Ala Moana Satellite City Hall will begin accepting US passport applications today

Starting today, the Ala Moana Satellite Town Hall will begin accepting U.S. Passport applications by appointment only.

U.S. passport service will be offered for the first time at a satellite city hotel on Oahu, the city and county of Honolulu said in a news release. Designation as a Passport Accepting Institution will be evaluated as a pilot program.

Wait times for passport application appointments on the island have ranged from a week to several months at government-run sites under the US State Department‘s Passport Acceptance Program . The new service is intended to eliminate the blockage of people waiting for an appointment for their passport application.

“If you would like to apply for a passport in the City and County of Honolulu, Ala Moana Satellite City Hall will be accepting applications as part of a larger effort to reduce processing delays and respond to residents’ international travel needs,” Kim said. Hashiro, director of the city’s Customer Services Department, in a statement.

The Ala Moana Center Satellite Town Hall will accept up to 32 appointments per day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications will not be accepted without all required documentation, including proof of citizenship, government ID, and check or money order for passport fees.

Passport application appointments can be booked online at www.AlohaQ.org.

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