New Deadline for New Passport Rule
WHY: Beginning January 23, 2007, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport. WHAT: To help make it easier for travelers, AAA Texas will offer free passport photos in all of its statewide district offices on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 from 9 AM to 6 PM. Passport applications are also available in the district offices. (Please note - New passports must still be processed at an authorized passport center such as a U.S. Post Office.) WHEN: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 9 AM - 6 PM WHERE: AAA Texas District Offices (see list of locations) BACKGROUND Currently, a set of passport photos costs $7 for AAA members and $10 for non-members. "The deadline extension is a great opportunity for all travelers who did not get passports in 2006 to make sure they have one when they are ready to travel," said Mark Bell, general manager of AAA Texas. "We encourage them to take advantage of this occasion to save money if applying for a passport." Under the new requirements, airline passengers from the U.S. and Canada traveling to countries in the Western Hemisphere will be required to present a valid passport for entry and re-entry in the U.S. According to the U.S. State Department, less than 27 percent of Americans have a valid passport. This could mean real delays if travelers wait until the last minute to get a passport for their future travels. Note: Each customer is limited to one set of passport photos.Find the AAA Texas office nearest you:
Office Name Address Phone Amarillo 2607 Wolflin Village 806.354.8288 Arlington 4634 S Cooper, Suite 176 817.417.5636 Austin-North 13376 Highway 183 North, Suite 108 512.335.5222 Austin-South 4970 Highway 290 West, Suite 310 512.444.4757 Dallas-Central 3001 Knox Street, Suite 102 214.526.7911 Dallas-North 5445 Beltline Road 214.526.7911 El Paso 655 Sunland Park Drive 915.778.9521 Fort Worth 5431 S. Hulen Street 817.370.3000 Garland 1237 Northwest Highway 972.926.1535 Houston-Champions 13845 Breck Street 713.284.6450 Houston-Clear Lake 16921 El Camino Real 713.284.6670 Houston-Copperfield 8508 Highway 6 North 713.284.6630 Houston-Fort Bend 4729 Highway 6 713.284.6494 Houston-Galleria Area 3307 Sage Road 713.284.6335 Houston-Memorial 9311 Katy Freeway #E 713.834.6489 Houston-Woodlands 27726 I-45 North 713.834.3200 Katy 19604 Katy Freeway 713.284.6300 Lewisville 713 Hebron Parkway, Suite 270 972.316.5660 North Tarrant County 3001 Highway 121, Suite 250 817.858.9383 Plano 7200 Independence Pkwy, Suite 224 214.526.7911 San Antonio-North 13415 San Pedro Ave. 210.499.0222 San Antonio-West 11075 I-10 West, Suite 309 210.877.2222AAA Texas, a member of the American Automobile Association federation of motor clubs, has been serving Texans since 1902. Today, more than a million AAA Texas members benefit by the organization's roadside assistance service, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing, buying and financing, trip planning services, and traffic safety programs. Information about these products and services is available on AAA Texas' web site at www.aaa.com.
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