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How to Renew your Passport Fast

Nobody wants to discover they have an expired passport right before they travel. 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. The process entails filling out some forms, making the required payments, then submitting the forms and other requested items to the renewal agencies.

Renewal by mail is the most popular option. The Department of State usually shows on this website how far an application has 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. You cannot use this method if yours is spoilt, or if it is older than fifteen years. It is also impossible for those who have changed names since the last renewal, and cannot show documents of this change. If you also took it when you were under sixteen years of age, you will need to come in person for the renewal.

When using the mail option, you will have to check the applicable fees and then contact the agency to know where and how to direct the funds. Expect to be told to put the Form DS-82, the old passport, and the rush fees in a manila envelope, unfolded, then write on it “Expedited”, then dispatch 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. You should get a definite time for your appointment. They need to go for the appointment with all the relevant materials and fees for the renewal. They must also bring their travel tickets, showing the need for the faster rush.

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. Thereafter, it should be possible for the applicant to track their application online.

You also have the option of private expediters for fast-tracking your application. They shall charge extra on top of the renewal fees, but shall save you the hassle of tracking and doing paperwork. You need to check how legit they are before using their services.

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.