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Old February 5th, 2007, 03:39 PM
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Hey yall. I was wondering what the normal turnaround time is to recieve your passport once you go apply is? They say its 8 weeks which will be cutting it very close to the time we want to cruise and I was just curious how long it took most to recieve theirs back.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 03:52 PM
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I've seen people say the turn around was 5 weeks. If your worried, you can pay a little extra and get it back in a week.

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Old February 5th, 2007, 04:06 PM
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"Routine Service

Include your departure date on your application

After you apply - You will receive your passport: Ordinarily, within 6 weeks. However, processing times can vary depending on workload and occasional unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters. During busier times, such as the summer travel season, we encourage customers to expedite their applications if traveling in less than 8 weeks."

"Expedited Service

Cost, in addition to regular application fees, is $60 per application plus overnight delivery costs.

Two-way overnight delivery is strongly suggested.

If you mail in - clearly mark Expedited on the envelope.

Passport applications sent together or at the same time do not necessarily remain together.

Passports will be mailed separately.

After you apply - You will receive your passport:Ordinarily, if you paid additionally for expedited service and two-way overnight delivery within about 2 weeks."


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Old February 5th, 2007, 05:12 PM
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I submitted an application for my two kids on Jan 6th at the Clerk of Court office. Had their passports in hand on Feb 3rd. You can track the progress online, but if you are in doubt about the time frame, pay the extra.

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Old February 28th, 2007, 10:22 PM
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I had to just have my passport reissued for my upcoming cruise and they said 8 weeks...while checking my status online through travel.gov i noticed the estimated time was nine weeks i called that same day and paid the extra $60 to expedite it and it was shipped the very next day...you will get it promptly if you pay extra.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 08:50 PM
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I can't speak for americans, but I can say that if your Canadian and travelling in May, GOOD LUCK!!! Passports turn around time in Canada is at least 6-8 weeks. Everyone is rushing to get their passports because of the new laws for travelling to the US. The last few months the line up at the passport office has been out the door, and that is at 8am.....Most cases people are waiting at least 8 hours to drop off their applications. The passport processing is working major overtime, but still can't keep up. It appears that most Canadians are getting their passports, even though some people don't necessarily need it (like if your travelling non-stop to Mexico..)
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Old March 1st, 2007, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by misguidedangel
.... Everyone is rushing to get their passports because of the new laws for travelling to the US. The last few months the line up at the passport office has been out the door, and that is at 8am.....
I'm so glad to know that we Americans are not the only ones who have procrastinated getting passports! My DH and I got ours a couple of years ago, without any problem, and DS, DIL, and precious grandbaby got their's early last year. So glad we don't have to worry about that now.

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Old March 1st, 2007, 11:03 PM
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I turned my application in at our local courthouse on Jan. 12th. According to the passport status website, my projected delivery date in March 8th. A week ago it showed Feb. 27, now it has been updated to show March 8th. I guess they could change that date again if needed.
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