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Passport Day: Walk-up passport services provided this Saturday

September 14, 2011|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • Get a new passport or renew an existing one during Passport Day on Saturday.
Get a new passport or renew an existing one during Passport Day on Saturday.

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):

--10 a.m.-3 p.m. L.A. Passport Center, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1000, Los Angeles.

--10 a.m.-3 pm. Beverly Hills Public Library, 444 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills.

--9 a.m.-6 p.m. Airport Station Post Office, 9029 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles.

--10 a.m.-3 p.m. Orange County Clerk-Recorder, 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Room 202, Santa Ana. Reservations are recommended; call (714) 834-2588.

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