Saturday March 10, 2012 is Passport Day in USA! Persons who want to apply for a U.S. passport may do so at a Regional Passport Agency without an appointment on March 10, 2012 only.
A person applying for a U.S. passport on Passport Day in the USA can opt for standard processing or for expedited processing (by paying $60.00). Standard processing takes 4-6 weeks whereas expedited processing is completed in 2-3 weeks.
Events to mark Passport Day in the USA will be conducted at Regional Passport Agencies and several Passport Acceptance Facilities all over the country. Persons who have been waiting to apply for a passport may find that this is the right time to do so. The travel.state.gov website gives information of the states that are participating in this program.