As residents across the Town of Hempstead continue to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, many are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to safely travel outside the United States to visit family, enjoy vacations and tour exciting global destinations. To help neighbors get back out into the world, Supervisor Don Clavin and Town Clerk Kate Murray are inviting all Town of Hempstead residents to take advantage of “Passport Day in Hempstead Town” on Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, June 6th – two convenient weekend dates on which residents can safely and quickly apply for United States Passports. Hours for both dates are 9 AM to 4:45 PM.
“The COVID-19 pandemic placed enormous stress and hardship upon families across the Town of Hempstead, and spending a week or two away from home to relax and decompress is something that many of us desire,” said Supervisor Clavin. “We encourage all residents to take advantage of ‘Passport Day in Hempstead Town’ on May 15th or June 6th to take their first step back into the larger world.”
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Town Clerk has continued to provide essential programs and services to residents … from virtual marriage ceremonies to outdoor permit applications and even passport applications,” added Town Clerk Murray. “‘Passport Day in Hempstead Town’ is another way that America’s largest township is keeping government running in a safe and efficient manner. We invite all neighbors to join us at one of these convenient weekend events.”
All applications are by appointment only; appointments can be made by calling the Office of the Town Clerk at (516) 812-3100. Prior to coming to Town Hall for your passport appointment, residents should download the appropriate application at travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/forms.html to familiarize themselves with information that will be required at the time of their appointment, such as proof of identity and citizenship. You may fill out the application in advance, but do not sign until instructed by a passport officer at your appointment. Visit hempsteadny.gov/passport-services/passport-fees for passport fees.
Residents seeking to travel out of state or out of country should research potential COVID-19 restrictions, quarantine or testing mandates required by the destination to which they are traveling.
For more information about the town’s passport services, please contact the Office of the Town Clerk at (516) 812-3100.