NEW ORLEANS In an effort to aid travelers in need of passports for the busy travel season, the New Orleans Passport Agency along with two local post offices will offer special Saturday hours on Saturday, April 5 from 8 am until noon.

Citizens can get information on passports and submit applications. In addition, the two post offices can take pictures for passports. The Passport Agency will not be able to offer that service.

The locations for the special Saturday service are:

1- New Orleans Passport Agency, One Canal Place, 365 Canal St., Suite 1300
For this special event, appointments are not required.
Parking in the Canal Place lot or nearby is available for a fee.

2- Carrollton Station Post Office, 3400 South Carrollton Avenue
Free parking available

3- Main Post Office, New Orleans, 701 Loyola Avenue
Free parking available

Information on how to apply for a U.S. passport is also available at U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778. Current application processing times are approximately four-six weeks for routine requests, and three weeks for expedited requests (additional fee required).

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