proof of U.S. citizenship such as a certified birth certificate, naturalization certificate or previous U.S. Passport and proof of identity, such as a state issued driver’s license or Identification card. Passport application forms are available at the Library. The cost of a passport is $97.00 for adults (16 & older) and $82.00 for children under 16. This cost includes a $30.00 execution fee set by the U.S. Congress that is paid to the Acceptance Agency which will become an additional revenue source for the Library.

Take advantage of the Buena Park Library District’s convenient passport services and help support library programs at the same time.

Passport Application Acceptance Hours are:

Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information and details, call the Library at (714) 826-4100 or visit the Buena Park Library District's website. You may also refer to the U.S. Department of State website for application forms, information on documentation required, fees and a wealth of other passport and international information.

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