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Old Feb 20, 19, 1:29 pm
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Found this super helpful so I wanted to give my timeline.

Renewed adult passport regular service through Philadelphia.

Jan 20ish: Mailed
Jan 24: Delivered
Jan 25: Check Cleared
Feb 20: Processing complete and passport printed
Feb 23: Received new passport

Whole process took about 30-35 days. It looks like it's taking slightly longer than it has in the past for regular service.

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Old Feb 24, 19, 2:35 pm
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Active passport (book only) renewal, standard processing

1.18.19 mailed to Philadelphia via priority mail
1.20.19 delivered (this was a Sunday and the next day was MLK day)
1.22.19 signed up for email updates
1.24.19 received email locator no. assigned (prompting me to check my bank and noticed my check cleared)
2.20.19 received 2 emails - passport printed and passport shipped w/tracking info
2.23.19 new passport delivered

5 weeks and 1 day door to door
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Old Feb 25, 19, 7:17 am
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Passport and Passport Card Renewal, standard processing

Jan 16, 2019: Mailed from Virginia to Philadelphia, Priority Mail
Jan 22, 2019: Check cashed
Feb 16, 2019: New passport received in mail
Feb 20, 2019: New passport card received in mail
Still awaiting receipt of old, cancelled passport.
31 days door-to-door for passport

Interestingly, I don't know exactly when it was received in Philadelphia - to this day the tracking info still states it is 'delayed, but still in transit'. It had me quite worried but I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw that the check was cashed, and State Dept had a locator number for my application.
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Old Feb 25, 19, 1:02 pm
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Became a citizen on Feb 12th, 2019 (almost 13 months after applying). First time adult passport application on the same day.
Passport application became trackable online on Feb 18th.
Passport mailed on Feb 21st.
Passport received on Feb 25th.
I asked for expediting and next day delivery.
So 13 days in total. Happy with the outcome
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Old Feb 25, 19, 3:24 pm
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Passport renewal, standard processing. Passport expired at end of Jan 2019.

Jan 28 - mailed via USPS Priority from CA to Irving, TX
Jan 30 - delivered in TX
Jan 31 - status = "currently being processed" with locator number assigned
Feb 01 - check cleared
Feb 25 - email rec'd; processing completed & passport printed

Estimated delivery date is March 4, 2019

Thanks to everyone for posting on this, btw -- very helpful.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 10:24 am
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Anyone know if the Washington DC passport office takes walk-ins for emergency processing?

It's Sunday March 3, earliest appointment per the automated system is 0830 March 7, but we have a death emergency requiring travel March 4 evening. Could we show up Monday morning with all docs in hand and get a passport same day? Or do they release some same-day appointments first thing in the morning?
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Old Mar 3, 19, 9:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Maxwell Smart View Post
Anyone know if the Washington DC passport office takes walk-ins for emergency processing?

It's Sunday March 3, earliest appointment per the automated system is 0830 March 7, but we have a death emergency requiring travel March 4 evening. Could we show up Monday morning with all docs in hand and get a passport same day? Or do they release some same-day appointments first thing in the morning?
Not sure about the automated phone number but the online booking tool is showing reservations for tomorrow AM. There is also a different link on how emergencies are handled which seems to have access to a number for live person starting at 8am tomorrow. I am sure you won't have to wait until the 7th.

https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...ergencies.html
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Old Mar 5, 19, 12:27 am
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*****UPDATE

I received my passport, but I never got a shipment notice or tracking number, and even more odd, the online status still shows my application "is in the final processing stages." Strange! Just relieved it got here though, as my trip is coming up.

Passport renewal, standard processing. Passport expired at end of Jan 2019.

Jan 28 - mailed via USPS Priority from CA to Irving, TX
Jan 30 - delivered in TX
Jan 31 - online status = "currently being processed" with locator number assigned
Feb 01 - check cleared
Feb 25 - email rec'd; processing completed & passport printed
Feb 26 - mailed in p.m.from AR
Mar 01 - delivered in CA
present - online status continues to show it's in final stages

Thanks to everyone for posting on this, btw -- very helpful.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 11:06 am
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Passport and card renewal with expedited processing

March 4: Mailed application to PA expedited address via USPS Priority Mail (USPS Express may have cut a day off)
March 6: Delivered to PA priority processing PO Box
March 8: - e-mail app locator number is XXXXX, requested Expedited Service, time is 2-3 weeks door to door for expedited
March 13 - e-mail processed, printed, app locator number is XXXXX., requested 1-2 Day Deliver should receive passport on or about 03/16/2019.
March 13 - mailed to me via USPS express from Hot Springs, AR
March 14: Received in Southern CA
TBA: received passport card
TBA: received docs back

Mailed renewal to: Expedited National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90955
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0955

Fees:

Passport Book and Passport Card $140.00

Expedited Processing $60.00

1-2 Day Delivery $16.48 (sent to me via USPS Express for this fee)

Total Payable to Department of State $216.48

Paid $216.48 with USPS money order.

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Old Mar 11, 19, 10:30 am
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Oh man I wish I had found this sooner. I just mailed my passport today for renewal, not expedited.

Mailed - 3/11
Estimated delivery 3/14

My trip is on 4/12. Maybe I should have expedited it.

Freaking out.
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Old Mar 11, 19, 9:07 pm
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Hope you get it in time for your trip
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Old Mar 12, 19, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by InfrequentFlyer2 View Post
Oh man I wish I had found this sooner. I just mailed my passport today for renewal, not expedited.

Mailed - 3/11
Estimated delivery 3/14

My trip is on 4/12. Maybe I should have expedited it.

Freaking out.
You should get a passport application locator number in a couple of days. You can find it here. Contact the National Passport Information Center as soon as you get that number and you should be able to change your application to an expedited one.

I mailed my application on 2/16. I have a locator number but nothing else has happened yet.
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Old Mar 12, 19, 9:42 am
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Thanks so much for the info.

Do you think since I put the date of my trip on the application, that I can get it fast enough without the expedited? I'm surprised that you have sent yours weeks ago and haven't had anything processed yet.
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Old Mar 12, 19, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by InfrequentFlyer2 View Post
Thanks so much for the info.

Do you think since I put the date of my trip on the application, that I can get it fast enough without the expedited? I'm surprised that you have sent yours weeks ago and haven't had anything processed yet.
Judging by recent history in this thread, I think you're cutting it really close for standard processing. I don't know whether they bump applications up based on the trip date, but I wouldn't count on that happening.

You should be able to get your application switched to expedited handling and receive it with time to spare.
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Old Mar 13, 19, 8:33 am
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Feb 16: mailed passport first class.
Feb 21: online status shows passport received at center and processing.
March 13, 1:01 AM: "We have finished processing your passport, and it has been printed."
March 13, 2:47 AM: "Your tracking number is nnnnn and the expected date of delivery is 03/18/2019."

Will post again when the passport arrives.
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