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Re: Re: Upcoming Trips Thread: Where Are You Going And When?
« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2012, 10:18:41 PM »
Expedited renewal?
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Re: Re: Upcoming Trips Thread: Where Are You Going And When?
« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2012, 10:22:22 PM »
What do you suggest?


You can get an in person appointment when you have future travel coming that is coming too soon to to rely on the expedited mail service - and you get your passport either same day or a few days later (they may have changed it since I got mine same day).  You pay an additional fee, and also waste the better part of a day.  Not sure where you are -- the closest one to me is in Connecticut (Manhattan you should try to avoid).  There are also expediters that you can pay a fee on top of the Passport Office fees, and they bring the applications in and do the waiting for you (although I've not used one since before 9/11, so not sure if that's changed).

I would suggest dealing with it now rather than potentially being denied boarding.  It's not a guarantee that you'll have trouble travelling with the current passport -- but definitely a risk.

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Re: Re: Upcoming Trips Thread: Where Are You Going And When?
« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2012, 10:24:55 PM »
You can get an in person appointment when you have future travel coming that is coming too soon to to rely on the expedited mail service - and you get your passport either same day or a few days later (they may have changed it since I got mine same day).  You pay an additional fee, and also waste the better part of a day.  Not sure where you are -- the closest one to me is in Connecticut (Manhattan you should try to avoid).  There are also expediters that you can pay a fee on top of the Passport Office fees, and they bring the applications in and do the waiting for you (although I've not used one since before 9/11, so not sure if that's changed).

I would suggest dealing with it now rather than potentially being denied boarding.  It's not a guarantee that you'll have trouble travelling with the current passport -- but definitely a risk.

State Dept is calling a 2-3 week door to door turnaround time if you pay for Overnight Mail in both directions these days.  Should be OK if you get moving.

http://travel.state.gov/passport/processing/processing_1740.html 

Here is a link with all the expedited info....

http://travel.state.gov/passport/hurry/hurry_831.html

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Re: Re: Upcoming Trips Thread: Where Are You Going And When?
« Reply #18 on: February 29, 2012, 10:26:01 PM »
Expedited renewal?
+1 I just did a standard renewal and got it in less than 4 Weeks. I think you'd be plenty safe with an expedited which is expected in two Weeks. I don't think you need to spend your time our money to go to CT.
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Re: Expiring Passport
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2012, 06:19:40 PM »
Point of reference, applied for a passport at the library for my son on 02/27 and received it back on 03/10.
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Re: Expiring Passport
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2012, 09:23:57 PM »
Point of reference, applied for a passport at the library for my son on 02/27 and received it back on 03/10.

By mail? Expedited?
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Re: Expiring Passport
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2012, 09:46:45 PM »
By mail. Not expedited.
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Re: Expiring Passport
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2012, 10:09:21 PM »
Point of reference, applied for a passport at the library for my son on 02/27 and received it back on 03/10.
Wow thats fast. On another not I am in the process of getting a Passport for my daughter, and when I got all the documentation ready I was flabbergasted when I got to the Post Office in Brooklyn and they told me that all the Brooklyn Post Offices only do Passports now by appointment only. Seriously?? You guys are that busy? So I called the number last Tuesday and left a message for someone to call me to schedule a time and have yet to hear from them.
The quicker we abolish the USPS the better off we'd be.

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Re: Re: Expiring Passport
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2012, 10:11:18 PM »
Wow thats fast. On another not I am in the process of getting a Passport for my daughter, and when I got all the documentation ready I was flabbergasted when I got to the Post Office in Brooklyn and they told me that all the Brooklyn Post Offices only do Passports now by appointment only. Seriously?? You guys are that busy? So I called the number last Tuesday and left a message for someone to call me to schedule a time and have yet to hear from them.
The quicker we abolish the USPS the better off we'd be.
Just drive to queens (or better yet, move out of Brooklyn), it'll be faster
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Re: Expiring Passport
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2012, 10:11:50 PM »
Walked into my local library, paid them $20 via credit card and was done within 20 minutes.
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Expiring Passport
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2012, 10:17:56 PM »
Walked into my local library, paid them $20 via credit card and was done within 20 minutes.

Paid for what?
I maid an appt in north Miami. Had all the docs ready to go.
Paid for expedited had my boys passport in < 10 days

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Re: Expiring Passport
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2012, 10:23:26 PM »
For their services and postage I assume.
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Re: Re: Expiring Passport
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2012, 10:37:31 PM »
Just drive to queens (or better yet, move out of Brooklyn), it'll be faster
Don't live in Brooklyn. Queens has odd hours too and Lawrence has appointments only as well.

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Re: Re: Re: Expiring Passport
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2012, 11:48:49 PM »
Don't live in Brooklyn. Queens has odd hours too and Lawrence has appointments only as well.
Which one in queens.
I had no problem at this one
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Re: Expiring Passport
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2012, 02:48:58 AM »
So I called the number last Tuesday and left a message for someone to call me to schedule a time and have yet to hear from them.
The quicker we abolish the USPS the better off we'd be.


Fyi; they provide an email address to "expedite" an appointment...

brooklyn_passport@usps.gov

You'd be lucky if it doesn't bounce back, as it did to me..

Now back to the OP topic, my friend was to travel to TLV (from JFK) this Sunday with LH via FRA, was turned away due to his passport expiring less than 6 months, on his way home he checked online, it opened a B/F seat on UA90, he changed his res, rerouted his GPS to EWR... Checked in thru a kiosk, and is now having a great time in Occupied Palestinian Territory...