/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Passport Canada Mobile Passport Unit in Smithers and Houston/



    GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Officials from the Passport Canada
Mobile Passport Unit will be in Smithers on August 26 and in Houston on August
27 to review and accept completed passport applications.

    
              Date:     August 26, 2009
              Location: Hudson Bay Lodge
                        3251 East Highway 16
                        Smithers, BC
              Time:     Noon to 8 p.m.

              Date:     August 27, 2009
              Location: Community Centre
                        2302 Butler Avenue
                        Houston, BC
              Time:     Noon to 8 p.m.
    

    The only acceptable methods of fee payment at these clinics will be:
certified cheque, money order (postal or bank) made payable to the "Receiver
General for Canada", VISA, MasterCard and American Express. Payment by cash or
debit will NOT be accepted.
    Passport application forms can be downloaded from the Passport Canada
website, completed electronically, printed and signed. The form can also be
obtained at any Passport Canada office, Service Canada Centre or Canada Post
office.
    For more information, please visit the Passport Canada website at
www.passportcanada.gc.ca or call 1-800-567-6868.
    Passport Canada reminds Canadian citizens to prepare for any travel to
the United States by applying for a passport to enter the United States under
the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).
    The WHTI is a US law that requires all travellers, including Canadian and
American citizens, to present a valid passport when entering the United States
from within the western hemisphere.





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