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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 #165 on: June 15, 2017, 08:26:58 AM »
Hi
My family is flying to Israel in less than 2 weeks and just realized that our passports expire within 6 months. We're in nj. The automated schedule said the next appointments in ny, Stamford and Philadelphia are all on or after the day we leave. Any ideas?

Edit: my passport and my wife's, are fine. It's just the kids (7-15) who expire at the end of August. Does that change anything?
No. They have options to book if you are flying within 2 weeks. Go online. They should give you same day appointment if you just show up there as well.
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #166 on: June 15, 2017, 08:35:03 AM »


They should give you same day appointment if you just show up there as well.
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #167 on: June 15, 2017, 08:58:00 AM »
Hi
My family is flying to Israel in less than 2 weeks and just realized that our passports expire within 6 months. We're in nj. The automated schedule said the next appointments in ny, Stamford and Philadelphia are all on or after the day we leave. Any ideas?

Edit: my passport and my wife's, are fine. It's just the kids (7-15) who expire at the end of August. Does that change anything?
Select that you are flying within the shortest time, you get an appointment, bring proof of your tickets, pay and get your passport on time. It takes an one day in Manhattan.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #168 on: June 15, 2017, 11:32:10 AM »
That is great, I got an appointment tomorrow in philly. Do you know if both parents need to be there or if one of us is ok?

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #169 on: June 15, 2017, 11:45:09 AM »
That is great, I got an appointment tomorrow in philly. Do you know if both parents need to be there or if one of us is ok?
IIRC only one parent needs to be there.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #170 on: June 15, 2017, 12:01:30 PM »
I know this is technically the opposite of the thread topic, but I'm curious to hear experiences regarding regular renewal by mail. I did new passports for my kids (via post office) and renewal for myself (regular mail) at the same time, exactly 4 weeks ago. The kids passports arrived probably around the 2 week mark, but mine hasn't arrived yet at all. I know the normal time-frame is 6-8 weeks, but seems a little strange.

If you've done a renewal by mail without expedite fees, how long did it take to arrive?

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #171 on: August 02, 2017, 09:50:11 PM »
Anyone with very recent experience with E-Z Passport in Brooklyn? I'm relying on him for a passport and I'm getting nervous. He is not giving me a clear time when I'm getting my passport, just "what we made up" and told me he will call me, not to bother him again?!?!

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #172 on: August 02, 2017, 09:50:55 PM »
Anyone with very recent experience with E-Z Passport in Brooklyn? I'm relying on him for a passport and I'm getting nervous. He is not giving me a clear time when I'm getting my passport, just "what we made up" and told me he will call me, not to bother him again?!?!
What did you make up?
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #173 on: August 02, 2017, 09:59:49 PM »
That's the problem, he made me scramble to give him the papers Sunday night so he can go today, and today he mumbled something about Friday before hanging up on me....

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #174 on: August 24, 2017, 02:56:44 PM »
How soon does one need to get updated passport after legal name change? Can you point me to official docs?

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #175 on: August 25, 2017, 12:46:42 AM »
How soon does one need to get updated passport after legal name change? Can you point me to official docs?
legally- I don't know
practically- you can keep using the old passport until it expires.  It even serves as ID for you on your former name.
After my daughter changed to her married name, she eventually needed to renew her driver's license, so she changed the name on it.  But her passport wasn't expiring yet.  So her newly acquired Global entry is on her single name (and she carries her GE ID when traveling in the USA rather than her passport)

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #176 on: August 25, 2017, 06:14:32 PM »
legally- I don't know
practically- you can keep using the old passport until it expires.  It even serves as ID for you on your former name.
After my daughter changed to her married name, she eventually needed to renew her driver's license, so she changed the name on it.  But her passport wasn't expiring yet.  So her newly acquired Global entry is on her single name (and she carries her GE ID when traveling in the USA rather than her passport)

Thank you!

I was wondering how hard would it be to change name for global entry after getting updated passport

This doc is saying that one needs to come in-person: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1265/~/updating-passports-or-making-changes-to-your-goes-account

"If the passport involves a name or issuing authority change or is a new passport not previously associated with your account, you will need to visit an Enrollment Center located in a public building or airport. No appointment is needed, but please try to contact the Enrollment Center first. "

https://travelcodex.com/changing-your-name-for-global-entry/

Can you share your experience getting Global Entry updated?

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #177 on: August 27, 2017, 12:07:12 PM »


Can you share your experience getting Global Entry updated?
She hasn't changed the name on her passport yet, so she hasn't updated her GE.
I think up thread people said they went without an appointment and it was quick. 
If that's true, I would do it when I was already at the airport coming home from a flight.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #178 on: August 29, 2017, 12:36:07 PM »
Just posting based  my recent experience to help anyone needing a passport for a newborn.

1) contrary to what some passport courier services tell you, you can get a passport without an SS number - do yourself a favor and don't wait in till the last few days prior to flying just to see if the card comes in the mail. There is no other way to get the number as per 2 different SS offices.

2) if you are traveling within 2 weeks you can just go down to a regional passport office yourself without an appointment - just make sure both parents are there and you have the necessary forms and ITs including the babies birth certificate.

3) often it can be a whole day experience so be prepared, but it can go quick- all depends on how many people show up.

4) if a birth certificate was issued, you can get a same day copy by going down the the office of vital statistics. If you order it mailed to you, it may take a few weeks after issuance.

4) one thing that I'm not clear on is how quick you can have a birth certificate issued.  We went down to the health department 1 week after birth and were told we can't get a copy bec it wasn't issued by the state, which can take up to 3-4 weeks with no way to rush it (ended up being 2 weeks). I heard from others they went within a week and it was processed in the spot.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #179 on: September 12, 2017, 07:39:33 AM »
Thank you!

I was wondering how hard would it be to change name for global entry after getting updated passport

This doc is saying that one needs to come in-person: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1265/~/updating-passports-or-making-changes-to-your-goes-account

"If the passport involves a name or issuing authority change or is a new passport not previously associated with your account, you will need to visit an Enrollment Center located in a public building or airport. No appointment is needed, but please try to contact the Enrollment Center first. "

https://travelcodex.com/changing-your-name-for-global-entry/

Can you share your experience getting Global Entry updated?
My wife had to go down to a GE office to have her name updated, no appointment was needed
Just posting based  my recent experience to help anyone needing a passport for a newborn.

1) contrary to what some passport courier services tell you, you can get a passport without an SS number - do yourself a favor and don't wait in till the last few days prior to flying just to see if the card comes in the mail. There is no other way to get the number as per 2 different SS offices.

2) if you are traveling within 2 weeks you can just go down to a regional passport office yourself without an appointment - just make sure both parents are there and you have the necessary forms and ITs including the babies birth certificate.

3) often it can be a whole day experience so be prepared, but it can go quick- all depends on how many people show up.

4) if a birth certificate was issued, you can get a same day copy by going down the the office of vital statistics. If you order it mailed to you, it may take a few weeks after issuance.

4) one thing that I'm not clear on is how quick you can have a birth certificate issued.  We went down to the health department 1 week after birth and were told we can't get a copy bec it wasn't issued by the state, which can take up to 3-4 weeks with no way to rush it (ended up being 2 weeks). I heard from others they went within a week and it was processed in the spot.
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