DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS – (032518) – ECTOR COUNTY PASSPORT FAIR (SATURDAY)

ECTOR COUNTY/ODESSA, TEXAS/MARCH 24, 2018 – ECTOR COUNTY HELD IT’S FIRST SATURDAY PASSPORT FAIR AT THE ECTOR COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ON SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH FOR THOSE RESIDENT THAT WERE NOT ABLE TO TAKE OFF FROM WORK DURING THE WORK WEEK OR TAKE THEIR CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL.

(CLARISSA WEBSTER, DISTRICT CLERK FOR ECTOR COUNTY)

“THIS IS THE ONLY ONE WE HAVE SCHEDULED THIS SPRING. AND, WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE RESULTS AT THE END TO SEE IT’S PROFITABLE, IF IT WORKS OUT, IF WE’RE ABLE TO KEEP COSTS DOWN AND IF IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS SUCCESSFUL, AND IF PEOPLE REALLY ENJOYED, WE’LL LOOK AT OFFERING IT NEXT SPRING OR MAYBE SOMETIME IN THE FALL.

HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS CAME TO THE PASSPORT FAIR WITH THEIR CHILDREN. RESIDENTS THAT WERE NOT ABLE TO ATTENED THE PASSPORT FAIR CAN STILL APPLY FOR A PASSPORT, MONDAY THRU FRIDAY FROM 8:30AM TO 4:15PM AT THE ECTOR COUNTY COURTHOUSE WITH OR WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT.

(CLARISSA WEBSTER, DISTRICT CLERK FOR ECTOR COUNTY)

“APPOINTMENTS ARE GIVEN PRIORITY, AND THEN, WALK-INS ARE TAKEN AS AVAILABLE. IT’S BEST THAT THEY SHOW UP WITH ALL OF THEIR DOCUMENTATION IN WITH THEM OR OTHERWISE THEY WILL HAVE TO LEAVE AND HAVE TO GET THE REST OF IT. SO, THEY NEED THEIR APPLICATION COMPLETELY FILLED OUT; THEY NEED THEIR PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP; THEIR PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION. AND THEN, THEY CAN BRING A PASSPORT PHOTO WITH THEM OR WE CAN MAKE THOSE HERE ON SITE; AND THEN THEY NEED TWO FORMS OF PAYMENT: ONE TO THIS OFFICE AND ONE TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. THE PAYMENT TO THIS OFFICE HAS TO BE A MONEY ORDER OR CREDIT CARD, AND THEN TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE IT MUST BE A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER.”

THE FEES FOR A PASSPORT VARIES.

(CLARISSA WEBSTER, DISTRICT CLERK FOR ECTOR COUNTY)

“IF THEY DO NOT NEED EXEDITED, IT’S JUST REGULAR PROCESSING, THEN THE ADULT FEES FOR A BOOK IT’S $110, FOR MINORS IT’S $80. FOR THE CARD FOR ADULT IS $30, AND FOR CHILDREN THAT AREUNDER THE AGE OF FIFTEEN IS $15 DOLLARS. AND THEN, THAT’S TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. AND THE FEES TO OUR OFFICE IT’S $25 DOLLARS PER APPLICATION. IF THEY GET THEIR PHOTO MADE HERE WE CHARGE $10 DOLLARS PER PHOTO.”

IF YOU CHOOSE TO HAVE YOUR PASSPORT PHOTO TAKEN AT ANOTHER LOCATION, LOOK FOR THOSE BUSINESSES THAT ADVERTISE PASSPORT PHOTO.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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Author: Danny Barrera