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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 #500 on: July 14, 2022, 11:02:39 AM »
didn't get it yet. big mess
my childrenís applications were delivered to the agency 4 weeks ago, itís processing at this point but youíre making me concerned iím planning to fly right after TĒB.

When was your application submitted?

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #501 on: July 14, 2022, 11:14:00 AM »
my childrenís applications were delivered to the agency 4 weeks ago, itís processing at this point but youíre making me concerned iím planning to fly right after TĒB.

When was your application submitted?
mid May.
Application status: Not Available

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #502 on: July 14, 2022, 01:23:55 PM »
At the 5 week mark the expedited (5-7 week processing) option becomes free. I added it to my order on Wednesday, and my passport shipped today!
Is it 5 weeks from when I signed up (at the Brooklyn Library) or 5 weeks from the day the us department of state says they received it (which was almost a week later)?
Also which number to I call to change to expedite?

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #503 on: July 14, 2022, 01:53:07 PM »
mid May.
Application status: Not Available
hashgacha pratis. Passport agency called a few minutes ago. They said I have the wrong social (which I confirmed that I did actually transpose a number) and asked me to email a copy of the card. They called back moments later to confirm that the passport was issued a d I should be receiving Friday or Shabbos.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #504 on: July 14, 2022, 03:45:40 PM »
I just got a response now (after my last post) from the email address I emailed (PPTOPR@state.gov) as follows:
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.

Passport arrived 7/7, 2 weeks and 2 days after applying online (paid expedite fees (which you pay anyway at the agency), overnight shipping, and emailed them to say Iím traveling sooner than expected (no proof requested or provided).

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #505 on: July 14, 2022, 03:48:01 PM »
Thanks for the welcome, @AsherO. Yeah, so some Satmar dude I spoke to on the phone said he could get me an appointment for $400. All he does is give you a time slot. He provides no other service. He says I will receive the passport in hand the day of the appointment. I'd gladly pay extra to avoid having to go in to the passport office. Only requirement is that I must have the passport within 3 weeks.

So, question: 1) Do I really need this guy's "service" or can I get an appointment myself by calling at 7:58 AM? 2) Is there someone who provides the entire service from soup to nuts?

@Freddie מאי הוה עלה? Hope whatever you did really did end up sparing you aggregation.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #506 on: July 14, 2022, 05:36:41 PM »
If one is making a refundable ticket to get a passport expidited. Does the ticket need to be active or can I cancel it right away.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #507 on: July 14, 2022, 06:24:49 PM »
If one is making a refundable ticket to get a passport expidited. Does the ticket need to be active or can I cancel it right away.
I don't think they check...

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #508 on: July 14, 2022, 06:37:52 PM »
Thanks for the welcome, @AsherO. Yeah, so some Satmar dude I spoke to on the phone said he could get me an appointment for $400. All he does is give you a time slot. He provides no other service. He says I will receive the passport in hand the day of the appointment. I'd gladly pay extra to avoid having to go in to the passport office. Only requirement is that I must have the passport within 3 weeks.

So, question: 1) Do I really need this guy's "service" or can I get an appointment myself by calling at 7:58 AM? 2) Is there someone who provides the entire service from soup to nuts?
I'm still waiting to hear how you know for sure it's a Satmar dude

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #509 on: July 14, 2022, 06:40:08 PM »
I don't think they check...
I don't know about the passport agency but my senators office definitely checked to verify that I have an active reservation. For what that's worth ....

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #510 on: July 14, 2022, 06:43:09 PM »
At the 5 week mark the expedited (5-7 week processing) option becomes free. I added it to my order on Wednesday, and my passport shipped today!
@cgr
Did you call in to expedite? Any specific dept?

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #511 on: July 14, 2022, 06:53:20 PM »
@cgr
Did you call in to expedite? Any specific dept?
No- it was available online as an add-on to my order.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #512 on: July 14, 2022, 08:34:04 PM »
No- it was available online as an add-on to my order.
Really? Was this an adult online renewal?

I called yesterday for a child's initial passport (it's after 6 weeks) and they told me there is no such thing as upgrading to expedite for free. There is no option on the Passport Status website to expedite it.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #513 on: July 14, 2022, 08:40:32 PM »
Really? Was this an adult online renewal?
Yes

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #514 on: July 14, 2022, 08:51:33 PM »
Yes
So that's probably on this new-fangled system. ;)

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #515 on: July 14, 2022, 09:12:45 PM »
Yes
im waiting for 3 childrens passports.
Iíll have to call my congressman Jerry N to take a break from doing nothing and try to expedite things.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #516 on: July 17, 2022, 10:55:18 AM »
For Sale, $800: Same day appointment for passport at Philadelphia office, 8am tomorrow, 7/18.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #517 on: July 18, 2022, 09:13:13 PM »
Looking for advice- I did online renewal for my wife's US passport as described in the group on June 6. When I look online it still says pending. I did regular, not expedited . This has been 9 weeks already. Should I wait longer or call them? Will calling them help or not? Thanks.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #518 on: July 18, 2022, 09:57:47 PM »
Had in person appointment for newborn passport on 5/29. Status showed as received 6/3. Status updated to approved on 7/15. Received 7/18 (don't believe the status changed to printed then shipped yet).

No expedite at all. Applied in NJ.

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Re: Passport applications and Passport Renewal
« Reply #519 on: July 18, 2022, 10:09:18 PM »
Got a new passport & the photo is light & blurry. Is this a new tech/security feature or is it a mistake ?