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Redmond Post Office to host Passport Fair March 10

The Redmond Post Office at 16135 N.E. 85th St. is hosting a Passport Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 10 to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.

The U.S. Postal Service is joining the U.S. Department of State in celebrating "Passport Day in the U.S.A.," a national passport acceptance and outreach event.

"We are happy to leverage the convenience of the Postal Service and partner with the Department of State to help our customers apply for passports," said Acting Redmond Postmaster Dung Nguyen.

Application forms, information on the costs and how to apply for a passport book or passport card can be found at usps.com/passport or travel.state.gov/passport. U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English or Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778.

In 2011, the Postal Service accepted more than 5.7 million passport applications at more than 6,000 retail locations across the country. Most of the locations also offer passport photo services at a price of $15.

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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