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Pack your bags! Austin Public Library's Passport Fair is Monday.

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Gabriel C. Pérez
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Looking to escape the brutal Texas heat dome for a more temperate destination abroad?

Austin Public Library is hosting a Passport Fair at the Central Library location Monday. The event offers full U.S. passport-processing services on a walk-in basis from noon to 6 p.m.

The Passport Fair is open to people applying for the first time, applying for a child under the age of 16, applying if their passport is more than 15 years old or if it's been lost, damaged or stolen. Essentially, if you qualify for a DS-11 form, you're eligible. The fair is not open for renewals.

According to the library website, applicants must bring the following:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate, passport, U.S. record of consular birth abroad)
  • Texas driver’s license or other state-issued identification with supplemental identification
  • Form DS-11 printed single-sided (no DS-82 forms)
  • Check, money order or credit/debit card for the Austin Public Library Passport Acceptance Facility fee of $35 per application, payable to Austin Public Library
  • A check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State — fees vary
  • A color 2"x2" passport photo or $12 to take a photo at the library

If you can't make the fair Monday, there are other options.

  • The Central Library offers passport services by appointment throughout the year.
  • Travis County offers appointment-only passport services at two Central Austin offices.
  • UT offers appointment-only passport servicesto the general public on the ground floor of the UT Tower.

If you plan to attend the Passport Fair, Austin Public Library encourages people to arrive early — as the event will stop taking applicants once capacity is reached.

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