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Dan's post describing his experience

After signing up for a Travel.gov account, it takes about 2.5-3 weeks for the invite to be able to renew online.
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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #480 on: July 04, 2022, 08:31:27 PM »
I applied for a passport for my son beginning of May. I still havenít received it in the mail. Is that normal these days?

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #481 on: July 05, 2022, 07:03:34 AM »
What is the phone number?

@njmacman

If you need an expedited appointment call l 1-877-487-2778 at 8 AM SHARP EST. Press 1 1 2 2 to speak to a live rep to schedule you an expedited appointment.

You can call and ďpracticeĒ the menu before 8am.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #482 on: July 05, 2022, 08:01:48 AM »
I applied for a passport for my son beginning of May. I still havenít received it in the mail. Is that normal these days?
same. And now they have the birth certificate.
I ordered a new birth certificate so I can do an expidite as soon as I'm in travel range

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #483 on: July 05, 2022, 08:23:13 AM »
same. And now they have the birth certificate.
I ordered a new birth certificate so I can do an expidite as soon as I'm in travel range

You plan on starting a new application?

Call and pay $60 to expedite and tell them youíre travelling in x days.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #484 on: July 05, 2022, 08:28:41 AM »
You plan on starting a new application?

Call and pay $60 to expedite and tell them youíre travelling in x days.
I did. The regular expidite is only "guaranteed" in 35 business days, which wouldn't help me at this point. As far as getting an appointment at a Passport office, they said I can call within 3 weeks of travel to get an appointment within two weeks of travel but they weren't sure if I needed to bring a physical birth certificate with me or not.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #485 on: July 05, 2022, 04:36:38 PM »
I did. The regular expidite is only "guaranteed" in 35 business days, which wouldn't help me at this point. As far as getting an appointment at a Passport office, they said I can call within 3 weeks of travel to get an appointment within two weeks of travel but they weren't sure if I needed to bring a physical birth certificate with me or not.
You could use the help of your congressman's office if you are approaching your travel date and you still didn't get the passport.
A friend of mine here in NY had such an issue and congressman Mondaire Jones office got him the passport in a few days.
If it benefits even just one fellow DDFer, its worth posting it.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #486 on: July 05, 2022, 07:17:36 PM »
I did. The regular expidite is only "guaranteed" in 35 business days, which wouldn't help me at this point. As far as getting an appointment at a Passport office, they said I can call within 3 weeks of travel to get an appointment within two weeks of travel but they weren't sure if I needed to bring a physical birth certificate with me or not.

I didnít say it was guaranteed, I thought I saw someone write that they got it soon thereafter, not sure it works. Nothing to lose doing it sooner, since youíll have to pay expedite fee at the agency anyway.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #487 on: July 05, 2022, 07:24:03 PM »
Personally Iím flying before you and applied online using the newly launched (in beta testing) online renewal option. But that was adventurous on my part (they ask you to state you donít plan on travelling within 5 weeks), and might result in aggravation for me. Weíll see what happens.

Until today my online status was ďreceivedĒ, approx two weeks after I applied and requested expedited service.

Today I was at the NY passport agency renewing my sonís passport and they couldnít find my application. I emailed them telling them my travel date is in two weeks and they didnít reply but I just got an email that my application status changed to ďin processĒ, so hopefully it will process soon and Iíll get it in time.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #488 on: July 05, 2022, 07:27:35 PM »
Until today my online status was ďreceivedĒ, approx two weeks after I applied and requested expedited service.

Today I was at the NY passport agency renewing my sonís passport and they couldnít find my application. I emailed them telling them my travel date is in two weeks and they didnít reply but I just got an email that my application status changed to ďin processĒ, so hopefully it will process soon and Iíll get it in time.
who did you email?

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #489 on: July 05, 2022, 08:35:33 PM »
who did you email?

I just got a response now (after my last post) from the email address I emailed (PPTOPR@state.gov) as follows:
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Greetings,

Your passport was approved today, and sent to printing. It will most likely be printed in the next 1-2 days, and shipped. We believe you will receive your passport on time, before your travel. Please feel free to reach us if you have not received your passport a week from now.

Regards,

 

Online Passport Renewal Team

Keep in mind this is a dedicated email for OPR (Online Passport Renewal), unless you renewed online it wouldnít be relevant to you. Hopefully this means Iíll have my passport soon BezĒH.

ETA: my online status now shows ďprintedĒ.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #490 on: July 05, 2022, 08:43:28 PM »
I applied for a passport for my son beginning of May. I still havenít received it in the mail. Is that normal these days?
Today shows shipped

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #491 on: July 06, 2022, 03:13:50 AM »
In case this is useful. I don't know anything other than what you can read.
Special Passport Acceptance Fairs https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/passports/special-passport-acceptance-fairs.html

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #492 on: July 06, 2022, 06:25:50 AM »
In case this is useful. I don't know anything other than what you can read.
Special Passport Acceptance Fairs https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/passports/special-passport-acceptance-fairs.html

JFYI seems to have the same processing time and costs as renewing by mail.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #493 on: July 07, 2022, 08:21:03 AM »
I did. The regular expidite is only "guaranteed" in 35 business days, which wouldn't help me at this point. As far as getting an appointment at a Passport office, they said I can call within 3 weeks of travel to get an appointment within two weeks of travel but they weren't sure if I needed to bring a physical birth certificate with me or not.
Update: I called two make an appointment for travel within two weeks. They said that since the passport is already in the system and the status is "Not Available" they cannot give me an appointment

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #494 on: July 07, 2022, 08:50:59 AM »
Update: I called two make an appointment for travel within two weeks. They said that since the passport is already in the system and the status is "Not Available" they cannot give me an appointment

If itís 3 business days before travel and you donít have an appointment yet, call to make one and donít say you have an existing application.

Also, did you pay for overnight shipping?

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #495 on: July 07, 2022, 09:01:46 AM »
If itís 3 business days before travel and you donít have an appointment yet, call to make one and donít say you have an existing application.

Also, did you pay for overnight shipping?
yes.
They claim that starting a new application will cancel out both applications

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #496 on: July 07, 2022, 02:12:32 PM »
yes.
They claim that starting a new application will cancel out both applications
Did you contact your congressman's office?
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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #497 on: July 07, 2022, 05:35:31 PM »
Did you contact your congressman's office?
congresswoman. I'll keep you posted.....I probably shouldn't tell her where I'm traveling to.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #498 on: July 13, 2022, 11:31:09 AM »
congresswoman. I'll keep you posted.....I probably shouldn't tell her where I'm traveling to.
how did you get your passports in the end?

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #499 on: July 13, 2022, 11:44:29 AM »
how did you get your passports in the end?
didn't get it yet. big mess