National Passport Day – Saturday, March 10, 2012

John Arriola, Davidson County Clerk, announces plans to celebrate National Passport Day on Saturday, March 10, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the main office, located at the Howard Office Building at Fulton Complex, 700 2nd Avenue South.

This fifth annual event allows citizens the opportunity to apply for, change or renew a U.S. Passport conveniently, and as always No appointment is needed.  The Davidson County Clerk’s office is one of the few area locations that offer full passport services, including photos.  In addition, the main office will offer motor vehicle registration renewals, and driver license renewals that day.

“We’ve seen great response from the public,” said Arriola.  “TheDavidson County Clerk’s office began passport services in September 2008, and our participation in the national event has been very successful.  We handled over 100 of the 800 passports processed in the entire Southeast during the inaugural National Passport Day, and expect a much larger turnout this year as well.”

As of June 1, 2009, U.S. citizens must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government to leave or enter the United States, including Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

Passport cards range in price from $40 to $141.28 and passport books from $105 to $234.00, depending upon age and turnaround time.

The Davidson County Clerk’s office offers a variety of services, including motor vehicles, business licenses, marriage licenses, hotel tax collection, notary registration, driver’s license renewals, and passports.  The main office is located at the Howard Office Building at Fulton Complex, 700 2nd Avenue South, open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  There are five satellite offices for motor vehicle services in addition to the main office.

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