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Is it possible to get a passport within a week of when I apply.

by Daniel
(Los Angeles, Ca.)

Question: I am waiting on my birth certificate as of 8/2 and need to have my passport by 8/12 in order to pay my ticket off in full to Israel for trip on 10/11. What are my options for getting my passport as quickly as possible? Is there a certain Passport Office I should go to in Los Angeles or will the post office do a rush delivery?

Answer: In order to obtain your passport in less than a week, you need to submit the application at the Los Angeles passport agency. Applying for expedited service at a passport application acceptance facility (post office) would require 2-3 weeks to get your travel document.

The State Department "requires" applicants to schedule an appointment but there may not be an opening within such a short time frame. In this case, you have a couple of options.

One, you can visit the regional agency without an appointment. You will more than likely be allowed to submit the application although we cannot guarantee this.

Two, you can get a professional expediting service to submit the application for you. Since expediters visit regional agencies on a daily basis, they can obtain passports for clients as quickly as the same day.

For more information, click the appropriate links below.

Los Angeles Passport Agency

Professional Passport Expediting

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