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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Passport Fair at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company!
Passport Fair to be held in Millville on Wednesday, November 16, 2018
OCEAN VIEW, DE – As travel restrictions tighten across the country, more people are applying for a U.S. passport. To help ease the process, the Millville Fire company in conjunction with the Ocean View Post Office will be holding a Passport Fair for area residents.
The Millville Volunteer Fire Company, located at 35554 Atlantic Avenue, Millville, is hosting this community event on WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2018 from 9 AM to 1 PM. No appointment is necessary to process applications at this special event. Please note that this event is limited to FIRST TIME applicants and children, who must submit Form DS-11. Citizens who wish to renew existing passports must still do so by mail, preferably at least six months prior to the expiration date using Form DS-82.
If you’re planning to travel abroad in 2019, there are several things travelers should be aware of when it comes to passports:
• Check the expiration date on your U.S. passport. Many countries require that your passport have as much as six months’ validity remaining for entry.
• The Department of State is expecting a surge in passport renewals this year due to millions of passports set to expire. Ten years ago, the United States passed a law requiring its citizens to have a passport for travel to all countries, including Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The increase demand in passport renewals is anticipated to create processing delays. It may now take about six weeks for a passport renewal.
• Adding to the uptick in passport applications is travelers with state driver’s licenses that don’t meet requirements of REAL ID Act – a 2005 law that requires stricter standards for state-issued IDs, including driver’s license. As more states adopt the stricter standards, driver’s licenses may not be adequate proof of identity to allow boarding of a domestic flight. Indiana is compliant with the law whereas Kentucky is not. However, Homeland Security anticipates adoption of this policy at U.S. Airports in the near future.
Customers have the option of applying for a passport book (good for all international travel) or the passport card (good only for land and sea travel between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda).
Passport fees
Adults (Age 16 Years and Older) Minors (Under Age 16)
Passport Card $30 $15
Passport Book $110 $80
Passport Card and Book $140 $95
The above fees must be paid with a personal check or money order for EACH applicant. (No exceptions!) In addition to the above costs, there is also a $35 processing/acceptance fee plus a $15 fee for photos, which can be paid for by cash, personal check, or money order.
Travelers are encouraged to apply for a passport several months before they are scheduled to travel overseas. Again, the average time for passport applications and renewals is six weeks. However, for an additional fee, the State Department will expedite the application and process it within three weeks.
To apply for a passport, travelers need to complete Passport Application Form DS-11 (unsigned) and provide one of the following: a U.S. birth certificate from the Department of Vital Statistics (not a certificate of birth) or naturalization papers. Applicants must also show either a valid driver’s license, a previous or current U.S. passport book or card, Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, military I.D. or a federal, state or municipal government employee I.D. card. Applicants 15 & under must be present with both parents unless consent is given; ages 16 & 17 require only one parent be present.
Those persons RENEWING their passport may do so by utilizing and filling out the Form DS-82 (U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals) and mail the renewal directly to Passport Services. Due to the sensitivity of the documents being sent, Passport Services recommends using a trackable mailing service when submitting the renewal application.
For more information about passport application requirements and to download forms, visit the State Department’s travel website at
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