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Practical Tips to Help You
Prevent Passport Expediting Problems

All the tips for regular passport processing also apply when expediting your passport but there are three more that are specifically relevant to acquiring your passport quickly.

Get your new passport application adjudicated.

Some people mail their application for a new passport directly to the passport expeditor thinking that the latter can present it to the passport acceptance agent. They can't. The person applying for a new passport must personally appear before the acceptance agent.

Send an Authorization Form

No passport expediting company can present your passport application to the State Department without your written authorization. You can get this form from the passport expeditor you choose to contract. Print the authorization form, fill it out and sign it.

If you are applying for a new passport, make sure that the acceptance agent does not seal it in the envelope that the courier service will carry to the State Department. If this happens, the expediting service will not be able to open the envelope to get it out. Therefore, they will not be able to present your passport application for processing.

Send your itinerary.

If you purchased your ticket online (e-ticket), you can print either the confirmation message in your browser screen or the email confirmation and send that. If you go through a travel agency, ask your travel agent to print out a copy for you. If no printed itinerary is available, you can personally type one and print it out.

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Passport Expediting FAQ

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