Notices

Time to process US passport

Reply

Dec 3rd, 2012, 06:28 AM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,704
Time to process US passport

For those of you who have renewed passports recently, how long did it take from the time you mailed your renewal info in until you got your new one? Did you send it expedited? Does anyone know if they cash the checks as soon as they receive them or if they wait until they've processed and sent the passport out?
JulieVikmanis is offline  
Reply With Quote
Dec 3rd, 2012, 07:51 AM
  #2
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,981
Two data points for you: We sent my mother's in for renewal (regular processing) in early October and she got it back in just over two weeks. I sent mine in (expedited) at the end of October and had it back in eight business days.

Re: the check, I mailed in my passport on Oct 26, and according to my bank records the check cleared on Nov 13. No idea if this is standard for processing the checks, though.
ms_go is online now  
Reply With Quote
Dec 3rd, 2012, 08:12 AM
  #3
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 349
I did mine in October also. It took a little less than 3 weeks with routine processing. However, the check cleared the bank really fast in less than a week.
lrock5 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Dec 3rd, 2012, 09:30 AM
  #4
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,472
I did mine in October too. From day I mailed it to day I got it back, excactly 2 weeks.
amyb is online now  
Reply With Quote
Dec 3rd, 2012, 09:47 AM
  #5
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 54
It took 3 weeks to get my new passport
DobbyTheTurtle is offline  
Reply With Quote
Dec 3rd, 2012, 09:53 AM
  #6
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,647
Can't comment on timing for renewal - but you must have the funds in the account as of the day they receive your request. If not - it may just be returned to you.

And I know it's none of my business - but I can;t imagine anyone with the few $ for a passport renewal would have the money to travel abroad.
nytraveler is offline  
Reply With Quote
Dec 3rd, 2012, 10:25 AM
  #7
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,704
Thanks all for the info. I'm not going to worry yet. We sent it expedited about 3 weeks ago and the check hasn't been cashed yet. No problem with funds in the bank. Just wondering if the fact that they haven't cashed it could mean it hasn't been received.
JulieVikmanis is offline  
Reply With Quote
Dec 3rd, 2012, 10:33 AM
  #8
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,981
Julie, you can check status online:

https://passportstatus.state.gov/ops..._Status_ip.asp
ms_go is online now  
Reply With Quote
Dec 3rd, 2012, 04:00 PM
  #9
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,704
Thanks ms_go, I did and found out what's what. Embarrassed to say that we sent the $60 per passport for expedited processing but never found the info about the basic $110 per person charge for the actual passports. Rectifying post-haste. Should have everything cleared up and passports in hand well in advance of our Jan. leave date. Thanks to all for your useful info.
JulieVikmanis is offline  
Reply With Quote
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:29 AM.