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Positive experience for hurry up in person passport renewal.

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In Jan while getting organized for a hurry-up trip to Argentina, we discovered that our passports expired prior to the required 6 months after visit by Argentine authorities.
There was not enough time to us the local postoffice, even with expedited mail, we felt.
Using the 877 number on the Passport web site, I made an appointment for Jan 26, Mon, at the LA office, about 4 hours away. Coincidentally, we were to be in Disneyland the 25 th with my granddaughter.
About one half hour before the appointed time, we showed up, only to be told we did not have a confirmation number, and I had probably not waited long enough on the automated phone system to get it.
I was told to re-phone and set up a new appointment. I did, obtaining the first available, about 1 hour later. This time I was sure to wait long enough to get the confirmation number, and went on in. We were seen immediately. We had prepared all our documents earlier, and at abut 11:00, were told to come back at one. We had lunch, drove around through the UCLA campus, returned to be told to come back about two.
Returning at two, and wondering if we would have to stay overnight (they close at 3), we were told they were almost finished, to go back inside and wait. About 10 minutes later, we were called to the window, given our passports and sent on our way.
In about 4 hours, we got our renewed passports and can now breath easier about that.
All in all, a very positive experience from several friendly and helpful federal employees.

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