If you choose to go to this location, note that they are only open from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. So get there before they open to get in line. The best day to go is a Tuesday from what I was told. If you are in line and NOT at the window by 1:30 pm, you will be asked to return as they cannot process your application before closing at 2 pm.
This location does NOT have a copy machine so please have all your copies made prior to arrival. There is a credit union next door that will make copies for you for a fee.
Have the following documents ready:
* Application form. You can do them online and print it out: https://pptform.state.gov/FraudAbuseNotice.aspx
*ORIGINAL birth certificate(s). Make copies for yourself. They will be taking the original and mailing it back to you.
*ORIGINAL ID’S or Passports for Identification (Parent and child 16 and over)
*A copy of your ID front and back for each application. If you’re applying for a child 16 and under, both parents must be present. For more details on applying for minors, click here: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/first-time.html
*You will need a passport picture to attach to the application. You can get one made at Longs, Walmart (this is where we went $7.XX for 2 photos), Walgreens, and Costco to name a few places.
The application will tell you where to place the photo and staple. I had mine stapled onto the form before arrival to help make the process faster.
The cost for each passport was $110 (non expedited) and the post office charges a fee of $25 per application for processing.
You can pay for the post office fee via credit card but will need to pay for the actual passport fee by check or money order. You can view more payment terms here: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/information/fees.html
For more information on getting a new or renewing a passport, visit them online at:
To find the nearest passport acceptance facility near you, go here:
I hope this blog helps makes the process easier and less intimidating. Please note that most post offices require an appointment be made. Be sure to read the fine print when looking for an acceptance facility.