Speaking of...Passport Day Will Happen After All! Mark Your Calendars for September 17
Okay let's try this again. After spring's Passport Day was cancelled due to threat of government shutdown, the annual event was postponed. And now we have a new date! National Passport Day will be back for a third year, lines and all, on Saturday, September 17.
Passport Day was created by the State Department to give working men, women and familieswho otherwise can't make Passport offices' limited weekday business hoursa chance to turn in their paperwork and deal with passport-related issues. Apply for a new passport, renew one, get extra pages added...whatever.
Do be aware that the prices have gone up since last year, for example a regular passport now costs $135 instead of a flat $100. We broke down the price increases here.
The list of participating passport and post offices hasn't been released yet, but last year it was all the major ones including the office in downtown New York, where people waited hours in 29-degree weather last year (even with their kids!). The hours will still be limited10am to 3pm last yearbut it should be plenty time to get your documents in order. Rest assured we'll let you know when more information becomes available.