Blog Entries on Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does It Take To Get a Passport?

For anyone planning an international trip, it’s important to know “How long does it take to get a passport?”  Without one, you will not be allowed to board the plane.  Here are the standard and expedited processing times to help you prepare and avoid the need to postpone or cancel your trip:

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How To Expedite My Passport If I’m Supposed to Apply in Person?

When you use an expediting company to expedite your passport, there are some things you need to know before you submit your application.  For example, when you expedite your passport using an private expediting company, in most cases you have to mail all of your documents to the expediting company using an express mail service.

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Do You Need to Go to a Passport Office to Get a Passport?

Some passport requests, including renewals and name changes, can be handled through the mail.  However, the government requires many passport applicants to apply in person. If any of the following conditions apply to you, you’ll need to submit your passport application in person at a passport office:

  • This is your first time applying for a US passport, or your current US passport was issued before you turned 16.
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