On several Saturdays in December, the South Bend Post Office will offer extended passport hours to help travelers prepare for international trips.
On December 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, the main post office on 424 S Michigan St in South Bend will have their passport office open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
South Bend Postmaster Larry Dauby recommends customers come in as early as possible to apply for passports. In order to avoid any extra costs, it is suggested to apply at least two months before traveling.
Normally it costs $97 total for adults (16 years and older) with separate payments of $30 to the U.S. Postal Service for its processing fee and $67 to the State Department for the passport application fee.
For persons under 16, the total cost is $82 with the $30 payment to the U.S. Postal Service and a $52 fee to the State Department.
For expedited service, add $60 for each application plus an extra $16.25 for the Express Mail passport return service, payable to the U.S. State Department.
Passport photos are also available at the South Bend Post Office for $15.
To help the passport application process go smoothly and efficiently, the Postal Service recommends: