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Erie County Clerk’s Office and the AAA of WNY offer “Passports on the Move”

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is going that extra mile and teaming up with the AAA of Western and Central New York to offer a “Passports on the Move” outreach event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31st at the AAA Travel & Insurance Center located at 3475 Amelia Drive in Orchard Park.

“I encourage anyone planning their upcoming vacation or a college student planning a semester abroad to come to our outreach and apply for their passport,” said County Clerk Jacobs. “My office is pleased to host this outreach event with the AAA in order to make obtaining a passport more convenient for all our customers.”

Those who attend the outreach will be able to apply for a passport card and/or passport book can expect to receive their passport in approximately four to six weeks for routine service. If necessary, the County Clerk’s Office offers an expedited service which reduces the processing time down to 3 days.

"AAA is pleased to continue our partnership with the Erie County Clerk's office to bring this convenient, one-stop passport processing service to our members and travelers," said Brian Murray, Western Region Director of Travel for AAA Western and Central New York.

Applicants will need to bring with them proof of citizenship such as an original or certified copy of their birth certificate, a previously issued passport or original naturalization certificate, as well as proof of identity such as a current New York State driver’s license or non-driver I.D. Passport photos can be obtained on site for AAA Members for a $10 fee.

Passport applications, a list of all required documents and a schedule of fees is available by visiting www.erie.gov/passports, or by contacting the Erie County Clerk’s Office at (716) 858-8866. Payment can be made by check or money order only, credit cards cannot be accepted. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by contacting the AAA Orchard Park Travel & Insurance Center at (716) 362-7746.