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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 #285 on: July 23, 2020, 09:24:42 PM »
Welcome to the club.   :-[
I have been trying to answer this.  I can tell you that I spoke to Chaim Vchesed in EY this morning.  Consensus is that ELAL will allow boarding even with passports with less than six months on them.  And the gov't does not care; its not their issue.  I also think the passport office is moving more quickly, but maybe not quickly enough.  If you apply now, you have to surrender the passport.  If you don't get the new one on time, you unquestionably won't fly.  For now, I am holding on to my daughter's passport, which expires in Nov.  You have a different coniseration--if the zman is delayed the passport may expire.  Then you are stuck.  Not sure why the State Dept can't extend all passports for six months.

Thanks.  I am also holding on to his passport as I am afraid that of I submit it, then I will not have any docs.   The Yeshiva also just told us that the students will need to bring their original birth certificate in order to get the Entry Permit.   They also said that they probably can not get him a Student Visa and therefore no Entry Permit, since his passport is not valid through the end of academic period. 


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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #286 on: July 23, 2020, 09:31:44 PM »
You don't need to surrender the old passport. You can just apply for a fresh passport which cost $35 more than a renewal.
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #287 on: July 23, 2020, 09:37:40 PM »
You don't need to surrender the old passport. You can just apply for a fresh passport which cost $35 more than a renewal.
Problem with doing that, is that you have no idea when they will actually get to work on processing your passport. Whenever they do (some people have reported here that they were processed withing 2 weeks of submission), they will right away cancel your old passport. The yeshivos and seminaries that are arranging entry permits for bochurim/girls require your passport number for the permit, and if they put your old passport number we don't know if they will let you in...

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #288 on: July 24, 2020, 03:54:40 PM »
Applied at local post office (Bklyn) for minors and adults beginning of July and got passports yesterday. Was able to add the 2-3 week expedited service at the post office, I believe it was sent to Philadelphia.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #289 on: July 24, 2020, 04:00:18 PM »
Applied at local post office (Bklyn) for minors and adults beginning of July and got passports yesterday. Was able to add the 2-3 week expedited service at the post office, I believe it was sent to Philadelphia.

Could you check and report what you see when checking on https://passportstatus.state.gov/

I am still waiting on my renewal that was send out more than 2 month ago ..

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #290 on: July 24, 2020, 05:01:45 PM »
Same for first time passports?
They were first time. Based on that I assume renewals sent to Philadelphia should be processed very quickly.
Could you check and report what you see when checking on https://passportstatus.state.gov/

I am still waiting on my renewal that was send out more than 2 month ago ..
Where did you send it?
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #291 on: July 24, 2020, 05:17:42 PM »
Where did you send it?

Irving TX ..

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #292 on: July 24, 2020, 05:26:06 PM »
We should try to put together some DPs about renewals, did anyone receive a renewal? If yes, when did you send it in and where did you send it to?
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #293 on: July 24, 2020, 05:37:01 PM »
Irving TX ..
Do you know if they cashed the check yet?
I just applied in Philadelphia PO on Monday, and they cashed the check. The application status does not show yet, it says I need to wait at least a week.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #294 on: July 24, 2020, 05:38:06 PM »
Do you know if they cashed the check yet?
I just applied in Philadelphia PO on Monday, and they cashed the check. The application status does not show yet, it says I need to wait at least a week.
It's been reported that they cash the check right away even if they don't process it for months.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #295 on: July 24, 2020, 05:51:22 PM »
Do you know if they cashed the check yet?
I just applied in Philadelphia PO on Monday, and they cashed the check. The application status does not show yet, it says I need to wait at least a week.

Correct, the check was cashed out 2 days after receiving the tracking shows delivered ..

It's been reported that they cash the check right away even if they don't process it for months.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #296 on: July 24, 2020, 06:15:51 PM »
It's been reported that they cash the check right away even if they don't process it for months.
+1
I applied in May, and they cashed it 2 days later.
From the passport agency FAQ’s:
 
Why did you cash my check if you are not updating my passport status?

One of the first steps in the process is handling passport fees. Although we can process fees remotely, we are not able to handle secure documents such as birth certificates at home. Your applications and documents with personally identifiable information are secure. We cannot further process these applications until our staff return to our passport agencies and centers.



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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #297 on: July 27, 2020, 06:25:21 PM »
You don't need to surrender the old passport. You can just apply for a fresh passport which cost $35 more than a renewal.

Seems like you do.  Someone got a new one without surrendering the old, and the State Dept demanded it be surrendered.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #298 on: July 27, 2020, 06:28:29 PM »
Thanks.  I am also holding on to his passport as I am afraid that of I submit it, then I will not have any docs.   The Yeshiva also just told us that the students will need to bring their original birth certificate in order to get the Entry Permit.   They also said that they probably can not get him a Student Visa and therefore no Entry Permit, since his passport is not valid through the end of academic period.

This is news to me.  I was told the exact opposite. 

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #299 on: July 27, 2020, 06:32:44 PM »
Seems like you do.  Someone got a new one without surrendering the old, and the State Dept demanded it be surrendered.
Same here. I applied for my kid in the post office and they took her old passport