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How to Renew your Passport Fast

Discovering you have an expired passport right before traveling is inconvenient. Their potions may seem bleak, but there is hope. They can either renew it via mail, or go to an agency in person. 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.

The mail option is the most preferred by agencies. The Department of State online portal shall post the estimated processing items for these passports so that the travelers can see how far theirs have gone. They will also have the applicable fees posted there, along with the Form DS-82, called “Passport by Mail.”

Renewal by mail may not work for certain people. In case yours is damaged, or older than fifteen years, you will have to go the in-person route. If you also changed names after the last time, you need to come in and show the changes. If you also took it when you were under sixteen years of age, you will need to come in person for the renewal.

As you are using the mail option, you need to confirm the fees to be paid, then contact the agency for where to direct it. In normal circumstances, you will be asked to put the Form DS-82, the old passport, and the rush fees in a manila envelope, unfolded, then include the word expedited on it, before sending it via courier to the agency.

Those who wish for even faster renewal times will have to apply for renewal in person. They need to call the nearest agency and book 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.

According to the law, the renewal process should not take more than five days to be started. After receiving your request, he processing should start at a time not exceeding five days after you sent it, or it was approved. You should then log in to see how far it has gone.

There are private expediters who can help out in this process. They normally charge a fee for their services, but they relieve you of the pressures of going through it. Exercise due diligence when dealing with them so as to avoid being swindled.

It is easy for someone to feel despair when they notice they have an expired passport. A passport renewal is luckily not an impossibility, and quite fast.