Passport clinics process hundreds of applications: MP

In this Saturday, April 23, 2016 photo provided by Guy Lauzon, an SD&G family gets ready to send off their passport application after attending a North Dundas passport clinic. The MP's office has processed over 400 applications this year. (MP Guy Lauzon via Newswatch Group)

SDSG – Two passport clinics in the riding have processed 450 applications for the international travel document.

Local MP Guy Lauzon shared those numbers Monday after a pair of clinics in North Dundas and South Glengarry.

The most recent one was held Saturday at the North Dundas District High School.

“I am extremely pleased with the overwhelming attendance at both of our clinics. My constituents living in the counties have told me how much they appreciate this “one stop passport shop” coming to their backyard, saving them a trip to Cornwall,” Lauzon said in a media release.

Attendees were able to get their photo taken, complete the application, have it reviewed by staff and then it was sent off to the federal government for processing.

If you missed these clinics, Lauzon has plans to hold another round of clinics in the fall – possibly in September or October. Applications can also be processed at the constituency office on Pitt Street.

Since 2004, the office has had 50 clinics and processed over 61,000 applications.