If one of your "New Years Resolutions" is to travel the world this year, you definitely will need to get a passport and the U.S. Postal Service is ready to help!

The U.S. Postal Service announced via its website that they will be hosting a passport fair at the Killeen Main Post Office located at 300 N. 10th Street on January 11, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You don't need an appointment but you need to get there early as applicants will be served on a first-come, first-served basis until the applicant maximum capacity has been reached.

In order to obtain a passport you will need the following:

  • Bring proper proof of American citizenship. This must be either a certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state, naturalization certificate (a hospital-issued birth certificate alone is not acceptable), consular report of birth abroad, certificate of citizenship or a previous U.S. passport.
  • Each applicant must bring a clear photocopy of their proof of American citizenship that will be presented at the time of passport acceptance. If the document is two sided, then a photocopy of the front and back of the document must be provided.
  • Bring proof of identity. This must be either a previous U.S. passport or passport card, certificate of naturalization with identifiable photo attached, certificate of citizenship with identifiable photo attached, valid driver’s license (not temporary or learner’s permit), official U.S. military or military dependent identification card, government employee identification card (federal, state, municipal, county) or current valid foreign passport.
  • Each applicant must bring a clear photocopy of their proof of identity that will be presented at the time of passport acceptance. If the document is two sided, then a photocopy of the front and back of the document must be provided.
  • The passport application requires recent color passport photograph of you (2” x 2” in size), which the Post Office Passport Office can provide for $15.
  • To save time, customers may download a passport application at www.usps.com/passport to complete beforehand.
  • All applicants must appear in person (including minors).
  • Minors under the age of 16 must appear with both parents. If one parent is not available, a notarized authorization from the absent parent is required.

And of course you will need to bring MONEY because each passport for an adult must be accompanied by a check or money order for $110 made payable to the U.S. State Department and a $35 execution fee made payable to Postmaster. Fees for children under 16 are $80 and $35.

For more details on what you will need to bring and other costs and fees visit The U.S. Postal Service website at the button below and safe travels this year!