A United States passport can take a person all over the world, and Five Towns’ residents won’t even have to leave their community to get one. Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Senior Councilman Anthony Santino, Councilman James Darcy and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad are making it easy for neighbors by bringing the town’s one-stop passport shop to Cedarhurst Village Hall on Sunday, May 4th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“There’s no better way to start planning your trip than by applying for a U.S. passport right in your own backyard,” stated Murray. “We are confident that many hard-working residents in the Five Towns will take advantage of this convenient weekend date for all their passport needs.”
All United States citizens entering and re-entering the U.S. by air, land or sea must have a valid U.S. passport; this includes children and newborn infants. Most foreign nations also require a passport to enter their respective countries. The normal turnaround time for a passport is currently within 4 to 6 weeks from the date of application. The U.S. Department of State also offers Expedited Service, shortening the turnaround time to 2 to 3 weeks (for an additional fee).
The town will supply the applications and take passport photos for a nominal fee of $5.
“We invite all residents who need a passport for their upcoming vacation to meet us at Cedarhurst Village Hall on Sunday, May 4th,’” said Senior Councilman Santino. Added Councilman Darcy, “We look forward to meeting many local neighbors during ‘Passport Day in the Five Towns.’”
“The Town of Hempstead’s top-notch passport service is ready to assist all neighbors in Cedarhurst on May 4th,” said Ahmad.
While convenient for many residents, this special weekend event is not the only time neighbors can apply for a passport. The Town Clerk’s One-Stop Passport Shop, the nation’s largest passport acceptance facility, is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For details on passport requirements, documentation and fees, please call the One-Stop Passport Shop at (516) 812-3100, or visit www.toh.li/passport-services.
Cedarhurst Village Hall is located at 200 Cedarhurst Avenue in Cedarhurst.
“We sincerely thank Mayor Andrew Parise and the Village of Cedarhurst for hosting this special weekend event,” concluded Murray.