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May 22, 2023 7:16 am at 7:16 am #2192163
I need to renew my expired passport within 2 weeks, I will appreciate any advice how to do this without spending a fortuneMay 22, 2023 8:49 am at 8:49 am #2192254
just to be clear, I’m talking about a U.S. passport in the U.S.May 22, 2023 10:33 am at 10:33 am #2192259HaLeiViParticipant
I believe you can do it online, unless you need to have the new one already.May 22, 2023 10:33 am at 10:33 am #2192264Reb EliezerParticipant
Download an application and go to your local Post Office.May 22, 2023 10:34 am at 10:34 am #2192265ujmParticipant
Go to the passport office.May 22, 2023 10:34 am at 10:34 am #2192268Reb EliezerParticipant
Just google, renew passport and you can renew it by mail.May 22, 2023 1:25 pm at 1:25 pm #2192319
thank you to all the גומלי חסדים that responded. my problem is not going to the post office, rather the processing time which is
about 7-8 weeks, and I need the passport within 2.5 weeksMay 22, 2023 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #2192339ujmParticipant
The US Passport office (in Manhattan and other cities) can issue it immediately or within a few days.May 22, 2023 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm #2192441Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
Look at state gov site for Passport Agencies. You schedule an appointment and go there, I think, with tickets that are in 1 or 2 weeks.May 23, 2023 7:09 am at 7:09 am #2192462SQUARE_ROOTParticipant
For helpful passport advice, please go to:
http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/important-advice-for-jewsMay 23, 2023 7:10 am at 7:10 am #2192465GadolhadorahParticipant
There are multiple passport expeditors in most major metropolitan areas that will get you a new passport in 48-72 hours with proof of an overseas trip within the next 14 calendar days. (A copy of your airline tickets/travel itinerary is needed along with your old passport). The cost is typically in the range of $500-$700 which really isn’t that much since you will avoid having to stand in line for hours and they are very skilled at getting results.May 23, 2023 11:54 am at 11:54 am #2192548☕️coffee addictParticipant
“I believe you can do it online, unless you need to have the new one already.“
Don’t do it online! They will never accept your photo so not worth the effort! Mail won’t be ready in two weeks eitherMay 25, 2023 10:03 am at 10:03 am #2193068Zaphod BeeblebroxParticipant
I went through this process recently. If you can prove that you are leaving the country within 14 days then you can get it with just a little bit of hassle. You’ll need to call the 1800 number for the U.S. passport office, and then try and get an appointment at any office reasonably close to you. This is the hardest part. The first few times I called they claimed they only had appointments available in Puerto Rico but people cancel their appointment, so I kept calling and got an appointment about an hour and a half drive from me. YOU CANNOT MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE, YOU MUST CALL THE NUMBER. THEY WILL NOT LET YOU INTO THE OFFICE WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT.
Once you get the appointment make sure that you have all your documents, including old passport, social, birth certificate, license, official passport photo and proof of departure, as well as the passport application which you can pick up in the post office I think. Make sure to get there early, as there is crazy security at these places. If your appointment is the same day as your flight they will do it on the spot, if not they will either mail it to you or you can come back and pick it up a day or two later. Don’t get it mailed as there’s almost no chance it will get to you on time; it’s annoying, but the best option is to drive back there, or they will give you a receipt that will allow someone else to pick it up for you, as long as you sign it or something, not totally sure because I just picked mine up myself. There will be some fee, not the cheapest but definitely way cheaper than hiring one of those agencies. Not sure if they accept cash but they do take care or checks as long as it’s in your name.
Hope this helps
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