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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2020, 08:06:48 AM »
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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2020, 10:13:23 AM »
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/passport-covid-19.html






So based on this and their * should I bother applying for my kid or just wait until after the summer?

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2020, 11:04:50 AM »
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/passport-covid-19.html






So based on this and their * should I bother applying for my kid or just wait until after the summer?

What do you gain by waiting? May as well get in line now. If they are forced to close their offices again, that backup will only grow.
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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2020, 06:54:12 PM »
What do you gain by waiting? May as well get in line now. If they are forced to close their offices again, that backup will only grow.

Idea is applying now is a big unknown when you will get passport, and you lose your chance to apply with expedited process once (if?) they open it

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2020, 07:46:59 PM »
Idea is applying now is a big unknown when you will get passport, and you lose your chance to apply with expedited process once (if?) they open it
expedited passport is available now in Manhattan same day if you have a ticket within 36 hours.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2020, 09:47:39 PM »
expedited passport is available now in Manhattan same day if you have a ticket within 36 hours.
Need “emergency reason” or as long as you have ticket?
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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2020, 09:57:07 PM »

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2020, 10:01:45 PM »
Even non emergencies.
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/get-fast/passport-agencies/new-york.html
Are they up to phase 3 yet?

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During phase one, we will continue to prioritize customers who need a passport in the next 72 hours for a life-or-death emergency only.
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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2020, 10:22:45 PM »
Are they up to phase 3 yet?
no, but if you have a ticket for within 36 hours it usually works. My brother (who lives in Israel, and wanted to get back home after having a baby a couple of weeks ago) made it last Friday, waited 5 hours and walked out with the passport.

I renewed my daughter's passport on may 6 and it's still processing.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2020, 10:53:13 PM »
Hi,

Have same dilemma, my son's passport is first expiring in Dec. Hope to travel soon to Europe (mother is a european so should work even if child only US passport).

Passport isn't expired, but its within the 6 months. is this rule really enforced?

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2020, 11:19:02 PM »
Hi,

Have same dilemma, my son's passport is first expiring in Dec. Hope to travel soon to Europe (mother is a european so should work even if child only US passport).

Passport isn't expired, but its within the 6 months. is this rule really enforced?
First reach out to the embassy where your mother lives to grant you a permit - (it is not so easy to obtain, you might have to say that your mother is old and sick etc. My family is also from Europe and several family members were denied exceptions to enter. They are racist's against USA citizens...)

then see if you can also get an approval for your son.

Regarding close to expiration passport IDK, I would assume if it's a minor traveling with parents it's likely to be allowed, but that's my assumption. Take along a copy of his birth certificate for a better chance.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2020, 11:25:11 PM »
First reach out to the embassy where your mother lives to grant you a permit - (it is not so easy to obtain, you might have to say that your mother is old and sick etc. My family is also from Europe and several family members were denied exceptions to enter. They are racist's against USA citizens...)

then see if you can also get an approval for your son.

Regarding close to expiration passport IDK, I would assume if it's a minor traveling with parents it's likely to be allowed, but that's my assumption. Take along a copy of his birth certificate for a better chance.
Hi,

Thanks, Actually parent is traveling along. parent has european passport while not the child (and spouse)

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #42 on: July 07, 2020, 05:48:44 AM »
I renewed my daughter's passport today. I was told that the (State department's) passport processing offices are closed. I should not expect the passport before 10 weeks.
Passport arrived yesterday BH

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #43 on: July 07, 2020, 06:04:05 AM »
no, but if you have a ticket for within 36 hours it usually works. My brother (who lives in Israel, and wanted to get back home after having a baby a couple of weeks ago) made it last Friday, waited 5 hours and walked out with the passport.
Definitely the exception to the rule.
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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #44 on: July 07, 2020, 11:52:55 AM »
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/passport-covid-19.html






So based on this and their * should I bother applying for my kid or just wait until after the summer?

3. Are you making progress on U.S. passport applications?
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/passport-covid-19.html

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Yes. Every Thursday, we will publish U.S. passport statistics in the table below so you can track our weekly progress as staff at our agencies and centers safely work on applications. This week, 14 of our agencies and centers moved to phase one of our three phase reopening plan. You can find historical U.S. passport statistics on our Reports and Statistics page.

Week (Thursday-Wednesday)   Applications Received   Passports Awaiting Issuance   Passports Issued
This Week (June 25-July 1)   133,000   1.51 million   236,000
Last Week (June 18-24)   134,000   1.61 million   187,000
2 Weeks Ago (June 11-17)   120,000   1.72 million   154,000
*The number of passports currently awaiting issuance is only a slight increase compared to what we have awaiting issuance in normal circumstances during June.