The Merrill Post Office will host a Passport Day event on May 12 from 9 a.m.-noon.
“This is a great opportunity for Merrill residents planning to travel outside the United States to apply for a passport without making a reservation,” said Merrill Postmaster Joelle Nelson.
In addition to the familiar passport book, travelers can also apply for a passport card, which may be used for land and sea travel only between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean region. The wallet-sized passport card is a less expensive alternative for those who travel to these destinations, but it is not available for international travel by air.
To apply for a passport book or passport card for the first time, applicants need proof of U.S. citizenship in the form of their birth certificates issued by the city, county or state, or a certificate of citizenship or a naturalization certificate. Applicants will also need a valid form of photo identification, and they must submit a photocopy of that identification. There will be passport photo service available at the Merrill Post Office.
“We’re here to help our customers as they prepare to travel the world,” added Nelson. “We make getting a passport easy and convenient with a one-stop shop solution.”
Customers can learn more about passport application costs and save time by downloading forms at www.usps.com/passports.