How To Get A Passport Fast – The Quick, No-stress Way To Rush Your Passport Application

Do you want to get a passport fast?

You certainly do if you plan to travel abroad within two weeks and still don’t have a valid passport. Airlines won’t let you on the plane without one but waiting 4 to 12 weeks for regular processing won’t cut it.

Having to rush your passport application process can be stressful. If you are feeling pressured at this time, I fully understand what you are going through. I had to get my travel document in less than three weeks and that included the Christmas and New Years holidays.

But I have a secret for you…and this is it.

I got my travel document in five days and so can you! In fact, you can get your passport as quickly as the same day. Want to know how?

To get your passport fast, you have a choice.

1. You can apply for your passport yourself. Or…

2. You can have someone submit your passport application for you.

Which method is best? Let’s look at each one and you can decide for yourself.

Apply for Fast Passport Services Yourself

First, you call a toll-free number to schedule an appointment. Dialing the number is easy. Getting through is another matter. It can take…forever. But, let’s suppose you do get through. Hurray for you.

Next, you have to show up at the regional passport agency for your appointment. Not a problem if you live in or near the city where it is located. I lived 7 hours away and was in the middle of final exams. I opted for method number two.

Get a Passport Expediter to Submit the Application for You

The process is pretty easy. You fill out and submit a simple online application. You send the expediting service your passport application and supporting documents. Viola. You are free to make other preparations for your trip.

There was no calling the toll-free number over and over and over again. There were no long road trips. There was an additional fee but, hey, your time and your sanity are worth something. Aren’t they?

There are hundreds of expediting services that can get your passport fast.

To find out which one I used and recommend, check out the details on how to get a passport fast.
I also provide you with 3 tips for preventing problems when applying to get a passport fast.
Click here to get your passport fast! —

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Fixing Mistakes on Your Passport Application

Everyone makes mistakes. No matter how careful you are, there’s always the possibility that you’ll make a mistake on your passport application or that the Department of State will make a mistake transcribing the information you provide onto your new passport.


How do you fix mistakes on your passport? It depends on what type of mistake was made. The good news is that you can generally get your passport corrected without having to go through the entire passport application process again.


If your passport has a printing error, like the wrong birthday or a misspelled name, you can get it corrected for free as long as it still valid. To do so, use Form DS-5504 and send it along with a copy of a document that supports your request for correction, such as a birth certificate or marriage certificate. If it’s been more than 90 days since your passport was issued, you’ll also need to send in new photos. As long as you can afford to wait for your corrected passport, the Department of State will fix it and send it back for free. If you can’t wait out the standard 6-week processing time, paying an additional $ 60 to expedite the application should cut the time down to about 3 weeks.


If you’ve changed names since your passport was issued, the first thing you need to do it take a look at the issue date. If it was issued less than a year ago, you can also use Form DS-5504, following the procedure above.


However, if it has been more than a year, you’ll need to submit passport renewal application form DS-82 by mail. Enclose your passport, the form, 2 photos and legal documentation of the name change, along with the passport renewal fee of $ 110.

If you need to expedite, pay an additional $ 60 plus the fees for overnight shipping.




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

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