BERLIN — Close to 500 million foreign travelers visited European destinations in 2016 according to the World Tourism Organization, that’s 4 percent more than the prior year — and the U.S. Postal Service is ready to prepare travelers for such future excursions.
To make it easier to apply for a U.S. Passport, the Berlin Post Office will offer extended hours for passport processing on Saturday, June 17. A postal clerk can even take your picture if you don’t have one and no appointment is necessary. Just come to the Berlin Post Office at 15 Mount Forest St. on Saturday, June 17, between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
With routine passport processing times of six weeks, it’s never too early to start planning for that next vacation. And they're here to help. According to a release submitted by the postal service, USPS.com is an excellent resource for getting passport paperwork and locating other acceptance facilities across the nation.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
The Berlin Post Office is located at 15 Mt. Forist St., in Berlin. For more information call (603) 752-1700.