Vermonters in need of a same day passport can breathe a huge sigh of relief: A new regional passport agency office just opened in St. Albans. That means that Vermonters with verifiable passport emergencies can get same-day passport requests processed in state, instead of having to drive or catch a plane to New Hampshire or Boston.
To celebrate the occasion, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new office on Friday, March 4th. Senator Patrick Leahy attended, and explained the importance of the new office to local NBC affiliate WPTZ.com:
“Here, we’re right on the Canadian border and the idea of having a regional passport agency is extremely important. If you came in this morning with all the appropriate documentation, we could have you on your way within a few hours.”
In addition, the new passport office will benefit the economy of the town of St. Albans, Mayor Martin Manahan told WCAX.com:
“From a selfish standpoint, the traffic it’s going to bring into our downtown and the advantage our businesses are going to have in our downtown as a result of that.”
This is the 22nd regional passport agency to open in the US, and it is the first one to open outside of a major city. Regional passport agencies provide same day passport service to US citizens who need a passport for travel within the next 14 days. They operate by appointment only – to make an appointment at the Vermont passport agency, call 1-877-487-2778.
To be eligible for an appointment, you must be able to bring a copy of a travel itinerary proving that you will be leaving the country in the next 14 days. In addition to standard passport fees, you’ll also need to pay an additional $60 expedite fee for each application you submit. Like all passport agency offices, the Vermont office has limited hours of operation, so your appointment will be sometime between the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Making an appointment and waiting at a passport agency office is simply not possible for everyone. Also, even with the new offices that have opened recently, getting to the nearest office can involve a significant amount of travel time. Fortunately for those of us with tight schedules, there is another, easier option: a private passport expediting company.
An expediting company, like RushMyPassport, will personally deliver your application to the Department of State, for same-day processing if necessary. With processing times as low as 24 hours, personal attention and assistance and no need to take off work or drive to an agency office, the convenience of using an expediting service is often well worth the additional fees.
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