To assist vacationers and those traveling out of the country for business, the East Helena Post Office will host a Passport Fair Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The fee to obtain a passport will increase by $10 April 1.

The post office is located at 607 E Porter St. in East Helena. To schedule an appointment by phone, call 406-227-5325.

Applications will be processed by appointment first. Walk-ins are welcome until 1:30 p.m., but applicants with appointments will take precedence.

The following items are required in order to process the application:

• DS-11 (Passport Application) filled out entirely in black ink

• Certified birth certificate

• Driver’s License (if applicable)

• Check or cash for payment

Children under the age of 16 must have both parents present. Children 16 and 17 must have one parent present.

U.S Citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.

Information, a list of fees and instructions how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.