San Antonio – Residents with plans to travel abroad this summer will likely need a passport and the City of San Antonio’s office of the city clerk is available to help.

The office is hosting a Passport & Vital Records Day on Saturday, Mar. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When preparing for international travel, many people forget to apply early enough to get a passport. Fortunately, the city clerk's office can help residents get their passport, take passport photos and access long form birth certificate, if born in the City of San Antonio.

The U.S. Government expects to issue 20 million passports in 2017. The average time to obtain a passport is approximately six weeks for routine service processing, while expedited services cost an additional $60 fee and will process in two to three weeks. Residents can save the $60 “expedite” fee by planning ahead.

Walk-ins and appointments can be made by calling (210) 207-4214.

The office also provides passport photos services for an additional fee of $16.24. The city clerk office passport staff follows the U.S. Department of State's guidelines to ensure that photos are passport-ready.