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How do I renew my passport quickly for a trip to Haiti in July?

by Mark
(Marmora, NJ)

Question: I'm going on a trip with my church to Haiti on July 18-28. I just realized my passport expired last January. Should I make an appointment to have it renewed in person in Philadelphia, PA since I live about 1.5 hours away, or via mail?

Answer: If you meet all the criteria, you can renew your passport by mail. Routine service takes 4-6 weeks so that is out of the question.

Expedited passport renewal by mail takes 2-3 weeks unless some problem occurs. (e.g., forgot to mail payment, forgot to sign application, passport photo not acceptable, etc.)

The Philadelphia Passport Agency only attends to U.S. citizens whose departure date is less than two weeks away.

For complete instructions and to download the form, click the link below.

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