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08/30/2021 at 7:20 pm #886
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
Larry08/30/2021 at 11:25 pm #887tpringParticipant
Just updating my passport did arrive today.08/30/2021 at 11:35 pm #888
That is great news congratulations!
It’s encouraging because 30-33
Days is the website’s estimate.
Thanks for the update
Larry🤞08/31/2021 at 2:07 am #889kandlekidParticipant
I was pleasantly surprised at the relatively speedy turnaround. I mailed my expedited renewal application on 7/28/21 from the Newark, NJ PO (express mail both ways). I just received the new passport (extra pages version) today, 08/30/21. So a total of 33 days, not including today. Great work and hats off to the passport processing folks at the State Department.
08/31/2021 at 2:17 am #891
- This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by kandlekid. Reason: added word
That is great news!!
I am cautiously optimistic
About having the same results
If my renewal application is received and processed Without any problems.
Its seems the expediting services don’t have any real advantage.If anyone has
More information about this please
Share with the forum.
Larry09/08/2021 at 3:06 pm #896buali94Participant
Hi everyone my passport was approved and is arriving 9/14/2109/10/2021 at 9:32 pm #897buali94Participant
Hi everyone so the timeline for my expedited lost passport:
Received and in-process 8/13/21
Travel plans 10/09/21
in total 4 weeks09/25/2021 at 4:01 am #902kfgirlParticipant
I figured I would share my experience, since this forum helped me. We have travel plans on Sept. 30th, 2021. On August 23, 2021 I realized my son’s passport was expired (I forgot kids passports are only good for 5 years!).
Kids passports must be renewed in person. Due to Covid, there are no walk-in passport services in my area. I went online and all of the post offices within 50 miles of me were booked 3 weeks out. I even drove to a couple to see if I would have better luck making a appointment in person. No luck, all appointments are done online. I just kept looking and refreshing my search and a appointment happened to open up the very next day! Here is the timeline;
Aug. 23rd- started searching for a appointment at local post offices. Very lucky to find one the next day.
Aug. 24th- Applied at the post office. Paid for expedited service and 2nd day mail both directions.
Aug. 28th- Passport was delivered to the agency.
Aug. 31st- Passport processing….
Sept. 8th- Called my congressman’s office and left a message with the person who helps with passports. (did not receive a call back)
Sept. 13th- Called my congressman’s office a second time, they gave me the email address of the person who helps with passport services and I shot him a email.
Sept. 15th- received a response and sent back the documents they needed to speak with the Secretary of State on my behalf.
Sept. 17th- Called the passport agency at 5:00am (I’m on the west coast and they open at 8am) to make a emergency appointment (must be made within 2 weeks of travel). Received a emergency appointment for Sept. 27th.
Sept. 23rd- Received a email from my congressman’s office that my son’s passport was issued and overnighted.
Sept. 24th- Passport arrived, and I cancelled my emergency appointment.
Total turn around time door to door was 30 days.
We can finally look forward to our trip. We leave in 6 days!09/28/2021 at 7:05 pm #906m0213gParticipant
Going to Vienna 12/27/2021
Sent off passport expedited mail: 09/22/2021
Arrived in Philadelphia: 09/25/2021
In Process: 09/28/202110/01/2021 at 6:01 pm #907LexLikesTravelParticipant
Going to Quebec City from Maine this weekend 02-04 Oct 21.
Applied: 1 Sept 2021
Accepted: 3 Sept 2021
Approved: 28 Sept 2021 (after calling my local congresswoman’s office MON 27 Sept, she didn’t even need to call the NH office)
Received: 01 Oct 2021 !! Just in time for our drive up Sat 02 Oct!! <3
ALSO: note that expedited passport wait times are now 12 weeks on the website, so expect it to be about 6 weeks of processing instead of 4. And be sure to book with a site that allows for free cancellations or changes just in case things change. I’m still waiting for my covid test results for example.10/01/2021 at 6:40 pm #908
My application was accepted September 2
But my application says “in process”.
What date did you receive an approval
Email? And did you receive another
Notification about when passport was sent?
Thanks10/07/2021 at 10:25 pm #916reeseyao926Participant
Hi everyone waiting for their passport! I mailed my expedited passport application (adult first passport application, my first passport was issued before age of 16) on 10/04/2021, it’s delivered 10/05/2021 and went into processing 10/06/2021, I got trip on 11/15/2021, is there anyway to speed up my application? I will also keep updating my passport status, thanks everyone!10/07/2021 at 11:40 pm #917m0213gParticipant
If you havent received the passport by the 1st or 2nd of November, contact your local congressman/congresswoman that assists their constituents if you have one and they can help further expedite it10/11/2021 at 6:34 pm #919sdf12345Participant
Mailed in for passport renewal 7/7. In process 8/3. Upgraded to expedited on 9/7 and finally called my congressperson 10/4 after no progress. Credit card was charged the expedite and return shipping fee on 10/8 but the status online has not changed. We are supposed to travel in a week and I’m getting worried! How long after they charge your card the return shipping fee should I expect to get it?10/22/2021 at 4:20 pm #928reeseyao926Participant
Hi everyone just received my new passport in mail, here’s my experience:
10/04/2021 passport application shipped and expedited (adult first passport)
10/05/2021 application arrived Philadelphia passport center
10/06/2021 application status turned into “in process”
10/22/2021 new passport received in mail, the passport issue date is Oct 20 2021.
The funny thing is my online status still shows “in process” not sure what they did after they upgraded the system.
Hope this will help! Thanks!
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