Expedited Passports: How it Works
In order to apply for an expedited passport, you must first qualify for the service. The U.S. State Department requires that travelers have confirmed travel plans in order to expedite their passport application. This can be a flight itinerary, hotel reservation, business letter, or e-tickets. To find out if you qualify for expedited passport service, please use our Passport Flow Chart Infographic.
The process to use a private expediting agency is simple.
First, you gather all the documents as per the checklist. Take your time on this step. We recommend pouring yourself a nice cup of tea (or coffee, or wine…) and allowing yourself 30 minutes to thoroughly review and complete this process.
Secondly, you’ll take all the documents to your local acceptance agent. An Acceptance Agent is usually at the Post Office. They are required to verify the identity and documents of the applicant: http://passportsonline.org/passport-acceptance-facility/
Thirdly, once the acceptance agent approves the documents, they will put the documents into a specially sealed envelope that they provide. The acceptance agent will then return the envelope to you and you send us that envelope.
Finally, once we get the envelope, we will contact you if there is any issue. Most times, if you followed the checklist correctly, there will be no issues. We work closely with the U.S. State Department to ensure every application is processed as fast as you need it. Once the passport is made, we will deliver it to you. Often, we use next day overnight shipping, so you get the passport right away.
When you send in the documents to us, you may be concerned if we received them. Since you are sending us vital documents like birth certificates, marriage certificates, proof of name change, etc. it is vital that you use a tracking service like FedEx or UPS when you overnight the documents to us. Check the tracking number to make sure we signed for your package. If you see that we have your package, you can sit back and relax. No news is good news in this business. We will only contact you if there is an issue. Because we have this process down so efficiently, the next time you will hear from us is when your new passport is ready and delivered. We have a success rate above 99.9%, so you can be guaranteed that you will get your passport on time.
For adult passports that are less than 5 years expired and are not lost, stolen, or damaged, the renewal process is even easier. You can simply gather the documents from the checklist and mail them to us. We take care of the rest. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us by calling 877-910-7277 or visit our FAQ page for more info.