Passport fair held at Holyoke Medical Center

Hampden County

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Holyoke Medical Center hosted a Passport Day Event Thursday presented by the Holyoke Post Office.

Post office employees issued passports in the medical center lobby from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 22News was told that across the country post offices everywhere have been hosting these passport day events at unaccustomed locations.

“It’s more like a customer service. It’s what the people needed. We went outside the post office, some of the people they work in here,at holyoke hospital. so basically it’s convenient for them.”

-Edwin Colon, Holyoke Post Office Chief Clerk

Special passport fairs are being offered across the United States to help individuals and families apply for a passport. 

The Holyoke Post Office approached us for support by offering a Passport Day Event here at Holyoke Medical Center. We are happy to collaborate with them and help provide a needed service to our community.

Carl Cameron, Chief Operating Officer of Holyoke Medical Center

Employees such as Public Relations Director Rebecca McGregor kept the line moving and helped the crowd secure their new passports as quickly as possible.

Dozens of Holyoke residents received new passports during this event.

Applicants will need to bring the following documents to apply for a U.S. Passport Book and/or Card:

  • Application – Complete the DS-11 (U.S. Passport Application) form if you are a 1st time applicant, have lost your valid passport, were under the age of 16 when your previous passport was issued, or your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago
  • Citizenship Evidence – Certified Birth Certificate (raised seal– long form), Naturalization Certificate or Previous Passport
  • Photocopy of Citizenship Evidence
  • Identification – Driver’s License or State ID (if your ID is from out of state, please bring a second form of ID-Work ID, Student ID, Insurance Card)
  • Photocopy of Identification – Front and back of IDs
  • Passport Photo – Photo services available at the event ($15.00 payable to USPS) or bring one – photos must be 2×2, in color, white background, no glasses worn
  • Payment – Checks or Money Orders: One Check/Money order made payable to U.S. Department of State. The Second Check/Money order made payable to the United States Postal Service

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