Thanks for replying. I'm leaving in a month. I googled this and I guess I need to find a passport agency and apply there for the expedited service?I believe the only place to do an expedited passport is through US PAssport Agency. You can file at post offices...but I think expedited service is still a couple weeks. When are you leaving?
Yes, definitely find your nearest Passport agency, call & make an appointment and go in person. They'll tell you what to bring (including your airline tickets/reservation to show you are leaving the country on X date). They can process it in a few days.Thanks for replying. I'm leaving in a month. I googled this and I guess I need to find a passport agency and apply there for the expedited service?
^^^OOOO! I use CIBT for all of my work travel, but thought CIBT only provided services to businesses. Didn't know anyone can use them. Thanks, Christine!
ITA with Christine, CIBT is AWESOME!!! They are very knowledgable and will handle everything for you. They are amazing and everytime I've had to get a visa, extra passport pages, etc. they handled it quickly and professionally, without any problems.
The downside is that they are very expensive but to me it's worth it (oh yeah, and my company picks up the bill anyway )
But if you have a month and don't want to pay a lot, I'd still recommend going to your nearest passport agency.
Jill - I am a bit confused. So far only CIBT was mentioned here as an excellent place to have passports renewed - by myself and another long term member. I can speak for myself - I work for a Fortune 500 company that *ONLY* uses CIBT for passports and Visas. In fact, I would not recommend it to users here if they did not do an excellent job at all times - better, in fact, than the US Government. For example, if I had to go through my renewal with the US Govt - I would have required a day off work and several hundred miles on my car.. but I digress.Yes, please ONLY go through the official U.S. passport agency. Those other websites/places are not endorsed by the U.S. government, and they actively discourage people from using outside sources.