But after that, the services do take over. The best of them can also answer questions and make the process simpler. In that regard, we were impressed with RushMyPassport.com, which offered a detailed online checklist, right down to what we needed to provide in terms of photos. Plus, the company's phone reps were extremely helpful. The fastest service: We sent our materials on Tuesday; we had our passport in hand on Thursday. Read the article
Passport Processing Pros
Private companies are a smart option when filing for an expedited passport, because they're always informed of which regional passport centers have the least traffic and delays. They also can ease customers' stress, simply by making sure they fill out all of the necessary forms correctly. Read the article
Flying tomorrow, but your passport expired yesterday? You're in luck
You're all set for your transcontinental business trip, except for one major detail — your passport has expired.
If you can't afford to wait three weeks for the U.S. Department of State's expedited processing service, you're in luck. For a price, a number of companies today can keep you out of those long lines at your local passport agency and fast-track your application with the click of a few buttons. Read the article
When to Use a Passport Rush Agency or Travel Concierge
If you have a flexible budget but are short on time, a passport expediting company such as RushMyPassport.com can help with passport renewals. Some can get you a new passport in as little as 24 hours. Read the article