How do I expedite my daughter's passport application?
(Millis, MA 02054)
QuestionI applied for my daughter's passport on February 12. I received a letter on March 19th from the NH Passport Center telling me that the birth certificate I submitted was not acceptable. I did not realize I had to send in a long form. I spoke to a very nice woman at the center who directed me to get the long form. She told me that if I could send it in right away we would get the passport within the time needed for my daughter's departure date of April 15th. I sent the needed birth certificate with the letter I had received on Monday, March 21st.
I just went on line to check the status and find that we are in the 4-6 week cycle and that is just not going to work. My daughter has raised all the money for this service trip to Nicaragua. I need help getting her passport ASAP. I should mention that the woman with whom I spoke said if I were to pay $72, I could expedite the process but she did not think I needed to do that. PLEASE HELP ME. WHAT DO I DO NOW???Answer:
It is possible that your daughter's passport could arrive before her departure date without the need for further intervention. While routine service is estimated to take 4-6 weeks, it can take less time.
Once the application form and supporting documents have been submitted, the only way to get expedited service is to visit a regional passport agency. If the passport has not arrived within one week of your daughter's departure date, you can visit the Boston Passport Agency
to get the passport.
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