BY SARAH GREGORY
The Greeneville Post Office, at 220 W. Summer St., will participate in a national passport outreach event on Saturday, March 9.
"Passport Day in the USA 2013" -- a joint effort by the Post Office and the U.S. Department of State -- will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and accept passport applications.
Those who wish to apply for a passport on this day are asked to make an appointment by calling the Greeneville Post Office at (423) 787-2177.
A state-certified birth certificate with parent information, a driver license, $110 fee, and completed DS-11 form are required.
DS-11 forms are available on the State Department's website at http://travel.state.gov
The DS-11 must be completed in black ink and must not be signed prior to an individual's passport appointment.
Individuals who already possess a passport that has expired may renew by mail if the passport has not been expired longer than five years.
Individuals with passports expired longer than five years must supply a birth certificate or the expired passport in addition to a DS-82 renewal form and $110 fee.
The DS-82 renewal form is also available on the State Department's website at http://travel.state.gov.
Additional information on how to apply for a U.S. passport is also available on the State Department's website.
Alternatively, individuals may call the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778 for more information.
U.S. citizens must present a valid passport when entering or re-entering the United States by air.
Citizens entering the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports must also present a passport or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.