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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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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2012, 06:52:13 PM »
Old passport and two photos.
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2012, 07:02:29 PM »
Old passport and two photos.
When I went to the post office a few weeks ago, they said I only need 1 photo stapled onto the application and gave me back the 2nd photo.  They scan the photo into a computer so they only need 1. Their website says that too.

Btw, DON't PAY $10 to get your picture taken - you can get it for free!! (okay, 15 cents)
Take a picture yourself at home with a white wall behind you, make sure there are no shadows, don't zoom in too much on the head - leave some wall above it and some shoulders below it, and upload it to http://www.idphoto4you.com/  select that you need a 2x2 picture and it will help you crop it to the right dimensions and download a 4x6 (or 3x5) with 2 passport pics all ready to go! Print at your local Walmart or Walgreens etc and you get 2 passport pics for 15 cents!
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Re: Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2012, 07:41:55 PM »
When I went to the post office a few weeks ago, they said I only need 1 photo stapled onto the application and gave me back the 2nd photo.  They scan the photo into a computer so they only need 1. Their website says that too.

Btw, DON't PAY $10 to get your picture taken - you can get it for free!! (okay, 15 cents)
Take a picture yourself at home with a white wall behind you, make sure there are no shadows, don't zoom in too much on the head - leave some wall above it and some shoulders below it, and upload it to http://www.idphoto4you.com/  select that you need a 2x2 picture and it will help you crop it to the right dimensions and download a 4x6 (or 3x5) with 2 passport pics all ready to go! Print at your local Walmart or Walgreens etc and you get 2 passport pics for 15 cents!

Nice site, thanks for posting!
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2012, 07:55:24 PM »
Old passport and two photos.

No other ID necessary?

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2012, 09:39:24 PM »
No other ID necessary?
Correct. Think about it - you're coming in with a passport which is pretty much the highest level of ID out there, and requesting a new passport. No more ID needed than the old one.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2012, 12:58:35 AM »
Correct. Think about it - you're coming in with a passport which is pretty much the highest level of ID out there, and requesting a new passport. No more ID needed than the old one.
Come with an expired one and try explaining that to them...

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2012, 01:03:29 AM »
Come with an expired one and try explaining that to them...
Not sure what you mean.
The passport that you show can be expired - just not more than 5 years expired.
Application says:
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Your most recent U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card;
 A certified copy of your marriage certificate or court order if your name has changed;
 Fees; and
 A recent, color photograph.
1. YOUR MOST RECENT U.S. PASSPORT (BOOK AND/OR CARD FORMAT).
 Submit your most recently issued passport book and/or passport card. When submitting a passport book and/or passport card with this form, please verify
that the document was issued at age 16 or older in your current name (or see item #2 below) and issued within the past 15 years.
I assume that when you apply they do a search of their records to determine if there is any reason for them to deny reissuing it. So they have some cutoff point where if they haven't checked into you in over 15 years - they need more ID to reverify who you are. If however they just checked into you 10 years ago, they can verify you easier.

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Re: Passport expedite
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2012, 08:20:49 PM »

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2012, 12:56:55 PM »
Asher, No need to go to PO, you could just send in the application, old passport, photos and a check or money order for the fee and you will get it back in the mail.

I renewed my passport, and did a name change. I sent in the old passport with the court document about the name change, and got back the new passport + passport card + original document that I sent in in less than 3 weeks

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2012, 03:47:40 PM »
Asher, No need to go to PO, you could just send in the application, old passport, photos and a check or money order for the fee and you will get it back in the mail.

I renewed my passport, and did a name change. I sent in the old passport with the court document about the name change, and got back the new passport + passport card + original document that I sent in in less than 3 weeks

Nice, I sent mine in late last week, let's see when it gets back here...

P.s. surprisingly USPS tracking is pretty current, and is showing me the envelope is already in Philly, so they should have it by tomorrow. I'm in no rush, and it cost me enough already, so I didn't bother paying the $12.72 to get the return expedited. I did say I was anticipating a trip to LHR early September, so maybe that'll cause mine to process quicker...
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2012, 04:02:50 PM »
Nice, I sent mine in late last week, let's see when it gets back here...

P.s. surprisingly USPS tracking is pretty current, and is showing me the envelope is already in Philly, so they should have it by tomorrow. I'm in no rush, and it cost me enough already, so I didn't bother paying the $12.72 to get the return expedited. I did say I was anticipating a trip to LHR early September, so maybe that'll cause mine to process quicker...

after all said in done mr o how much did u pay?

my wife needed her passport 2 weeks before we flew (bec we had to get marriage license and so on) and we paid i think it was 120 and it was so worth it no worries, and we had it in a week, we used ezpassport 18664397277 or 7183771956 it was so worth it, and i think they have diff options of expediting it.
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2012, 04:05:22 PM »
after all said in done mr o how much did u pay?
my wife needed her passport 2 weeks before we flew (bec we had to get marriage license and so on) and we paid i think it was 120 and it was so worth it no worries, and we had it in a week, we used ezpassport 18664397277 or 7183771956 it was so worth it, and i think they have diff options of expediting it.
It's $80
You paid $120 total?

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2012, 04:11:44 PM »
It's $80
You paid $120 total?

lol, i just asked my wife she said she thinks so this was in jan in lkwd i dropped it off at a chasidisha ladys house, also my wife just said it was 2day, and if its 80$ forsure do it, its so worth it,
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2012, 04:14:03 PM »
after all said in done mr o how much did u pay?

my wife needed her passport 2 weeks before we flew (bec we had to get marriage license and so on) and we paid i think it was 120 and it was so worth it no worries, and we had it in a week, we used ezpassport 18664397277 or 7183771956 it was so worth it, and i think they have diff options of expediting it.

I didn't expedite it. I paid as follows:
Passport renewal fee: $140 ($110 for PP and $30 for PP card)
Passport photos: $8.00 (for six of them, I got lazy and nixed the DIY option).
Priority mail: $4.90 including tracking.
Total: $152.90

If I needed it expedited it would be as follows:
Passport renewal fee: $110
Expedite fee: $60.00
Expedited return shipping: $12.72
Passport photos: $8.00 (for six of them, I got lazy and nixed the DIY option).
Priority mail: $4.90 including tracking.
Total: $195.62

It's $80
You paid $120 total?

If it's just $80 then it's definitely worth it as the Passport Agency themselves charges $60 per expedite and they estimate it'll take 2-4 weeks.