2013 Year In Review

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Passport Renewal in Washington, DC

Depending on how quickly you need your passport renewal processed, there are a few different passport renewal possibilities. Let’s take a look at the different options that Washington, DC residents have for renewing their passports so that you can determine which option is the most appropriate for your situation.


The first option is simply to send in your passport renewal form by mail. You can apply for passport renewal by mail as long as you have not lost your current passport or had it stolen, it is undamaged, it is less than 15 years old and as long you have legal records to support any name change requests.


To renew your passport by mail, use passport renewal form DS-82 and send it in along with your old passport, 2 passport photos, and supporting legal documents if your name has changed since your last passport was issued. Also send a check for the associated fees.


Renewing your passport by mail means that you’ll have to wait a while for your passport. If you don’t request expedited processing, it’ll be about 6 weeks. If you do request expedited processing and pay the additional $ 60 fee, it’ll be about 3 weeks.


But wait a minute…this is Washington, DC, where the entire Federal government is headquartered. Surely you can get a passport in Washington in less than 3 weeks, right? Actually, yes you can, as long as you can show that you’ll be leaving the country in the next 14 days and don’t have one. Just make an appointment at the Washington, DC passport agency office, located on 1111 19th Street, N.W.

To make an appointment, call 1-877-487-2778.


If you can’t make it down to the passport agency office but you need your passport in a hurry, your final alternative is to use a private passport expediting company to submit your passport application for you.


Alison Kroulek is a freelance writer and blogger with a focus on the travel industry.

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Take A Good Passport Photo

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How to Get a Child Passport

Kids need passports just like adults, but getting them can be something of a challenge. The Department of State has issued a special set of rules and procedures for children under the age of 16, and it’s important to be aware of the extra steps you’ll need to take before you apply. Here’s what you need to know to get a child passport:




You’ll need one passport photo to submit with your child’s application. As long as your child is old enough to understand instructions and you can bribe him to be still and not make faces, this shouldn’t be a big deal. For infants, however, child passport photo requirements can cause a good deal of consternation. First of all, the child has to be awake for the photo, looking at the camera and not crying. Second, neither the parents’ arms, a chair, nor any other means of support can be visible in the photo.


Fortunately, you don’t have to levitate the little darling- just place baby on his back on a plain white bed sheet, and pray he cooperates.




When you apply for a passport on behalf of your child, you must do so in person at a post office or other passport acceptance facility. You’ll also need the following documents:


Proof of identity for you, like a driver’s license. Bring both an original and a plain photocopy.

Proof of your relationship to the child, like the child’s birth certificate, an adoption decree or a court order giving you guardianship.

Evidence that the child is a US citizen, such as a birth certificate or a certificate of citizenship.

Proof that both parents are okay with the child being issued a passport.

The easiest way to prove parental consent is for both parents to mosey on down to the passport office. However, if this is not possible, one parent can go with a notarized “permission slip” from the other parent giving consent.

If you have sole custody of your child, you may bring one of the following: a copy of the other parent’s death certificate, a copy of the child’s birth certificate or adoption decree with only your name on it, a court order awarding sole custody to you or permitting you to travel overseas with the child, or a court order declaring the other parent incompetent.

A copy of passport application for DS-11, which you will fill out on behalf of your child.


Once you’ve gotten everything together, simply go to the post office, pay the required child passport fees and the passport agent will send your child’s paperwork to the Department of State for processing. The new passport should arrive in about 6 weeks for regular processing and about 3 weeks for expedited processing.



Alison Kroulek is a freelance writer and blogger with a focus on the travel industry.

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