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  • Town of Penfield to hold passport night on Thursday, March 29

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  • Penfield residents in need of a new or updated passport are invited to attend “Passport Night in Penfield” on Thursday, March 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 3100 Atlantic Ave.
    This event comes through a partnership between Monroe County Clerk, Cheryl Dinolfo, county Legislators, Debbie Drawe and Dan Quatro, and Penfield Town Clerk, Amy Steklof.
    Passport applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship in one of three forms: a certified copy of a birth certificate with a raised seal; original naturalization papers, or an old U.S. passport issued in the person’s name.
    Registration is not required, but applicants are asked to call 340-8627 to sign up in advance.
    What to bring: Children under 16 will still need to bring their raised seal birth certificate even if they have an old passport. Proof of identity is also required in the form of a valid NYS Driver License or non-Driver ID, a valid military ID, naturalization papers issued to the applicant as an adult, or an INS Alien Registration Card.
    People born in Monroe County may obtain a copy of their birth certificate by contacting the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Click here to visit the department’s website for details.
    Cost: The fee for a new U.S. passport for an applicant 16 and older is $135 ($110 plus a $25 application fee). For an applicant under 16 the fee is $105 ($80 plus a $25 application fee). Renewals by mail are $110. Passport cards - which may be used only for travel by land or sea between the US, Canada, and Mexico - are $55 ($30 plus a $25 application fee) for age 16 and older and $40 ($15 plus a $25 application fee) for applicants under 16. Passport card renewals are $30.00. Passport photos are $7 for a set of two.
    For application requirements, residents can visit the County Clerk’s website by clicking here. Residents may download a passport application to complete in advance. Forms are available on the Department of State’s Travel Web site by clicking here.
    Passport processing time typically takes 4-6 weeks. Please call the Monroe County Clerk’s Office at 585-753-1600 with specific questions regarding the passport application process.
    Please Note: Applicants between the ages of 16 to 18 must appear with a parent or legal guardian. Children under 16 must appear with both parents or legal guardians or one parent or guardian may appear, if and only if, the parent or guardian that is not present completes and has notarized a DS-3053 Form, Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16.

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