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How to Renew your Passport Fast

It is not something people look forward to; arranging for traveling, only to discover that your passport has expired. As much as that will not be convenient, they have a way out. They have the option of using the mail or in-person renewal when it is a case of expedited passport renewal. They will have to fill out the application, make the necessary payments and submit the materials, along with the old passport, to the nearest renewal agency.

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.”

The mail option is sometimes not applicable in certain circumstances. You cannot use this method if yours is spoilt, or if it is older than fifteen years. 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. The same applies for those who got their last ones while younger than sixteen years.

You need to call the agency after checking the applicable fees, for them to tell you how to send it. 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. As you head for the appointment, you will have to carry all the necessary documents, as well as the rush fees. There should also be a travel ticket or other document showing the need for such a rushed process.

It should ideally take not more than five days for the renewal process to start, as provided by law. Once they receive the renewal request, they need to start working on it as soon as five days after a renewal has been approved. After those days, you should be able to monitor remotely the progress.

There are private expediters who can help out in this process. You will have to pay extra for their services, but then you shall not suffer through the strenuous process. 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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