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Need a U.S. Passport Immediately?

You should make an appointment to be seen at a Regional Passport Agency only if:

The U.S. passport is needed in less than 2 weeks for international travel
The U.S. passport is needed within 4 weeks to obtain a foreign visa
Contact the National Passport Information Center to make an appointment or locate a Passport Agency.

go to :

http://travel.state.gov/passport/npic/npic_898.html

and make a appointment you will get it the same day or the next day , (depends when you are flying) .


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Passport expedite
« on: July 30, 2012, 04:58:13 PM »
HI. My son is leaving for Israel in 3 weeks and now realizes he needs a new American passport (we are in NJ). The regular expedite process from the passport center in  our library says we can have it by August 24 (too late). How can we get it faster (hopefully in NJ)? Thanks.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 05:49:03 PM »
I don't remember all the details but I had the same problem with my daughter in NYC there was a official place in Manhattan they do it for you over night ( you have to show them a itinerary that you are flight is within 2 weeks ) 

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 05:53:47 PM »
You have a few guys in brooklyn that expedite the process and they charge a premium,

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 05:55:54 PM »
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7397.msg197420#msg197420

Read through that thread. I got my passport within 9 days from the post office using the expedited option

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 06:00:05 PM »
You have a few guys in brooklyn that expedite the process and they charge a premium,
no point paying those ppl you could always do it your self!

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 06:05:00 PM »
the safest way is to just go to the passport agency in person.

That's what I ended up doing, and I got it back overnight.
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 08:53:33 PM »
Wait until it is within 2 weeks of the flight.
Schedule an in person appointment at the Philadelphia passport office.
They will give it to you on the spot and I don't think it will cost you anything extra. You need to bring proof of your upcoming flight to get them to do it for you.

OR,
you can pay hundreds of dollars to some passport expediting service.....

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 09:11:30 PM »
Depending on where he is in NJ, it may make sense to go to the Passport agency in NYC, as I did.

It will cost $170.00.
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2012, 12:49:48 AM »
Thanks all!

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2012, 01:04:44 AM »
Wait until it is within 2 weeks of the flight.
Schedule an in person appointment at the Philadelphia passport office.
They will give it to you on the spot and I don't think it will cost you anything extra. You need to bring proof of your upcoming flight to get them to do it for you.

OR,
you can pay hundreds of dollars to some passport expediting service.....
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2012, 04:33:23 PM »
For the record, I applied in a Passport office for a child on July 10th, and mailed in my passport for renewal on July 12th.

I just got the new passports in the mail today August 2nd - only 3 weeks later!
Obviously you wouldn't rely on that when you really need it 3 weeks later, but I'm just reporting that their turnaround time is quicker than the 4-6 weeks that they claim.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2012, 04:53:21 PM »
The turnaround times vary depending on their load. Like you said, you cannot rely on it.
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2012, 05:03:55 PM »
For the record, I applied in a Passport office for a child on July 10th, and mailed in my passport for renewal on July 12th.

I just got the new passports in the mail today August 2nd - only 3 weeks later!
Obviously you wouldn't rely on that when you really need it 3 weeks later, but I'm just reporting that their turnaround time is quicker than the 4-6 weeks that they claim.
Was even quicker for Rafi from my local library with no expedite servce.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2012, 05:54:53 PM »
Was even quicker for ----- from my local library with no expedite servce.
+1
Though totally not to be relied on
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2012, 05:55:40 PM »
+1
Though totally not to be relied on


Especially in NYC.

Slightly OT, I have to renew my passport, and I'm too lazy to search (:o), what do I have to bring with me to my local PO?
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