Blog Entries on getting a passport

Passport Offices Open For Annual “Passport Day in the USA”

This Saturday, March 28th,  passport offices around the country will celebrate “Passport Day in USA.” During this event, many Passport Acceptance Facilities will be open to accept passport applications, answer questions and provide information about the passport application process. All Department of State Regional Passport Agencies will also be open.

“Passport Day in the USA” is the only day of the year when the general public will be allowed to submit passport applications directly to a Regional Passport Agency without first making an appointment and paying an additional expediting fee.

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How to Rush a Passport

Usually, travel experts recommend that you allow at least 10 weeks before an international trip for your passport to arrive, just to be on the safe side.

If you don’t have enough time before your international trip to apply for a passport normally, you can order a rush passport. 

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Getting a Passport For a Family Cruise

Are you trying to decide what to do when the kids get out of school for summer vacation? Here’s a surprisingly cheap idea: take the family on  a cruise! CBS News has a post up that describes the deep discounts the cruise industry is offering to keep itself afloat. 

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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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