National Passport Day

March 10, 2012 is the fourth annual National Passport Day, when you can apply for an receive a passport all in the same sitting (as opposed to the weeks it may take during any other time of the year).


When I went to the first National Passport Day in Boston I showed up very early and was first in line, but was out the door with a brand new passport in under 30 minutes!

View the list of Passport Agencies to find the one closest to you. You will need certain documentation to be able to apply for a passport including:

    Evidence of US citizenship

Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport
Certified birth certificate, issued by the city, county or state
Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
Naturalization Certificate
Certificate of Citizenship


Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport
Naturalization Certificate
Valid driver’s license
Current government ID
Current military ID

    Photocopy of identification documents
    Application fees
    One passport photo

Fees for first time applicants

Type of document Application Fee Execution Fee
Adult passport book & card $140 $25
Adult passport book $110 $25
Adult passport card $30 $25

Fees for renewals

Type of document Application Fee
Adult passport book & card $140
Adult passport book $110
Adult passport card $30

* All fees can be paid by credit card, check or money order

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