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How do I get same day passports for children if I live in South Carolina?

by Maurice
(South Carolina)

Question: I live in South Carolina. I am in the army stationed in Korea and I came home to get my wife and kids. I want to know if there is anyway I could come to an office nearby, do all the paperwork and pick up the passport the same day for 2 kids. They are age 3 and 2.

Answer: There are only two ways to get same day passports. One, you can personally visit a regional passport agency and submit the applications there. Two, you can get a professional expediting service to submit the forms for you.

The closest regional agency to you is the one in DC. Normally, you need to make an appointment by calling 1-877-487-2778. If there is no time to schedule the appointment and wait, you can just show up.

In order to get the passports, the children must appear with both parents at the agency. For a complete list of the forms and documents you need to submit, click the link below.

Applying for Child's Passport

For more information about the DC agency, click the link below.

Washington DC Passport Agency

If you are unable to travel to the DC agency yourself, you can get an expediter to submit the applications for you. Note, since you are applying for passports for minors, you and your wife will still have to personally appear before an official passport agency before sending the applications to the expediting service.

For a list of passport application acceptance facilities where you can do this, click the link below.

South Carolina Passport Offices

To apply for expedited service, click the link below.

Expedite Passports for Children

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What is the quickest way to get passports for infants?

Questions: I need passports for my newborn infants as I am traveling internationally in April - what is the quickest way to obtain them. I live in Kansas City, MO?

Answer: For each infant, you need to submit a completed but unsigned application Form DS-11, a passport photo, evidence of U.S. citizenship, evidence of relationship, parent's photo ID and photocopies of identification documents.

There is an application fee of $110, an execution fee of $25 and an expedited service fee of $60 per applicant. In addition you can add $14.85 for overnight delivery of each passport.

Here are your options for expediting the application process.

1. Passport Application Acceptance Facility in Kansas City - 2 to 3 weeks or more.

The infants must appear with both parents or one parent who submits either notarized consent from the non-applying parent or evidence of sole legal custody.

Missouri Passport Offices

2. Regional Passport Agency - as fast as the same day

The infants must appear with both parents or one parent who submits either notarized consent from the non-applying parent or evidence of sole legal custody. Location closest to Kansas City are Hot Springs (AR), Aurora (CO), Minneapolis (MN), Chicago (IL) and Dallas (TX).

U.S. Passport Agency List

3. Registered Expediting Service - as fast as 24-48 hours

If you choose to use this service, the infants first have to appear at a passport office in Kansas City with both parents to have the applications adjudicated. Instead of mailing them directly to the National Passport Processing Center, you will send the sealed packets to the expediting service.

Expedited Passports for Infants

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How do I expedite my children's passports?

by Judith

Question: I am so short of time to renew or get new passports for my children. I know it can be done but it seems every passport service agency that I've inquired are all asking for a plane ticket as one of the requirements but in our case were not flying. We are driving to Canada next week so what do we need to do? Please I need a quick response. Thank you so much.

Answer: Children under 16 do not need to present a passport when traveling to Canada by land. If your children are 15 or younger, they only need to present proof of U.S. citizenship such as a birth certificate when exiting and re-entering the United States.

If your children are 16 or older or you just want to get passports for them, then we recommend you contact Fastport Passport for assistance with expediting the passport applications. You can access their website by clicking the link below.

Expedite Passports for Minors

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How do I expedite my daughter's passport application?

by Janet
(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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How Do I Expedite A Passport for an Infant?

by Rene
(Newark, Ohio, USA)

Question: My husband and I are moving (driving) to Alaska mid-April with our newborn who will be 1 month old. I had recently called and talked to someone about needing a passport for our son and I was told that all I would need is the original birth certificate.

Since my husband needs to be back in Alaska on a certain date due to his army station, we will need to get a passport for our son within a couple days. We will be traveling through Canada. What will I need to have and what will I need to do to get my son a passport to get to Alaska?

Answer: Your child does NOT need a passport either to enter Canada or to return to the United States via Alaska. All you are required to present is a certified birth certificate for your infant.

However, if you desire to obtain a passport for your child before departing for Alaska, you can apply for expedited service by clicking the link below.

Apply to Expedite Child's Passport

After completing the online application, you need to visit the nearest application acceptance facility and present form DS-11 and all supporting documents to an agent.

Once you have taken the oath and signed form DS-11, you need to send the sealed packet to the expediting service.

For a list of acceptance facilities in your area, click the link below.

Ohio Passport Offices

Again, you can travel to Alaska with your infant with only a certified birth certificate. You can then apply for a passport for your child. If you prefer this option, you can click the link below for a list of acceptance facilities in Alaska.

Alaska Passport Offices

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