US Passport Guide – Comprehensive Online Guide to Passport & Visa
Online Passport & Visas
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US Passport Guide was designed to be a comprehensive online portal for all of your passport, visa and travel needs. If you’re a United States citizen with a big international trip coming up and have questions about where to go to obtain a new United States passport, the proper procedure to use to get new blank visa pages or if you have questions you’d like to see answered regarding expedited passport processing, US Passport Guide is proud to be your resource of choice for all of this and more.
Normal US Passport Services
In order to apply for a United States passport, you will need to first download the appropriate form from the Internet and fill it out. You will next need to gather up all of the required documents, like proof of identity and travel confirmation (in certain cases) and submit everything along with the required payment.
Many standard functions like renewing an existing passport, adding new blank visa pages to your passport book, correcting errors, changing your name and more can all be done by mail. If you need to apply for a new passport or replace an existing one that has been lost or stolen, you will need to submit it at a passport office close to your physical location.
Expedited Passport Services
If you find that your big international trip is coming up and you do not have the time to wait the four to six weeks (or longer) for processing, expedited passport services can definitely be the friend you need when you need it the most. You will still need to gather all required documents, complete your application and pay the fees (which will be larger because you’re expediting your passport), but the processing time can be cut down to as little as two to three weeks in many situations. You will also need to use an express delivery method when mailing, write the term “expedite” on the envelope and pay an overnight delivery fee to make sure everything gets to where it’s going safe and sound.
Regional Passport Agencies
If two to three weeks is still too long to wait, you can use a regional passport agency to cut the processing time of your passport application down to as little as 24 to 48 hours in many situations. An authorized third party will come to your home or place of business, collect all of the documents that you’ve gathered and submit them on your behalf. That third party will then take everything to a passport processing center located in the nearest major city like New York City, Chicago, Washington DC or more. Once everything is processed, they will then return to you with your official United States passport and you can begin your trip completely free from worry and as you had originally planned it. There will be an additional fee for this service as well.