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Current US passport wait? (Merged Threads)

Old May 29, 16, 8:33 pm
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About three weeks. Received them back last week.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 12:17 am
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Expedited only took one week.
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Old Jun 8, 16, 2:28 pm
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Two new data points from two of my family members:
- 1 standard passport book renewal (no card), mailed 5/10/16, payment processed on 5/15, old and new passport books received in the mail (separate envelopes) on 5/24-- 14 days total.
- 1 standard passport book renewal (no card, but the book is a 52-pager), mailed 5/10/16, payment processed on 5/15, new book received on 6/8-- 29 days total. Still waiting on old book.

Neither was expedited, so no clue why one was 2 weeks faster than the other. In both cases the passport status tracker online updated promptly, but email notifications did not work. I got the "Your passport application is in the final processing stages." status online 1 day before it was sent out 2 day priority mail. NPIC phone support was able to give me the USPS tracking number once it hit final processing. In both cases it arrived a few days earlier than the estimate reflected online, and overall time was 2 and 4 weeks respectively, while the current estimated standard processing time is 6 weeks.
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Old Jun 10, 16, 1:05 pm
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Sent mine off for renewal on 5/20/16 for book and card.
Info received in Philadelphia on 5/23/16, payment processed 5/25/16
Received passport book 6/9/16
Received card 6/10/16
Still waiting on the old passport to come back. All of this was done via standard processing and the Memorial Day holiday was mixed in.
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Old Aug 18, 16, 5:05 pm
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Sent mine for renewal on 08/08/2016 for book; selected expedited option. Received passport today 08/18/2016.
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Old Nov 16, 16, 7:47 pm
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I just did mine, expedited, through Philly.
- I overnighted it the 7th (because I live on the opposite side of the country)
- Check was cashed on the 8th
- In the online system the 9th
- System said it was done on the 15th
- It arrived today, the 16th

Card and old passport will come back later, I will update then.

In any case, I am pleased!

Update: card arrived a couple days after book, cancelled passport came a couple days after. All three were back inside the two-week period. I had really only expected the book in that timeframe.

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Old Dec 9, 16, 1:56 pm
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I mailed both my wife and my passport renewals by US First Class mail to Philly on the evening of 11/22. Her's arrived in the mail today (12/9). The old passport was returned in a separate envelope. Processed and received in a little over 2 weeks. Her status online states it's still in final processing and we should get it by 12/11. On budget and early, not typical government work. Mine still says it's being processed.
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Old Dec 10, 16, 1:42 am
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Old Dec 10, 16, 11:34 am
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Old Dec 17, 16, 3:47 pm
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2 renewal apps mailed US First Class mail to Philly on the evening of 11/22

Wife's delivered on 12/9. (Processed and received in a little over 2 weeks.)

Mine delivered today, 12/17 (Processed and received in a little over 3 weeks.)

I'm not sure why mine took more than an extra week. The old passports were returned in a separate envelope.
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Old Dec 30, 16, 9:09 am
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Renewal sent in by ordinary mail: 3 weeks

I sent my renewal application in with my old US passport (not due to expire for another 11 months) on December 9, 2016. The new passport was in my mailbox on December 29, 2016.

As another information point, I mailed everything in using the ordinary mail -- over 2 ounces, so it cost 89 cents in postage. No tracking, no expedited handling. I knew things were working out fine when my check cleared just before Christmas.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 9:48 pm
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I sent my passport in to be renewed January 11th, priority, and was told it would be scheduled to get to Philadelphia on the 13th.

I have the tracking number, and as of January 13th at 4am, it just says in transit to destination (with expected delivery data of January 13th.) Is it possible it did get delivered, but since its to a PO box, it just didn't get scanned? It was last scanned here in Colorado on the 11th, so nothing east of here. My check hasn't been cashed yet.
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Old Jan 19, 17, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by BThumme View Post
I sent my passport in to be renewed January 11th, priority, and was told it would be scheduled to get to Philadelphia on the 13th.

I have the tracking number, and as of January 13th at 4am, it just says in transit to destination (with expected delivery data of January 13th.) Is it possible it did get delivered, but since its to a PO box, it just didn't get scanned? It was last scanned here in Colorado on the 11th, so nothing east of here. My check hasn't been cashed yet.
You can check the status of your passport application by phone or online:
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Old Jan 19, 17, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by TWA884 View Post
You can check the status of your passport application by phone or online:
I tried that, but it said not in the system. I just checked USPS site though, and it says it just got to Philadelphia this morning and is delayed, with no new delivery. So it looks like it got stuck somewhere for a couple days. Kind of scary with all the personal information that's on the application. Should get to the processing center soon hopefully.
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Old Feb 7, 17, 9:36 am
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20 days not expedited
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