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NEW FEES/NEW APPLICATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2010
U.S. PASSPORT CARD
U.S. PASSPORT CARD APPLICATIONS in
The passport card will facilitate entry and expedite document processing at U.S. land and sea ports-of-entry when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda.~ The card may not be used to travel by air.~ It will otherwise carry the rights and privileges of the U.S. passport book and will be adjudicated to the exact same standards.
The Department of State is issuing this passport card in response to the needs of border resident communities for a less expensive and more portable alternative to the traditional passport book.~ The card will have the same validity period as a passport book: 10 years for an adult, five for children 15 and younger.~ For those who already have a passport book, they may apply for the card as a passport renewal. Age 16 and older $30.00 ~ Under age 16 $15.00.
To facilitate the frequent travel of U.S. citizens living in border communities and to meet DHS’s operational needs at land borders, the passport card will contain a vicinity-read radio frequency identification (RFID) chip.~ This chip will link the card~ to a stored record in secure government databases.~There will be no personal information written to the RFID chip itself.
Due to the new laws requiring passports it is now taking~4 to 6~weeks to receive a routine passport. If you expedite, which is an extra $60.00~and pay for overnight~postage both ways~it is taking 2~weeks.~
The Code/Planning Office has all forms required for Passport issuance.
ROUTINE PASSPORTS, effective July 13, 2010:
Age 16 and older is $110.00 to US Dept. of State,~~ $25.00 Town of Old Orchard Beach for a total of $135.00.
Under age 16 is $80.00 to US Dept. of State,~$25.00 Town of Old Orchard Beach for a total of $105.00.~
Payment to the US Dept of State must be made using a U.S. check, cashier’s check or money order. Payment to the Town of Old Orchard Beach may be made using the above, as well as cash and debit cards.
Please make sure the birth certificate you bring is a certified birth certificate that has a raised seal and a filing date.~ The filing date must be within one year of the birth. Passports will not accept a hospital birth certificate or a census birth certificate.~ It must be issued by a City or Town Clerk's office or a Vital Statistic's office. Parents names must also be on the birth certificate.
The form will ask for the applicant's Social Security number.~ We do not need to see the card, but you must fill in the number.
NEW: For children under the age of 16 who are getting a passport; both parents must be with the child at the time the application is being processed.~ If for some reason one of the parents is unable to be here, there is a form (DS-3053) that can be filled out ahead of time,~but it must be~signed in front of a Notary Public and then brought to us by the applying parent.
Renewal by mail for the book is $110.00 and you must qualify to use this form.
EXPEDITED SERVICE FOR ROUTINE PASSPORTS OR RENEWAL PASSPORTS IS $60.00 PER APPLICATION
Expedited fee does not include overnight delivery.
Below is a list of businesses in the area that do passport photos. Please call these businesses for further information and hours:
Rite Aid, 15 Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, 934-1000 ~ Rite Aid, 461 Main Street, Saco, 284-4363
Bruce Haskell Photography, 51 Ocean Park Road, Saco, 282-3903
Walgreens, US 1, Scarborough, 883-2115
Sears Portrait Service, Maine Mall, South Portland, 828-9282
Walmart, 50 Boulder Way, Biddeford, 286-9573