If you need to get a passport or renew an old one, Saturday might be your lucky day. Passport Day provides walk-up service at passport agencies, libraries, post offices and other sites in Southern California and around the country.
The idea is to provide passport information and services on Saturday for folks who can't get to offices and agencies during regular weekday business hours. Passport Day was scheduled for April 9 but was canceled during the fedral government's budget crisis and potential shutdown earlier this year.
What to take with you: Those seeking new passports should have filled out an application (DS-11), proof of citizenship (most commonly, a birth certificate), an ID (driver's license, military ID, etc.), photocopies of each ID document and a photo. A new passport costs $110 plus a $25 processing fee; renewals cost $110. Passport cards, passports for minors and other services are offered as well. Check out these U.S. State Department requirements before you go.
Where to go: Many sites in Southern California will be open to handle passport services. Here's a sampling (check out all Passport Day locations):