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ATLANTA — This Saturday, two Henry County post offices will accept walk-ins for passport applications.

The McDonough post office, located at 100 Postmaster Drive in McDonough, and the Stockbridge post office, located at 110 Walter Way in Stockbridge, will hold passport fairs from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

Passport books for adults are $110 and cards are $30. For children under 16, passport books are $80 and cards are $15. The U.S. Postal Service will charge a $35 execution fee and a $15 fee for photos if needed.

According to a release from the U.S. Postal Service, it is recommended to download a passport application from the U.S. State Department’s site, www.travel.state.gov, and complete it before arrival. The form should be printed single-sided and in black ink. Do not sign the application until you are in the presence of the passport agent.

Those interested should bring one of the following forms of photo ID: a previously-issued, undamaged U.S. Passport; a certificate of naturalization or citizenship; a valid driver’s license; a current government employee ID; or a current military ID.

Those interested should also bring a photocopy of proof of their identity. Each applicant must bring a front and back photocopy of the ID that will be presented at the time of passport acceptance. Passport applicants are required to provide two recent identical photographs, measuring 2 inches by 2 inches, on a white background. Passport photo service will be provided on-site.

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 along with a photo copy, both front and back, of the absent parent’s ID.

For more information about passport application forms, fees and passport acceptance facility locations across the nation, visit www.usps.com/international/passports.htm.

Government Reporter

A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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