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Current US passport wait? (Merged Threads)

Old Sep 26, 19, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by naumank View Post
Does it take longer to renew a passport than applying for a new one? (Regular processing)
Going by history: no, at least not generally.
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Old Sep 26, 19, 10:49 am
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Expedited service for non-expired renewal of passport book, due to name change by marriage:

9/17: App sent via USPS from Oregon via Priority Mail
9/19: Received for processing
9/20: Application Status: In Process
9/23: Check was cashed
9/24: Application Status: Approved
9/27: Delivery of Passport Scheduled

Altogether a 10-day turnaround. Really quick.
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Old Sep 27, 19, 2:38 pm
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Routine renewal service for non-expired passport

9/16 Sent via USPS Priority Mail
9/23 Received for processing
9/24 Approved and Shipped
9/27 Delivered

That was unexpectedly fast.
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Old Oct 1, 19, 4:16 pm
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Received an email today stating my passport renewal had been approved and would be printing. Two hours later I received another email, stating that they had received it on September 13th and that they were now reviewing my application?! My husband also received the approval email and has already received a shipping notice. Does this mean there was a problem with the photo, or am I panicking too soon?
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Old Oct 2, 19, 1:31 am
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First time and renewal at Frankfurt consulate

Not sure if this belongs here, but I applied for my son's CRBA and passport at the Frankfurt consulate in September and 8 days later received both (from the consulate), which means they received them from the US at least a couple of days prior. I'd also renewed my passport card in person and received that too. Super fast.
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Old Oct 2, 19, 3:58 am
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Originally Posted by cafeconleche View Post
Not sure if this belongs here, but I applied for my son's CRBA and passport at the Frankfurt consulate in September and 8 days later received both (from the consulate), which means they received them from the US at least a couple of days prior. I'd also renewed my passport card in person and received that too. Super fast.
4-14 calendar days is normal for CRBA + first US passport to be back for a young US citizen child when it comes to ACS in the EU. It's been this way for years, and no expedite fee is applicable for such turns. The variance in processing times has been lower than it is for domestic US applications, and there are multiple reasons for that.

The most common major delays experienced for CRBA+first US passport tend to be if the parental applicants decide to not do a pick-up in person and the domestic/regional mail courier service messes up/slows things down or if the parental applicants are waiting to be contacted to know when to come to pick-up the CRBA+passport in person. If someone who does a CRBA+first passport for a child in the EU and doesn't get it back within 14 business days, I would take it as a sign that something went wrong somewhere.
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Old Oct 3, 19, 10:14 am
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First time passport - Regular Service

9/09: Application submitted at local circuit court in Virginia.

9/13: Passport application received.

9/16: E-mail update: Application Status: In Process.

9/17: Check was cashed.

9/30: E-mail Update: Application Status: Approved.

9/30: Passport Shipped, expected delivery 10/07.

10/03: Passport Delivered.

10/06: Personal Documents Delivered.

Last edited by Tessa26; Oct 6, 19 at 9:46 pm
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Old Oct 8, 19, 4:25 pm
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I renewed my passport by mail and requested routine processing:

* Sent the application (DS-82) via USPS on Aug 22
* The passport center received it on Aug 26
* New passport shipped on Sep 18
* Arrived on Sep 21

The new passport had a picture defect, so I submitted DS-5504 (also routine processing):

* Sent the application (DS-5504) via USPS on Sep 24
* The passport center received it on Sep 30
* New passport shipped on Oct 4
* Arrived on Oct 7

It seems that they process DS-5504 much faster than DS-82 (5 days vs 22 days). Still, even regular service DS-82 is significantly faster than 6-8 weeks that they mention on their website.
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Old Oct 9, 19, 10:09 am
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First time passport application for adult

10/01 -
Passport application processed at USPS with expedited service and return mailing. I did not pay for faster delivery to passport agency. I also used postal money order for fees.
10/04 - email from state dept
Application received and is currently processing.
10/08 - emails from state dept
3:52 pm - Application approved and sent for printing.
6:25 pm - Passport shipped with tracking number for priority express shipping. Delivery on or before 10/11.

10 days end to end.
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Old Oct 9, 19, 5:50 pm
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Data points from 2016, 2018 & 2019

2019 Oct First time Passport / Card - Adult
Fee - $140+ $60 + $35
Called to change from Regular to Expedite

Sep 27 - Applied @ Post Office Reston VA
Oct 02 - In Process Email update
Oct 03 - Amount withdrawn From bank as ACH
Oct 08 - Expedited the application / CC charged
Oct 09 - Passport approved / printed / shipped
Oct 10 - Passport book received
Oct 12 - Citizenship Evidence returned


2018 Feb - Regular processing - Infant 2
Fee - $95 + $25
Feb 01 - Applied at Clerk of Court, FL
Feb 12 - Approved and printed
Feb 16 - Passport book Received
Feb 18 - Passport card received
Feb 20 - Citizenship evidence received


2016 Aug - Regular processing - Infant 1
Fee - $95 +$25
Aug 03 - Applied at Clerk of Court, FL
Aug 05 - Processing / locator update
Aug 12 - Approved and printed
Aug 15 - Passport book received
Aug 18 - Passport card / Citizenship evidence received

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Old Oct 15, 19, 9:46 am
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First time passport application for infant:

9/24: Applied in person at Post Office with regular service
9/27: Email from State Department regarding application receipt
10/7: Email from State Department regarding passport approval
10/7: Email from State Department regarding passport shipped
10/10: Received passport via Priority Mail
10/12: Citizenship evidence returned
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Old Yesterday, 11:46 pm
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Regular renewal application for non-expired passport.

9/20: Application mailed via USPS certified mail from Los Angeles to Irving, TX National Passport Processing Center.
9/24: USPS delivery confirmed to TX
9/25: Application status shown as “In Process” on state department website.
9/26: Passport fee debited from my bank account.
10/17: Email from state department stating passport approved and shipped via USPS priority mail from Tucson, AZ with expected delivery date on 10/19.
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