Passport Renewal Expedition Procedure
It is not something people look forward to; arranging for traveling, only to discover that your passport has expired. Their potions may seem bleak, but there is hope. They have two options; renew via mail, or go to an agency in person to do it. There is the application form to fill, then making payments, then ending the relevant materials to the agencies.
Renewal by mail is the most popular option. The Department of State has a website that shows the news for those tracking how far their applications have gone. You will also get to see how much you need to pay, as well as the form you are supposed to fill, called “Passport by Mail.”
There are times when you cannot use the mail option. In case yours is damaged, or older than fifteen years, you will have to go the in-person route. In case you also changed your names after the last application and you cannot demonstrate the change remotely, you will have to come in to do so. If you also took it when you were under sixteen years of age, you will need to come in person for the renewal.
When using the mail option, you will have to check the applicable fees and then contact the agency to know where and how to direct the funds. Usually, the Form DS-82, the old passport, and the rush fees are placed unfolded in a manila envelope, which is then marked as expedited, then sent to the relevant department by courier.
The in-person renewal usually goes faster than the mail option. They shall call the nearest agency and make an appointment. They will be given a specific time to show up there. They need to go for the appointment with all the relevant materials and fees for the renewal. They must also bring their travel tickets, showing the need for the faster rush.
It should ideally take not more than five days for the renewal process to start, as provided by law. It should therefore not take more than five days for your renewal process to begin being worked on. After those days, you should be able to monitor remotely the progress.
You can also use some private expediters for such a process. They shall charge extra on top of the renewal fees, but shall save you the hassle of tracking and doing paperwork. It is important to verify the details and authenticity of the agency before committing your funds.
It is not easy having to deal with the stress of finding out you have an expired passport. This renewal service has thus he[led many people cope.
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