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  • #769
    wannagetaway
    Participant

    I am going away in October, just realized my passport was expired. Just filled out the form, got a new picture and mailed it overnight with return overnight (expedited of course) They are saying up to 12 weeks for the renewal, should i cancel my trip to Ireland?

    #798
    nycchap
    Participant

    You should get it in 2 months. If you don’t get it by Sep 10th, write to your local Congressman and have their office call the passport center.

    #803
    bmck
    Participant

    I took the advice from others and contacted my local Congressman’s office. The staff was incredibly helpful. Our passports arrived a few days later and the date of issue on the passports was the day after I contacted the office. Our passports had been stuck in processing since early June and in fact the government website still shows that they are “being processed at the government facility” which happens to be in Philadelphia. I hope this help others. Best of luck to you.

    #806
    shipdecksurvivor
    Participant

    July 13th, applied for expedited at RNO post office and was shipped off to SFO (17 dollar 1-2 shipping fee applied. It has only taken 4 days for it to become “in processing” so I am hopeful it will arrive in time before my trip on the 30th of august.

    #807
    jv
    Participant

    Hi everyone, thought I’d share my experience renewing my passport to help alleviate some anxiety.

    – Application sent out 6/18 to the Pennsylvania facility from Kendall County, IL. Photo taken and application was looked over by a post office worker. Requested expedited service.
    – Arrived 6/22, check cashed and went into processing 6/23
    – Passport received 7/19, from the processing facility in Arkansas (apparently this facility gets passports processed really fast)

    A few things to note:

    – According to the official status page, my application is still ‘in process’ even though I have the new one in hand.
    – Just out of curiosity I wanted to see if I could get an appointment somewhere in the midwest. I was able to make an appointment (now canceled) for the Minneapolis processing location at around 6am several days in a row.
    – Informed delivery lets you know approximate date passport will be delivered, some USPS locations allow you to pick up the package before its delivered.

    Best of luck to everyone.

    #812
    LAnashville
    Participant

    I sent my passport out today for expedited renewal. The 3rd party agency I’m using told me their average wait time right now is currently 6 1/2 weeks in total (mailing + processing).

    #813
    nycchap
    Participant

    Hi, can people please let me know how soon after receiving the passport did you receive your original documents back? I received my passport expedited on 7/11 but am yet to receive my citizenship certificate back from the State Department.
    Please advise.

    #846
    ancienalma
    Participant

    Hope this helps;
    CA Resident, First time adult passport
    06/21/2021: Applied at post office
    06/29/2021: Received Email Processing
    08/03/2021: Received Passport In Mail

    #847
    GrmnGal
    Participant

    Sent passport renewal application on 7/8/21 ( expedited) – arrived in Philadelphia 7/12 – check cashed 7/14.
    Sat in processing status for 2 weeks – I called ( 2 hr hold ) to switch to Expedited shipping on 7/28 ( Representative sent me a Template to fill out with Credit card # and to send in to them ) Today ( 8/5) the status states it has been shipped yesterday and to expect it by 8/10 .. so not bad – if I do receive it on the 10th, it will have been 4.5 weeks from when I mailed it.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by GrmnGal.
    #855
    GrmnGal
    Participant

    Update:

    Sent passport renewal application on 7/8/21 ( expedited) – arrived in Philadelphia 7/12 – check cashed 7/14.
    Sat in processing status for 2 weeks – I called ( 2 hr hold ) to switch to Expedited shipping on 7/28 ( Representative sent me a Template to fill out with Credit card # and to send in to them ) Today ( 8/5) the status states it has been shipped yesterday and to expect it by 8/10 .. so not bad – if I do receive it on the 10th, it will have been 4.5 weeks from when I mailed it.

    *** Received the Passport on 8/7/21 – and it came from the KY Passport Facility ***

    #856
    buali94
    Participant

    Hi everyone I submitted my passport application on 8/10/21. I paid the expedited fee and also submitted a lost application about two weeks prior so I will keep you guys updated. I have travel plans on 10/09/21.

    #861
    buali94
    Participant

    QUICK UPDATE: My application was processed on 8/13 and it is being reviewed

    #877
    Boost
    Participant

    Here is a quick break down from beginning to end time frame on how long it took to get my Passport back. Please keep in mind that this was for a renewal and I payed $60 for the expedited service and $17.56 for the 1-2 day shipping.

    -July 22nd all documentation was shipped from California via USPS to the Philadelphia expedited agency, I payed for three day shipping and received a tracking number to follow my shipment.
    -July 26th documents were delivered to passport agency.
    -July 28th application showed In process.
    -August 24th application was approved.
    -August 25th application was shipped via USPS with 1-2 day delivery.
    -August 26th USPS website shows my passport will be delivered before 6PM

    From beginning to end it took a total of 24 business days to get my passport back. I was a bit stressed thinking I was not going to get my Passport on time as my wife and I have a trip to Cancun in 2.5 weeks but everything fell into place. I hope this post brings some of you piece of mind and if anyone has questions please feel free to ask and I’ll try to answer as best as I can. Good luck you all.

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    #885
    tpring
    Participant

    Here is my breakdown of my expedited renewal from beginning to now:

    July 27 – overnighted my passport from Maine to Philadelphia
    July 29 – the tracking number had marked as arrived
    July 30 – the check cleared my bank and the status showed up as processing
    Aug 26 – status changed to approved
    Aug 27 – status changed to shipped and they gave me UPS tracking number that says it will be delivered tomorrow (Aug 30) by 10:30 I will update tomorrow when I have it in hand. (I paid for two day shipping back to me)

    #886
    larrymeyers
    Participant

    I am going to Portugal October 13
    2021 and needed to renew passport.
    Express mailed all documents to Philadelphia expedite office with
    Required Fees Saturday August 28 2021.
    What’s interesting is the government
    Website has a waiting time of 12-18
    Weeks and this website is approximately
    30-35 days. It seems if everything runs smoothly the passport should arrive before
    Departure. Please advise if their is anything I can do to make sure the process
    Will help me obtain the passport in a timely manner.
    Thank you forum members
    Larry

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