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City of Albany Announces New Passport Acceptance Site in City Clerk’s Office

May 28, 2019

Date: May 28, 2019
Contact: Brian Shea
(518) 434-5100

ALBANY, NY – Today, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, City Clerk Danielle Gillespie, Common Council President Corey Ellis, President Pro Tempore Richard Conti, and Majority Leader Kelly Kimbrough announced that the City Clerk’s Office is now accepting and processing passport applications.
 
“One of the goals of my administration has been to make services more accessible to residents and offering another location to submit and process a passport application is a great example of that,” said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “The 2020 air travel restrictions impacting domestic and international flights are quickly approaching and anyone traveling by air will have to present a real ID, enhanced license, or passport.”   
 
Anticipated processing time averages 10 to 20 minutes.  Constituents are welcome to come to City Hall with the required documentation and application, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (appointments preferred and can be reserved by calling (518) 434-5090.   
 
By becoming a passport acceptance site, the City Clerk’s Office is now a one-stop shop for several important documents that you may need to apply for your passport: 
  • The City Clerk’s office can take your passport photo and process the application.
  • If you were born in the City of Albany and need your birth certificate to complete your application, you can visit the Vital Statistics Office while in City Hall to get your birth certificate.
  • If you need a copy of your marriage license to document your name change, your application for a license is on file in the City Clerk’s Office. 
For more information on the requirements to apply for a passport, please visit the US Department of State website at:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/how-to-apply.html 
 
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