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Is it faster to renew your expired passport or get a new passport?

Question: I need mine by the 2nd week of May. I live in Roanoke, VA and it expired last year.


Answer: It takes the State Department Bureau of Consular Services the same amount of time to process a passport renewal as it does an application for a new passport. Regular processing takes 4-6 weeks.

However, it will be faster (and less costly) for you to renew your expired passport since renewals do not require you to appear before an agent nor pay the execution fee.

For complete instructions, please click the link below.

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