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U.S. Sen. Blumenthal to Host ‘Passport Day’

U.S. passport. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

Residents who would like to apply for a new passport, or renew their existing passport, can do so at State House Square in Hartford on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) will hold a Passport Day with the Connecticut Passport Agency to assist individuals with passport renewals and first-time applications. The event is open to the public and will take place at 90 State House Square in Hartford on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

First time applicants will be required to complete a Passport Application Form and present a valid photo identification and an original birth certificate or naturalization certificate. Participants will have the opportunity to have their passport photo taken on-site. 

For passport renewals, a completed Passport Application Form, an old passport, and a recent passport photo will be required, along with the passport renewal fee. The validity and fees for first time applicants and passport renewals are as follows: 

U.S. Passport Book: Valid for international travel by air, sea, and land.

  •  Validity: 10 years for adults (age 16 and older); 5 years for minors (under age 16)
  • Cost for First Time Applicants: $165 for adults (age 16 and older); $135 for minors (under age 16)
  • Cost for Renewal Applicants: $130 for adults (age 16 and older)

U.S. Passport Card: Valid when entering the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land or seaports-of-entry. Not valid for international travel by air.

  • Validity: 10 years for adults (age 16 and older); 5 years for minors (under age 16)
  • Cost for First Time Applicants: $65 for adults (age 16 and older); $50 for minors (under age 16)

To register for an appointment in advance, contact [email protected]. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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