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How do I get a passport expedited in 3 days at a regional agency?

by Frederick
(Downingtown, Penna. USA)

Question: I am traveling on July 29 to Nassau, Bahamas and need to get a passport. I have a completed passport application, my passport photo, birth certificate/proof of US citizenship, a money order made out to the US Dept. of State, a copy of my itinerary, and a valid PA drivers license for identification.

I tried using the automated appointment system and the next available appointment is on 7/30 at 8:30AM, which is too late for me. How do I get a passport expedited in 3 days visiting a regional agency? What can I do?

Answer: I recommend you visit the Philadelphia regional agency without an appointment. I cannot guarantee that you will be able to submit your application if you do this but many have. I have never heard of an American citizen in need of an expedited passport in such a short period of time being turned away.

If you arrive at the regional agency when it opens tomorrow and are allowed in, then you should get your passport the same day. If you are not allowed to submit the application, then you would still have time to submit it through a professional expediting service.

For directions to the regional agency, click the link below.

Philadelphia Passport Agency

Note, the birth certificate must be an original or a certified copy and you also need to submit a photocopy of your photo ID (driver's license). Make sure the payment is for the correct amount.

If you prefer not to take the risk of visiting the Philadelphia agency without an appointment, you can initiate the expediting process through a private expediter by clicking the link below.

Apply to Expedite Passport

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