King County offers extra passport services Saturday

April 4, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 8 a.m. April 4, 2011

Travelers embarking for international destinations near and far need a passport — and King County is offering additional hours Saturday for people in need of passports.

Passport Day in the USA is Saturday, and the county is opening some community service centers for additional hours to accommodate people unable to apply for a passport in person during a typical workweek.

In 2010, a change in law took effect requires all U.S. citizens to present a valid passport book if entering or re-entering the United States by air.

People entering from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean at land borders and sea ports-of-entry must present a passport book, passport card or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.

King County is joining the U.S. Department of State for Passport Day in the USA. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following centers:

  • Cottage Lake Community Service Center, 19145 N.E. Woodinville-Duvall Road, Woodinville. Call 206-296-2733.
  • Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center Licensing Office, 401 Fourth Ave. N., Room 1A, Kent. Call 206-205-7330.

No appointment is necessary for Passport Day in the USA. Service at both sites on Saturday is limited to passports only. Expedited processing is available for a fee.

Issaquah City Hall also offers passport services on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during regular business hours.

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