The fairs will allow people to apply for a passport and will take place at the following times at the Northwest Plano post office, located at 3905 Hedgcoxe Road, Plano:
- 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 6
- 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20
No appointments are needed for the fairs.
The Collin County passport offices closed in March following a federal passport fraud investigation. Since then, some passport offices, such as the Frisco Public Library passport center, have reported being inundated with applications.
U.S. Rep. Van Taylor, R-Plano, helped to organize the passport fairs while his office works with the state department to find a long-term solution, according to a news release.
"Many constituents have reached out to me regarding access to the passport services," Taylor said in a statement. "Advocating on their behalf, I'm pleased the state department as well as the U.S. Postal Service are working with me on these short-term fixes to help alleviate any backlog while we work toward a permanent solution."