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US Passports - How Long with Expedited Service?

Aug 13th, 2007, 08:13 AM
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US Passports - How Long with Expedited Service?

I'm traveling with a group to the UK in October. There's a possibility that two others may join us, but neither has a current passport. I believe one would be a renewal and one would be a new application. I know things were crazy at the passport offices, but haven't seen much new info on Fodors in the past few weeks - does anyone know how long it will (actually) take to get a passport using expedited service? We'll be leaving Oct. 19, so we have about ten weeks, but we probably won't know if they plan to come for another week or so.

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Aug 13th, 2007, 08:43 AM
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The timing has been all over the place. We expedited my two sons' new passports and got them in 1-1/2 weeks!

Others on this board have reported, even with expedited, it taking much, much longer.

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Aug 13th, 2007, 08:45 AM
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I sent mine in for renewal in July expediated service and it took 3 weeks. Mine was a renewal. I would recommend that your friends apply now, expediated regardless(if they can afford it). Then, they have it whether they go on a trip now or later.
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Aug 13th, 2007, 09:03 AM
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Hi J,

The passport office website says it is taking about 3 weeks for expedited service with overnight delivery service both ways.

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Aug 13th, 2007, 09:14 AM
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Thanks, everyone, for sharing your experiences! I'm relieved - wasn't sure whether to believe the official web site or not.
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Aug 13th, 2007, 09:54 AM
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My son and I also received our passports through expedited in about 1 1/2 weeks. I was very relieved!!!
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Aug 13th, 2007, 10:30 AM
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>...wasn't sure whether to believe the official web site or not.<

So young and so cynical.

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Aug 13th, 2007, 12:21 PM
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Ira, it's sad but true.
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