The Blue Springs Office Passport Fair is making it extra convenient to submit a passport application. They will accept walk-in passport applications from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25, at 500 S. W. South Ave.

Postal customers are urged to make a passport application appointment online by visiting and clicking the “Schedule an appointment” link. Walk-in customers are also welcome, but are only assisted on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to those with appointments.

The cost for a passport book is currently $145 for ages 16 and older, and the cost of passport cards for ages 16 and older is currently $65. The current passport card cost for those under 16 is $50. Children under 16 must be accompanied by both parents when applying for a passport or passport card.

Identification (original and a copy), is required to prove U.S. citizenship, such as:

• Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport

• Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state (hospital-issued birth certificates are acceptable)

• Consular report of birth abroad or birth certificate

• Naturalization certificate

• Certificate of citizenship

In addition, one current ID is required, such as:

• Naturalization certificate.

• Valid driver's license

• Current government ID (city, state or federal)

• Current military ID (military and dependents)

The passport application also requires a recent passport photograph (2” X 2”). Postal clerks at the Passport Center also offer passport photo services for $15 per photo.

To speed up the process, applicants are encouraged to print and complete their applications ahead of time by going online at Do not sign the application form, as it must be witnessed by the passport acceptance clerk.