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Old Jan 18, 18, 4:25 pm
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Dropped my application in the mail this evening, meaning the USPS is likely to pick it up on 1/19/18. Non-expedited renewal. Will try to remember to update.
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Old Jan 19, 18, 1:02 am
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Originally Posted by chgoeditor View Post
Dropped my application in the mail this evening, meaning the USPS is likely to pick it up on 1/19/18. Non-expedited renewal. Will try to remember to update.
Better hope there is no government shutdown.
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Old Jan 19, 18, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by Jaimito Cartero View Post
Better hope there is no government shutdown.
Shoot! Wasn't even thinking about that

Fortunately I'm not flying until the third week in March.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 11:49 pm
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1/10 Dropped off renewal application
1/13 Delivered to PA
1/18 Check cashed
1/22 Online Status: Processing
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Old Jan 24, 18, 2:58 pm
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1/24/18 Passport has been printed
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Old Jan 24, 18, 4:05 pm
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Applied 2018-01-23 for passport applications for two minor children, one new, one renewal. I will update progress. One change was that now appointments are required at our local Post Office, or we would have applied several weeks earlier but needed to wait for a timeslot.

Previous history:
2013: standard processing (not expedited) passports in ~2 weeks.
April 10, 2017. Applied for two new passports at Post Office. Sent two old passports in for renewal. Unfortunately, minor passports are processed as new applications (not as renewals). Standard 6-8 week processing. Not processed in time. Paid expedite fee and drove ~700 miles one way to nearest passport agency to pick up in person on June 9, 2017.
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Old Jan 24, 18, 4:12 pm
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I've been going to my AAA office for passport photos. I get one free set per year as part of my membership and discounts on additional ones. It's pretty convenient too, and very fast.
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Old Jan 24, 18, 4:24 pm
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My alma mater, UW Milwaukee has an Center for International Education. They take passport photos for anyone, not just alumni. Awesome prices, too:
  • 1 Photo: $5.00
  • 2 Photos: $8.00
  • 4 Photos: $13.00
  • 6 Photos: $18.00
  • 8 Photos: $23.00
  • $5 per each additional set
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Old Jan 24, 18, 6:34 pm
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Applied for: 1 x Adult renewal. Large book. Routine service.

1/9: Arrived Philadelphia
1/12: Check cashed
1/22: Your passport is in the final stages of processing
1/24: Received new passport from Portsmouth, NH

New number is 112 million+ more than the old one.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 3:37 pm
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Originally Posted by chgoeditor View Post
Dropped my application in the mail this evening, meaning the USPS is likely to pick it up on 1/19/18. Non-expedited renewal. Will try to remember to update.
My passport check was cashed yesterday (1/24/18).
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Old Jan 27, 18, 1:56 pm
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Passport has arrived, and it is beautiful!
Issue Date is 1/23/18
It came from Dulles, VA
Had a tracking number on it, but they forgot to email it to me.

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Old Jan 28, 18, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by pollypocket53132 View Post
Passport has arrived, and it is beautiful!
Issue Date is 1/23/18
It came from Dulles, VA
Had a tracking number on it, but they forgot to email it to me.
It's beautiful? Has the design been updated?
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Old Jan 28, 18, 1:55 am
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Same design, its just got that "hot off the press" look, and is 52 pages
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Old Jan 28, 18, 3:01 pm
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I typed in the tracking number--turns out passport was actually mailed from Tucson, AZ.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 1:00 pm
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Received old passport 1/29/18
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