September is National Passport Month

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Delco’s Passport Office extends its hours on Sept. 21

September is National Passport Month, created by the State Department to educate and inform travelers. Residents planning to travel in 2020 are urged to learn more about the passport process in order to save time and money and avoid unnecessary stress.

In recognition of Passport Month, many Passport Offices which are not normally open on Saturdays will open on Sept. 21 to make the process of applying for a passport easier and more convenient. Delaware County’s Passport Division, which has normal Saturday hours from 9:00 a.m. to noon will have extended hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 21.

The extended hours on Sept. 21 offer some residents a more convenient time to apply for a passport. It also allows parents to more easily bring their school-age children since both parents must be present when applying for a passport for a child.

National Passport Month is also a reminder for residents to not wait until the last minute to apply for a passport. Some people wait until the last minute to apply, which can cause stress and unnecessary fees to expedite the paperwork. Additionally, many countries require your passport to be valid for at least six months before a trip.

Information including applying for a passport, fees and office hours can be found here:

Delaware County’s Passport Division is located in the Office of Judicial Support, Room 126 of the Government Center, 201 West Front Street, Media, PA 19063. Normal hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon with the exceptions of holiday weekends. Appointments are not needed.

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