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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 #300 on: August 03, 2020, 10:31:01 AM »
I just heard about someone from NJ who sent in a renewal application a few months ago and is still waiting. I can't verify any details, but this can be a possible DP about renewals sent to Philadelphia being delayed.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #301 on: August 14, 2020, 04:13:43 PM »
Update: applied on May 11, shipped today.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #302 on: August 14, 2020, 05:08:20 PM »
The backlog is now below 1 million.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #303 on: August 14, 2020, 06:11:55 PM »
Applied at local (Cleveland) post office July 24th.  Status set to 'shipped, on Aug 6th, arrived Aug 13. First time passport, filed a form online with a congressman to help expedite it.
Was shipped from New York. The post office told me that they were being sent to Phila.
It took like two days from when the status was 'shipped' till the USPS actually showed it. And the birth certificate came back in the same envelope.
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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #304 on: August 16, 2020, 03:48:57 PM »
Whats the fastest way to renew a passport?

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #305 on: August 20, 2020, 06:13:22 PM »
Looking for an eitza - my son is set to IYH fly out for Yeshiva next Motzei Shabbos (8/29). His passport expires in November.

We thought about applying at the post office in May but were scared off by the 1.8 million passport backlog and were hoping that expedited would be back on line by the summer.

Can't get an emergency appointment because B'H no one is seriously ill or worse.

Spoke to a really nice person in a Senators office who said that if he applies tomorrow, once his application gets in the system they can ask to have it expedited and IYH get it back 1-2 days later. But there is no guaranty it gets into the system at the post office for 5-7 days, which may make this too late.

So the question is - go the post office application route and then try to get a boost from the Senator, or just send him with the existing passport and try to get it renewed there, but also running the risk that CvS he gets turned back because of the six month rule.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #306 on: August 20, 2020, 06:18:16 PM »
Looking for an eitza - my son is set to IYH fly out for Yeshiva next Motzei Shabbos (8/29). His passport expires in November.

We thought about applying at the post office in May but were scared off by the 1.8 million passport backlog and were hoping that expedited would be back on line by the summer.

Can't get an emergency appointment because B'H no one is seriously ill or worse.

Spoke to a really nice person in a Senators office who said that if he applies tomorrow, once his application gets in the system they can ask to have it expedited and IYH get it back 1-2 days later. But there is no guaranty it gets into the system at the post office for 5-7 days, which may make this too late.

So the question is - go the post office application route and then try to get a boost from the Senator, or just send him with the existing passport and try to get it renewed there, but also running the risk that CvS he gets turned back because of the six month rule.
Is there any way to ask Israel if they're going to turn him back?
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #307 on: August 21, 2020, 11:25:18 AM »
Looking for an eitza - my son is set to IYH fly out for Yeshiva next Motzei Shabbos (8/29). His passport expires in November.

We thought about applying at the post office in May but were scared off by the 1.8 million passport backlog and were hoping that expedited would be back on line by the summer.

Can't get an emergency appointment because B'H no one is seriously ill or worse.

Spoke to a really nice person in a Senators office who said that if he applies tomorrow, once his application gets in the system they can ask to have it expedited and IYH get it back 1-2 days later. But there is no guaranty it gets into the system at the post office for 5-7 days, which may make this too late.

So the question is - go the post office application route and then try to get a boost from the Senator, or just send him with the existing passport and try to get it renewed there, but also running the risk that CvS he gets turned back because of the six month rule.
You can apply for a new passport without surrendering the existing passport (just have to pay the new passport application fee vs renewal fee) and do both routes simultaneously. Either way, the odds of a new passport being ready in time and of being denied on the way to Israel are low.
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #308 on: August 21, 2020, 01:56:08 PM »
Looking for an eitza - my son is set to IYH fly out for Yeshiva next Motzei Shabbos (8/29). His passport expires in November.

We thought about applying at the post office in May but were scared off by the 1.8 million passport backlog and were hoping that expedited would be back on line by the summer.

Can't get an emergency appointment because B'H no one is seriously ill or worse.

Spoke to a really nice person in a Senators office who said that if he applies tomorrow, once his application gets in the system they can ask to have it expedited and IYH get it back 1-2 days later. But there is no guaranty it gets into the system at the post office for 5-7 days, which may make this too late.

So the question is - go the post office application route and then try to get a boost from the Senator, or just send him with the existing passport and try to get it renewed there, but also running the risk that CvS he gets turned back because of the six month rule.

So here is the update based on my son's school's advice. I did not try to get the new passport done in time and instead moved his return from June 2021 to late October 2020 under the airline's free change policy. Under his current itinerary he will complete travel within the window of his valid passport.

But I do appreciate everyone's advice and hope this helps others going through the same situation.

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #309 on: August 21, 2020, 04:03:05 PM »
I applied 2 weeks ago for passports for my whole family got them all today. That's after they told me it would be delayed by months

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #310 on: August 21, 2020, 04:15:02 PM »
I applied 2 weeks ago for passports for my whole family got them all today. That's after they told me it would be delayed by months

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #311 on: August 21, 2020, 05:01:31 PM »
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 ..

Update got my passport last Friday bh
But still not the old one (not that I care..)

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #312 on: August 23, 2020, 06:56:59 AM »
I applied back in June and am still waiting......

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #313 on: August 23, 2020, 07:24:31 AM »
Applied for a passport for my child Aug 3rd, received it yesterday

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Re: Passport expedite
« Reply #314 on: August 27, 2020, 09:20:08 AM »
Applied for a passport for my child Aug 3rd, received it yesterday
Where did you apply?