What to do if you Need your Passport Renewal Process Expedited
It is not something people look forward to; arranging for traveling, only to discover that your passport has expired. As much as that will not be convenient, they have a way out. They have two options; renew via mail, or go to an agency in person to do it. There is the application form to fill, then making payments, then ending the relevant materials to the agencies.
Many people opt for renewal by mail. The Department of State usually shows on this website how far an application has gone. On it, you shall also have information on the expected fees, and the form to be filled, called “Passport by Mail.”
The mail option is sometimes not applicable in certain circumstances. You cannot use this method if yours is spoilt, or if it is older than fifteen years. 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.
When using the mail option, you will have to check the applicable fees and then contact the agency to know where and how to direct the funds. 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.
For those who seek faster renewal, they have to it in person. They need to call the nearest agency and book an appointment. You should get a definite time for your appointment. 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.
It should ideally take not more than five days for the renewal process to start, as provided by law. After receiving your request, he processing should start at a time not exceeding five days after you sent it, or it was approved. After those days, you should be able to monitor remotely the progress.
You also have the option of private expediters for fast-tracking your application. They shall charge extra on top of the renewal fees, but shall save you the hassle of tracking and doing paperwork. You need to check how legit they are before using their services.
It is not easy having to deal with the stress of finding out you have an expired passport. This renewal service has thus he[led many people cope.
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