Incredible Lessons I’ve Learned About Passports

Passport Renewal Expedition Procedure

Discovering you have an expired passport right before traveling is inconvenient. Their potions may seem bleak, but there is hope. They can either renew it via mail, or go to an agency in person. They will have to fill out the application, make the necessary payments and submit the materials, along with the old passport, to the nearest renewal agency.

The mail option is the most preferred by agencies. The Department of State online portal shall post the estimated processing items for these passports so that the travelers can see how far theirs have gone. They will also have the applicable fees posted there, along with the Form DS-82, called “Passport by Mail.”

Renewal by mail may not work for certain people. In case yours is damaged, or older than fifteen years, you will have to go the in-person route. If you also changed names after the last time, you need to come in and show the changes. In case you also got it while under sixteen, you need to be there in person for the renewal.

You need to call the agency after checking the applicable fees, for them to tell you how to send it. Expect to be told to put the Form DS-82, the old passport, and the rush fees in a manila envelope, unfolded, then write on it “Expedited”, then dispatch it via courier to the agency.

The in-person renewal usually goes faster than the mail option. You need to call the nearest agency first to make an appointment. They will be given a specific time to show up there. It is expected that as you go for the appointment, you will have all the necessary documents, as well as the rush fees with you. There should also be a travel ticket or other document showing the need for such a rushed process.

According to the law, the renewal process should not take more than five days to be started. It should therefore not take more than five days for your renewal process to begin being worked on. Thereafter, it should be possible for the applicant to track their application online.

There are private expediters who can help out in this process. You will have to pay extra for their services, but then you shall not suffer through the strenuous process. You need to check how legit they are before using their services.

You can easily give up if you see your passport has expired when you need it the most. A passport renewal is luckily not an impossibility, and quite fast.