ADRIAN, Mich – The Adrian College Institute of Study Abroad is hosting “Passport Day” on Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. A Passport Acceptance Agent from the county clerk’s office will be on hand to process completed applications from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. The event is open to the area community, and personnel will be available to answer any questions.
It is important to have all proper travel documents completed to travel out of the country including to Canada and Mexico, where passports are now required. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), the Federal legislation requiring a passport to travel to or from the United States is currently only in effect for air travel. For travel by sea and land (by car), travelers must present a valid passport or passport card.
Applicants should bring the following items:
(1) A government issued photo ID (i.e. a driver’s license)
(2) A photocopy of the ID, with both sides of the ID copied onto the same sheet of paper
(3) Proof of U.S. citizenship (i.e. a certified birth certificate)
(4) 1 recent passport photos (these will be taken for $5 at the event)
(5) Passport fees in 2 separate checks of $110 payable to the U.S. Department of State and $25 payable to the Lenawee County Clerk’s Office
For those with passports who wish to renew, the cost is $110. There is no fee for execution of the application. Passports are valid for 10 years and also serve as a proper form of identification.
Applicants not wishing to process their applications on November 15, may take their unsigned application (applicants can only sign the application in the presence of the Passport Acceptance Clerk) along with necessary documents and fees to the Lenawee County Clerk’s office, located on the third floor of the Judicial Building at 425 N. Main Street in downtown Adrian. Passport applications may also be presented at the Adrian Post Office on Maumee Street.
The Institute of Study Abroad is located in 131 Valade Hall off of Williams St. on the Adrian College campus. For more information about passports, prospective applicants should visit the U.S. Department of State’s web site at www.state.gov. Additional information regarding the WHTI can be found at www.getyouhome.gov. Light refreshments will also be served.
More information about Passport Day may be obtained by contacting Dr. Robin Bott, director of the Institute for Study Abroad, at 517- 265-5161, ext. 4080 or via e-mail at email@example.com.