Thursday, October 26, 2006
Passport Fair scheduled for Nov. 8By Rebecca Wyatt, OU Web Writer
Traveling to Canada and Mexico will soon require the use of a passport. The Center for Student Activities is helping the OU community get those passports before the regulations change during a Passport Fair on Nov. 8 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Oakland Center Fireside Lounge.
The U.S. Post Office will be on hand to help students apply for their passports and answer any questions related to the application process during a question-and-answer session beginning at noon.
To apply for a passport, applicants must bring two forms of identification, which can include a birth certificate with the official seal, driver’s license, state identification card or a naturalization certificate. Applicants may also bring a 2x2 passport photo or they may have one taken during the Passport Fair.
The cost for the passport is $67 for adults, $52 for children that can be paid in cash or check made payable to the U.S. Department of State. There is also a $30 execution fee per passport that can also be paid in cash or check made payable to the Postmaster.
“We are just trying to make things easier on the students by bringing the post office to campus to offer this service, and also educate them about passports in the process” said Paul Franklin, coordinator of campus programs.
For more information on the Passport Fair, contact the Center for Student Activities at (248) 370-2400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.