Passport Day 2012 – a record breaking success!

On  Saturday, March 10th, the Davidson County Clerk’s fifth annual Passport Day in the USA provided a convenient alternative for Nashville residents to apply for their US passport.  This year a record breaking 219 passport applications were processed.  The Clerk’s office processed more passports than any other application facility in region 17, which includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia. 

“We added passports to our lineup of services in 2007, since then it’s been growing, but this year was incredible,” said Arriola.  “I think people are realizing how we’ve made the process simple and how we have focused on customer service.  And this year’s numbers demonstrate the demand with an increase of 50% over last year.”

Passport services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Davidson County Clerk’s main office.  Visitors may 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. 

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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