Friday, November 02, 2007

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

Planning to travel soon? Apply for your passport now! Take advantage of the Buena Park Library District’s convenient Passport Application Services, located at 7150 La Palma Ave., between Knott and Western Avenues in Buena Park. Passport Application Acceptance Hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Fall is traditionally the “low season” for passport applications making it the best time to apply. Currently, processing routine applications is taking four to six weeks and expedited applications are being processed within three weeks. The new International travel rules have increased the need for United States Passports. All persons traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean region are now required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States.

When applying for your passport you will need to bring 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. You will also need two identical passport photos. Passport Photos are available at the Library for $10.00. Passport application forms are also 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 becomes an additional revenue source for the Library.

For more information and details, call the Library at (714) 826-4100 or visit the passports page on our 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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great service! Thanks so much.

James Douglas