About the Author: Brenda Sprague serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services in the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Saturday, March 27, 2010 marks the second annual Passport Day in the USA -- a national event organized by Passport Services in the Bureau of Consular Affairs. Passport Day in the USA provides an opportunity for U.S. citizens to conveniently apply for their passport at passport agencies and passport acceptance facilities across the nation.
During this special event, appointments are not required to apply at a passport agency, and walk-in customers can apply for routine or expedited service for passport processing.
Now is a good time to get ready for Passport Day in the USA by filling out the application form, gathering your U.S. birth certificate or other primary evidence of U.S. citizenship, and getting two passport photos ready so you will be prepared to turn in your application on March 27th! For more information on what you need to apply for a passport, visit travel.state.gov.
Last year over 57,000 Americans took advantage of applying for their passport on Passport Day in the USA, and the Department expects a greater turnout this year with the addition of new passport agencies in Detroit, Minneapolis, Dallas, and Tucson.
U.S. citizens interested in applying for their passport can visit the Passport Day in the USA page on travel.state.gov to find the closest passport agency or passport acceptance facility.
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