From the U.S. Postal Service:

As world-travelers prepare their itineraries, the first stop is usually the Post Office. To help global trekkers prepare for their travel plans

  • The Fortuna Post Office at 699 13th St. Fortuna, CA 95540 is holding a passport fair on Thursday, September 15, 2016, from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • The Arcata Post Office at 799 H St., Arcata, CA 95521 is holding a passport fair on Thursday, September 15, 2016, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Postal clerks will be on hand to provide passport information and to accept passport applications, with no appointments necessary.

To help speed up the process, customers should fill out forms ahead of time. Application forms and information on the costs and how to apply for a passport book and/or passport card can be found at or Customers can also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at (877) 487-2778.

To apply for a passport, applicants need a valid form of photo identification, such as a current valid driver’s license, government ID or military photo ID. If you are renewing, simply bring in your old passport.

Once customers have a passport, they’ll need a safe way to carry it. Fashionable USPS Passport Wallets, available in black or brown leather, are perfect for carrying important items, like a passport, cash, an ID, and up to seven credit cards. The wallets are available at passport acceptance offices and at