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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 #30 on: August 20, 2012, 04:17:56 PM »
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,
I was shocked that it could be so low, so I called them. They said that  the government fee is $170, and their fee is $150 for a total of $320.
http://e-zpassport.com/
As you can see here, the govt fee is indeed $170 ($110 +60) so I don't see how you could have gotten it in 2 days for just $120 instead of $320!!

I just checked again and I see that I paid $110 (not 80 that I previously wrote.)
I just put 2 44 cent stamps on it (foolish as that probably was - it worked).
« Last Edit: August 20, 2012, 04:21:51 PM by MarkS »

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2012, 04:27:22 PM »
I was shocked that it could be so low, so I called them. They said that  the government fee is $170, and their fee is $150 for a total of $320.
http://e-zpassport.com/
As you can see here, the govt fee is indeed $170 ($110 +60) so I don't see how you could have gotten it in 2 days for just $120 instead of $320!!

I just checked again and I see that I paid $110 (not 80 that I previously wrote.)
I just put 2 44 cent stamps on it (foolish as that probably was - it worked).

you did it thru the post office? im looking up on chase how much we paid i def know it wasnt 320!
ok, im misteken, i was 230, though like u said it was 2 sep checks thats why i was mistyaken....
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2012, 04:57:44 PM »
you did it thru the post office? im looking up on chase how much we paid i def know it wasnt 320!
ok, im misteken, i was 230, though like u said it was 2 sep checks thats why i was mistyaken....

Now that makes sense, $110 standard fee to "Department of State" (no joke, that's who the official forms say to make the check out to) and $120 to the heimishe expedite agency (who probably pays a fraction of that to the passport issuing agency).

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2012, 05:00:52 PM »
you did it thru the post office? im looking up on chase how much we paid i def know it wasnt 320!
ok, im misteken, i was 230, though like u said it was 2 sep checks thats why i was mistyaken....
No, who needs the post office? I printed out the form online, filled it out and mailed it to the passport office in philly.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2012, 05:01:54 PM »
No, who needs the post office? I printed out the form online, filled it out and mailed it to the passport office in philly.

didnt even think about that, ok i will come back to this thred god willing in a few weeks, (wifes due and wll be flying bak here after)
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2012, 05:03:10 PM »
Now that makes sense, $110 standard fee to "Department of State" (no joke, that's who the official forms say to make the check out to) and $120 to the heimishe expedite agency (who probably pays a fraction of that to the passport issuing agency).

ya, i think thats who the checks made out to, and nu nu, i supposrted some chasidisha lady who lives in no wheres in lakewood, while her husband learns, :-)
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2012, 05:11:06 PM »
ya, i think thats who the checks made out to, and nu nu, i supposrted some chasidisha lady who lives in no wheres in lakewood, while her husband learns, :-)

You also got your passports within a few days, I don't think the official way would do that for you, at least not without waiting on line for a few hours.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2012, 05:16:38 PM »
You also got your passports within a few days, I don't think the official way would do that for you, at least not without waiting on line for a few hours.

like i said mr o it was so worth it i had no worries no lines and i knew it would get done before my flight, all the money i save on deals, sometimes its worth it to splurge for my nerves sake  ::)
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2012, 05:21:43 PM »
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

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.
FWIW Costco does PP photos for like $4 or so.  Not worth going just for that, but if like me you go anyway...
What the PP card do for you if you have a PP?
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2012, 06:37:41 PM »
FWIW Costco does PP photos for like $4 or so.  Not worth going just for that, but if like me you go anyway...

Others go for me, could they take PP photos for me too? :P

What the PP card do for you if you have a PP?

For when I absolutely must carry ID with me. I guess a non-driver DMV ID would work as well, but the NYC DMV is such a dumb bureaucracy I don't know if I have enough proof of name/address/ID/whatever to even get that issued...

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2012, 07:18:59 PM »
@AsherO -- Instead of reviving that old thread, what exactly is the principle?
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2012, 08:07:56 PM »
@AsherO -- Instead of reviving that old thread, what exactly is the principle?

When it comes to (random?) ID checks, I'm a total libertarian.

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« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2012, 09:07:18 PM »
Why not just simply refuse ID?
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2012, 02:43:11 PM »
Why not just simply refuse ID?

In some cases I can't, like when I expect I'll get carded (e.g. to verify age), or when I need state ID (e.g. for returns in some stores).

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2012, 02:45:16 PM »
I assumed you were talking about law enforcement encounters.

I'm not getting the principle, then, if you're simply talking about not liking to show ID to verify age...
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