The Sedalia Post Office will host a “Passport Fair" this month, that will include extended hours and extra staffing, to assist summer travelers.

The Passport Fair will take place August 19, with extended hours from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

“Many families are now making plans for summer trips. If those plans involve travel abroad, this is the perfect opportunity to get that necessary Passport”, said Postmaster Beth Grother.

According to a press release from the Post Office, applicants must provide an Application for Passport” Form DS-11. The form can be downloaded from the USPS website, for completion before you arrive at the post office. The form will also be available at the passport fair.

“Passport applicants must apply in person so many customers, especially families with children, appreciate the convenience of Saturday hours,” said Beth Grother.  “With just one visit to the Post Office, the passport application process can be completed.”

Applicants, including infants, must present a proof of U.S. citizenship: a previous U.S. passport or a certified birth certificate issued by a city, county or state, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a Certification of Birth, a Naturalization Certificate, or a Certificate of Citizenship.  A picture ID is also required. For more information, visit

Grother recommends visiting the Post Office as early as possible to apply for your passport - at least 2 months or earlier before a departure - to avoid any extra costs involved in expediting your application.

Further information can be found, by calling the the National Passport Information Center toll-free, at 1-877-487-2778.

Ryan Skaith