Newark Post Office, 300 S. Main St., will host a passport event from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 20.

Customers have the option of applying for a passport book good for all international travel or the passport card, which is less expensive but good only for land and sea travel between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean region and Bermuda.

An adult passport book costs $110 plus a $25 processing and acceptance fee, and the adult passport card is $30 plus a $25 processing fee. Both are good for 10 years. For children ages 16 and younger, both parents need to be present. A minor’s passport book costs $80 plus a $25 processing/acceptance fee, and the minor passport card is $15 plus a $25 processing fee. Both are good for seven years.

Customers wanting both the passport book and card are charged only one processing fee. Payments are accepted via cash and check. Credit cards are acceptable for processing and photo fees only.

Travelers are encouraged to apply for a passport several months before they are scheduled to travel overseas. A passport application is normally processed by the State Department within five to six weeks. For an additional fee, the State Department will expedite the application and process it within three business days, and for those who need speedy delivery, the U. S. Postal Service offers express mail next day delivery both to and from the State Department.

To apply for a passport, travelers need to complete Passport Application Form DS-11 unsigned, provide proof of U. S. citizenship and identity, submit two identical passport photos and pay the appropriate passport fees. Passport photo services are available for $15.

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