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DELPHOS — As a community service and to make it easier to apply for a U.S. passport, Delphos Postmaster Marilyn Mulholland is announcing a special Passport Fair from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on March 18 at the Delphos Post Office, 127 N. Main St., Delphos.

In addition to the expanded passport acceptance hours, extra staffing will be on hand to assist customers. Mulholland emphasizes no appointment is necessary for the Passport Fair; walk-ins are welcome and passport photo service will also be available.

Mulholland recommends bringing original documents and following these guidelines:

- Download and complete a passport application at www.travel.state.gov beforehand.

- Bring proper proof of U.S. citizenship (as shown on the application DS-11 dated 09/2013). Must be a certified copy.

- Bring a photocopy of your proof of citizenship. Each applicant must bring a front and back photocopy of the U.S. citizenship that will be presented at the time of passport acceptance.

- Bring proof of identity. This must be either: a recently issued U.S. passport; a recently issued naturalization certificate; a recently issued certificate of citizenship; or a current valid driver’s license, government ID or military photo ID.

- Bring a photocopy of your proof of identity. Each applicant must bring a front and back photocopy of the ID that will be presented at the time of passport acceptance.

- The passport application requires a recent passport photograph of you (2-by-2-inch in size). Photos can be taken at the post office day of the event.

- All applicants must appear in person (including minors). Minors under the age of 16 must appear with both parents. If one parent is not available, a notarized authorization from the absent parent is required.

The U.S. Department of State provides detailed guidelines for preparing passport applications and supporting documents as well as current processing times at: www.travel.state.gov. The Postmaster indicates USPS.com is also an excellent resource for obtaining the paperwork and locating acceptance facilities across the nation. Feel free to contact Mulholland at 419-695-2811 with any questions about the Passport Fair.

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