CITY HALL — Planning an international family vacation, studying abroad or going on an exotic honeymoon? Getting your passport for whatever trip you have planned just got a lot easier in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica City Clerk’s Office is now a designated United States Passport Acceptance Facility. Which means you can get your first-time passport or passport card, passport photos, and expedited processing, all at City Hall.

The first day of passport service will be March 10. Passport services will be available Monday — Thursday and alternating Fridays from 9 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. Appointments are required.

When coming to your appointment make sure you bring:

• Original evidence of U.S. citizenship

• Original identification

• Payment for fees

For more information on acceptable forms of identification visit http://travel.state.gov

Appointments should take approximately 30 to 40 minutes and you will receive your passport within four to six weeks. Expedited services are also available for an extra fee.

The City Clerk’s Office is centrally located at City Hall, 1685 Main St., Room 102. Parking is available at the Civic Center structure and lot. For more information and to make an appointment call (310) 458-8211 or visit www.smgov.net/passports.

 

editor@smdp.com

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