SOURCE: AAA Texas

May 09, 2008 18:08 ET

AAA Texas Offers "Free Passport Photos" to Public

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - May 9, 2008) -


WHAT:      To help travelers get an early start on their summer vacations,
           AAA Texas offices in Austin will offer free passport photos on
           Wednesday, May 14th from 9 AM to 6 PM to the public (members
           and non-members).

           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, May 14, 2008 9 AM - 6 PM

WHERE:     Austin-North   13376 Highway 183 North, Suite 108   512.335.5222
           Austin-South     4970 Highway 290 West, Suite 310   512.444.4757

           BACKGROUND

           Currently, a set of passport photos costs $7 for AAA members and
           $10 for non-members.

           ALL PERSONS traveling by air outside of the United States are
           required to present a passport or other valid travel document to
           enter or re-enter the United States.

           LAND AND SEA TRAVEL
           CURRENTLY:
           U.S. citizens need to present either (a) a passport, passport
           card (available in spring 2008) or (b) a government-issued photo
           ID, such as a driver's license, along with proof of
           citizenship, such as a birth certificate.

           LATER:
           On June 1, 2009, the U.S. government will implement the full
           requirements of the land and sea phase of Western Hemisphere
           Travel Initiative. The proposed rules require most U.S.
           citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of
           entry to have a passport or passport card.

           Each customer is limited to one set of passport photos.

AAA 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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