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Applying for a Passport is Now Just a Few Clicks Away

Postal Service makes it easier than ever to apply for a passport

/EIN News/ -- Washington, DC, Jan. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Are you planning international travel this year? Are you applying for a passport for the first time? If so, the U.S. Postal Service has made applying for your passport easier with the launch of the USPS Retail Customer Appointment Scheduler™ tool (RCAS) today on


There are a total of 4,800 Post Offices around the country that offer passport acceptance service. Of these, more than 3,100 offer appointments via telephone, and these select offices will also now offer the ability to schedule appointments through the online RCAS™ tool.

“The Postal Service accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State,” said Kelly Sigmon, vice president of Retail Operations. “The RCAS™ tool provides customers with an easy, convenient way to schedule appointments to apply for their passport at one of the 4,800 Post Offices which offer passport services, and some offices offer photo services as well.”

For the appointment, travelers need to bring with them the following items: 

Passport applications for children under 16 have special requirements. Visit for more information.

After scheduling a passport appointment, make sure to click the Informed Delivery button. This new feature allows you to preview your mail and manage packages when you’re not home.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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Kim Frum
                    US Postal Service
                    (202) 268-6739

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