Passport service open on March Saturdays at 1600 Hampton St.
Will be Midlands' only weekend passport application office open
By Koby Padgett, firstname.lastname@example.org, 803-576-6701
The University of South Carolina Postal Services office will be open each Saturday in March for any U.S. citizen to apply for their passports at the 1600 Hampton St. location.
From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., passport application processing will be available for people throughout the Midlands, the only passport office open on the weekends in the area.
To apply, the applicant must bring the following:
- Complete passport application DS-11 from travel.state.gov, completed online or manually in black ink only and unsigned
- 2 in. square color photograph taken within the last six months (photo service is available for $10 payable to UofSC)
- Original certified long-form birth certificate or other proof of citizenship, not damaged or altered
- Valid driver’s license or state-, military- or federal government-issued ID
The cost for a passport is $110 for adults and $80 for minors, payable by check or money order only to the US Department of State. For expedited service, add $60 to the cost. The execution fee payable to UofSC is $35 and can be paid by cash or credit card. If you need a photo taken, add $10 to the UofSC bill.
With the Oct. 1 start for the Real ID requirement for all air travel, a passport is one of two compliant ways to get through security. In minutes, UofSC Postal Services can get the passport process completed for anyone who needs this new ID.
For more information on passports, visit travel.state.gov or call (803) 777-3168.
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