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Old Jul 29, 19, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by decoybob View Post
Data for non-expired renewal:
July 10 - Mailed from local Post Office
July 11 - Delivered to Philadelphia Processing Center
July 15 - Check cashed
July 29 - New passport received
Was this standard or expedited?
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Old Jul 29, 19, 12:58 pm
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Was this standard or expedited?
Standard.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by decoybob View Post
Standard.
Wow - less than 3 weeks. That's awesome!
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Old Aug 1, 19, 12:42 pm
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another datapoint

June 22: Sent in application for standard renewal
June 26: Application delivered
June 27: Check cleared
July 26: Received processing email
July 29: Received application approved/printing email, with expected delivery on or around 8/4
August 1: Received passport (tracking says it was sent on July 30)
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Old Aug 3, 19, 10:24 am
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It takes more than 8 weeks for our infant's passport

Around 6/9 (Applied at @USPS, pictures taken there)
6/11 Application received
6/12 Check cashed
6/28 New picture requested (I guess they didn't like the positioning)
6/30 New picture sent
7/29 We got it expedited
8/10 Approved
8/12 We got the passport :-)

edit: 8/6 Called the number and its expedited and with the "agency". Starting to worry, about 10 days left before our flight.
edit: 8/9 its more than 8 weeks now since the application was received and more than 8 days since it was expedited - still nada.
edit: 8/10 its finally approved and it was shipped - estimated delivery on 8/13, 3 days before traveling.

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Old Aug 5, 19, 12:37 am
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July 2nd: Appointment at USPS in Tampa FL
July 6th: Application received and processing
July 30th: Application processing
July 31st: Passport printing and shipped.
August 2nd: Passport delivered.

This was using standard delivery for 2 people that never had a passport prior.


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Old Aug 5, 19, 6:52 pm
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With travel within two weeks went in at 8am with no appointment, passports at 2pm---and my new record, one of the passports had an error so I got a new corrected passport in 23 minutes!
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Old Aug 5, 19, 11:40 pm
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Standard: 4 weeks from west coast.

Dusting off the old account! This thread was quite helpful when determining whether to expedite or not!

July 5th: USPS counter with application and documents in LA (lost passport and needed to make an appointment)
July 30th: Passport status still stuck at NOT FOUND
July 31st: Email with tracking that my passport has shipped.
August 2nd: Received passport
August 5th: Received personal documents

This was a faster turnaround than I had anticipated given I had to reapply rather than renew. It seems as though the verification of my documents was the hold-up. They went to the Charleston Passport Center in Virginia, my check was cleared there on the 31st and the passport shipped from Arizona on the same day!

The one odd thing is the quality of the image on my passport. It looks as though there was ink transfer or it was a bad scan of my photo. The original was normal on a white background but the passport image looks like it has a bad rose-tinted Instagram filter. My partner had his renewed last year and his image is perfectly clear!
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Old Aug 9, 19, 9:28 am
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Renewal (non expired) taking significantly longer than 2 new applications

This is in regards to two first time applications for my husband and daughter (Toddler, 2) and one renewal passport with a name change for me that was not expiring for another year.

First Time Passports (Standard processing):
July 05: submitted applications
July 09: Received notification that they were in process in Philadelphia
July 10: Checks cashed
July 25: Received approval notification and shipping notification
July 29: Husband and daughter's passports delivered along with separate envelopes of supporting documents

My renewal with name change for non-expired passport (standard processing):
July 05: submitted application with marriage certificate and non-expired passport (good until April 2020)
July 09: Received notification that they were in process in Philadelphia
July 10: Checks cashed
August 2: Called Passport office since my renewal was still in process just to get an update. They noted it's not common that renewals take longer than first time passports but they noted there shouldn't be an issue receiving it by the time we need to travel.
August 9: Still noting in review

We're leaving 31Aug2019 for Mexico. I realize that I still have a bit of time (3 weeks) and the Passport Office noted I should have it in enough time, but does anyone have experience with renewals/name changes taking significantly longer than first time passport applications? I'm just getting nervous that I won't have it, and extremely frustrated that I could have traveled in my maiden name without even needing a new passport for another year.
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Old Aug 9, 19, 9:31 am
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my new passport for an infant is already more than 8 weeks in processing :-(

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Old Aug 9, 19, 11:14 am
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What office was yours sent to?

I canít believe that a renewal of a non-expired passport is taking double the time as two first time passports, one being a toddler.

I should have just booked my ticket in my maiden name and used my current passport and saved myself this headache.
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Old Aug 10, 19, 1:32 pm
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We just got the approval today, on Saturday. Almost 9 weeks from the time it was received by department of state and just 6 days before the departure. We will get the passport Monday or Tuesday, so that's really close.
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Old Aug 11, 19, 8:34 pm
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Standard Renewal
6/18 - Mailed to TX processing center
6/20 - Received
7/26 - Received letter dated 7/22? stating photo was rejected
7/27 - Mailed new photo to address in VA
8/9 - Passport approved and shipped

~7 weeks including a rejected photo
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Old Aug 12, 19, 11:12 am
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Expedited Renewal,
8/2 Mailed to PA
8/4 Delivered
8/6 Online Status Processing
8/9 Printing Email
8/9 Shipped Email
8/12 Out For Delivery
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Old Aug 16, 19, 1:00 am
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This article has background indicators on what is going on with passport processing and why things take longer than they used to take in say from 2000 to early 2017:

https://www.govexec.com/workforce/20...s-fall/159141/
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