The Wailuku Post Office will hold its second Passport Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in observance of Passport Day in the USA.
During the fair, postal employees will serve as dedicated passport acceptance clerks, accepting new applications and answering questions about the application process. No appointment is necessary.
New passport applications must include two types of identification and a passport photo. The Wailuku Post Office is equipped to take and print out passport photos for customers for an additional $15 fee.
Post offices and other passport acceptance sites across the country are holding similar fairs on the same day. The mission of Passport Day in the USA is to provide convenient passport services to customers. The Wailuku Post Office is the only post office on Maui holding a passport event.
"We had such a positive response to last year's event that we're going bigger this year," said Wailuku Postmaster Michelle Almeida. "We'll have more employees assigned to help customers with their passport applications and to provide assistance with such issues as name changes and lost passports. We'll even be passing out fun activity booklets for kids."
Almeida noted that March is typically the peak month for passport demand.
The Wailuku Post Office is located at 250 Imi Kala St. in Wailuku.
The U.S. Postal Service accepts passport applications at more than 6,000 USPS retail locations across the country. During USPS's 2012 fiscal year, post offices in Hawaii processed more than 24,000 passport applications. The Wailuku Post Office processed 633 passport applications in fiscal year 2012.
Application forms and information on fees and how to apply for a passport book and/or passport card may be found at usps.com/passport or travel. state.gov/passport.
U.S. citizens also may obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at (877) 487-2778.