How to Expedite a Passport
In this post, we will explain how to expedite a passport and help you review which option is best for you.
The first way is the slowest expediting option. You would pay a government expedite fee of $60 on top of the government passport fee.
This option takes around 3 weeks through the Post Office. and offers no guarantees whatsoever. Routine passport processing take 4-6 weeks, so can use this option if you do not need it any faster than normal processing.
Next, the second option to expedite a passport starts with an appointment at a Regional Passport Agency. You’ll find these passport agencies in major cities.
If you live near one and can get an appointment before your trip, it is a good option. However, this option is not guaranteed. Many agencies offer appointments on a limited basis, so call around first. Also, expedited passport fees will still apply.
Finally, the third and final passport expediting option is a trusted Passport Expeditor Service. A passport expeditor can guarantee its services, which means it may be your best option if you need to expedite a passport fast.
To expedite a passport through a passport expeditor service, you must have confirmed travel plans within the next 2 weeks. You must have travel plans for:
- New passports
- All child passports
- Replacing a lost, stolen, or damaged passports
Moreover, you do not need travel plans for expediting a passport renewal,
NOTE: The passport expeditor will charge an additional fee in addition to the government fee. So, you only need to go with this service for expediting a passport in 2 weeks or less.
If you still have any questions about how to expedite a passport, please feel free to contact us by phone at 877-910-7277 or by email.
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