Anyone renew passport lately?

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  1. FLAngie

    FLAngie DIS Veteran

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    I was wondering what your processing time for renewing US Passport. The web site says 4 to 6 weeks but I was wondering if that was their actual time. I remember when we applied the first time it was only half the time they quoted...but then again that was 10 years ago:laughing: I imagine with the new laws they have had a lot of applications recently.
     
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  3. StitchandPooh'sMom

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    DH renewed his in March. I think it took about three weeks.
     
  4. cglaura

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    I just got a new (not renewal) passport and passport card for DD17. She is going to Scotland & England for 3 weeks this summer with her grandparents :cool1: Which is mostly a happy dance for her, but also for me because I can't remember the last time I had 3 weeks all to myself!

    It took just under 4 weeks, and that was with them sending a letter back requesting more documents. I sent in the required stuff on the form, but they wanted more with her picture.

    I think a renewal would be easier though.
     
  5. wowsmom

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    We actually went today to get passports for me and my two sons. They told us 6-8 weeks. Time will tell....
     
  6. Goofyzgurl

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    I got a new one and it took about four weeks. I was so excited, this is my first time getting a passport.
     
  7. atinkerbellmom

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    The last week of April, took our kids' renewal 5 1/2 weeks. Just got them. I was told that sometime renewals take a bit longer (different department processing). I was also told that they may have taken that long because they have the question on the application of "when is your trip scheduled." we wrote; "we do not have one until late summer, it is just a renewal due to it being a week prior to exspiration". So we may have pushed it to the bottom of the pile with our reply.;)
     
  8. Darcy03231

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    I got mine renewed about a month a ago and it took 3 weeks.
     
  9. shaylahc1

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    I did mine recently and it took about a week! I was shocked at how quickly it came.
     
  10. FLAngie

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    Thanks for all the replys! There is a chance that they might be back before we go on vacation then:rotfl2:
     
  11. nless_dream

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    i did mine and i received it in about 2 weeks. was very impressed.
    remember to do it online to speed up the process.
     
  12. linmc1129

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    In March I applied for a new passport. It took only 2 weeks to get in! Leaving for Guatemala tomorrow!!
     
  13. nursetink

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    We applied for new passports the 1st week in April, and they came in about 4 weeks.
     
  14. Sarah'sMomfrom PA

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    My daughter has to renew her passport (she only had 5 years on the other one because she was under 16)--what is the cost for the renewal and will they (the Post Office) take a check? Thanks!
     
  15. Earstou

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    We got new passports in March. Ours were long expired and ds never had one before. We were told 2 weeks, but ds got his in 3 weeks and we got ours in 4 weeks. I checked the progress of ours online when ds' came (I was afraid they got lost) and it had a date in May online, which would have been 9 weeks after we applied. Really glad it didn't take that long!
     
  16. Tink&PrincessMom

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    DD19 just got a new (not renewal) passport for her trip to Japan later this summer. It took 4 weeks!
     
  17. FLAngie

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    It was $75 to renew a passport book. $45 for a passport card. We had to mail ours off to the National Passport Processing Center in PA.
     

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