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January 29th, 2008
City clerks to open Saturday for passports

From the city of San Marcos

The San Marcos city clerk’s office, 630 E. Hopkins, will open 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, February 2 to process passport applications. Applicants should bring two passport photos for their application.

New fees will be charged beginning Friday, February 1, 2008. The U.S. State Department fees for regular service (six weeks to receive passport) range from $60 to $75 depending on the age of the applicant. The City of San Marcos charges $25 per person to process passport applications.

State Department fees for expedited service (two to three weeks to receive passport) range from $136.25 to $151.25. The City Clerk’s office charges $46.25 per application for expedited service.

In addition to passport books, citizens may also apply for the less expensive passport card which may be used at land and seaport border crossings with Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The passport card may not be used for air travel.

Applicants must pay the U.S. Department of State fee by money order, cashier’s check or personal check since it is sent in with the application. Temporary checks are not accepted. The City of San Marcos fee may be paid by cash, cashier’s check, money order or credit card. For more information, call the City Clerk’s office at 512-393-8090.

The City Clerk’s office processed 4,674 passports in 2007 compared to 2,286 in 2006.

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