LF passport fair slated – San Benito News

NEWS Staff Report

LOS FRESNOS, TX—The Cameron County District Clerk’s Office is hosting a Passport Fair in Los Fresnos on Saturday, November 4, 2023. The event is being held between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Los Fresnos City Hall, 520 E. Ocean Blvd.

The event is open to the public. For appointments, call (956) 544-0886 or email passportsb@co.cameron.tx.us. Walk-ins are also welcome.

To ensure prompt service, Cameron County District Clerk Laura Perez-Reyes and her staff recommend that individuals interested in acquiring passports complete sections 1-21 of the DS-II passport application and have all required documentation prior to the applicant’s appointment.

Passport applications can be acquired at the Cameron County Courthouse, 974 E. Harrison Street in Brownsville, any U.S. Post Office, or they may be printed online at www.travel.state.gov.

To qualify for and acquire a passport, applicants are required to have evidence of U.S. Citizenship in the form of a Long Form Certified U.S. Birth Certificate, a Previous U.S. Passport (may be expired. must be undamaged), a Consular Report of Birth Abroad or a Certificate of Naturalization/Citizenship.

Also needed is photo identification in the form of a valid driver’s license (plus a second ID, if issued in a different state) or an undamaged U.S. Passport (if issued less than 15 years ago), a Certificate of Naturalization, or a valid government or military ID.

Thirdly, applicants are required to have a photograph, in color with a white background, 2×2 inches in size and printed on thin, photo-quality paper. Photos may be taken on site.

Children under 16 years old will need their birth certificate and both parents must be present with photo ID or one parent with a signed, notarized DS-3053 or a signed DS-5525, depending on the circumstances.
Applicants 16 to 17-years-old need evidence of U.S. Citizenship and one parent must be present with photo ID unless the applicant has acceptable photo ID and submits parental awareness.

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