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U.S. Department of State To Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Passport Agency in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 3, 2014


Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, February 5, at 10:00 a.m. to mark the opening of a new U.S. Passport Agency in San Juan, Puerto Rico that serves U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Honorable David E. Bernier Rivera, Secretary of State for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and Carlos Beltrán of the New York Yankees will deliver remarks and participate in the ribbon-cutting.

The agency, located at Centro Gubernamental Minillas, Torre Norte, Piso 9, issues U.S. passport books and passport cards onsite to U.S. citizens who are traveling internationally in less than two weeks or who need to obtain a foreign visa within four weeks.

Travelers with urgent travel requirements may schedule an appointment at the San Juan Passport Agency by calling the National Passport Information Center toll free, at 1-877-487-2778 (Se Habla Español).

Additional information about applying for a U.S. passport, including required documents and fees, is available at

Media will have the opportunity to tour the facility and interview Under Secretary Kennedy along with additional U.S. Department of State officials.

For press inquiries, contact Ivette Rodriguez, Customer Service Manager, San Juan Passport Agency, (305) 798-7688.


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