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Downtown Miami office will process passports on Saturday, May 18, no appointments needed

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If you’ve been putting off getting a new passport, or are a first time international traveler, you may want to take advantage of the U.S. Department of State’s “Passport Day” happening Saturday, May 18, in downtown Miami.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Miami Passport Agency will process passports with no appointments required. Travelers can opt for routine passport service, which takes four to six weeks, or expedited service of half the wait for a $60 extra fee.

The address is at 1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 210.

Check with the U.S. Department of State’s travel.state.gov website or call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 for information about required forms, documents and fees. Information is available in Spanish and English.

Parking is available for a fee in The Omni Center building.

On Friday, MIA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials unveiled a new biometric boarding process for a Lufthansa flight heading to Munich, Germany.

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Taylor Dolven covers the tourism industry at the Miami Herald, where she aims to tell stories about the people who work in tourism and the people who enjoy it. Previously, she worked at Vice News in Brooklyn, NY, where she won a Front Page Award from the Newswomen’s Club of NY for a national investigation of police shootings.


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