How can I obtain a passport in two weeks?

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By Kristy Tolley

Obtaining a passport can be a lengthy process, but sometimes circumstances require that you get one in a hurry. Whether it’s a last-minute business trip or a spontaneous vacation, getting a passport in two weeks is possible. However, it requires careful planning and a bit of extra money. In this article, we will go over the steps you need to take to obtain a passport in two weeks or less.

Determine Your Eligibility

Before you start the process of obtaining a passport, you need to make sure you are eligible. To get a passport, you must be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen national. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must provide proof of your legal status in the country. In addition, you must not have any outstanding warrants, be in arrears on child support payments, or owe the government any money. If you meet these requirements, you can move on to the next step.

Collect Required Documents

To apply for a passport, you will need to provide several documents. These include:

  • A completed DS-11 passport application
  • Proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate or naturalization certificate
  • A government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license
  • Two passport photos
  • Payment for the application fee and expedited service fee (if applicable)

Make sure you have all of these documents before you start filling out the application.

Fill Out Passport Application

The DS-11 passport application can be filled out online or printed and completed by hand. Make sure you fill out all sections of the application accurately and completely. You will need to provide information such as your name, date of birth, and social security number. Be sure to sign and date the application before submitting it.

Pay Applicable Fees

The standard passport application fee is $110, and the expedited service fee is $60. If you need your passport in two weeks, you will need to pay the expedited service fee. You can pay these fees with a check, money order, or credit card.

Schedule an Appointment

To submit your passport application, you will need to make an appointment at a passport acceptance facility. You can find a list of facilities on the U.S. Department of State website. Make sure you bring all of the required documents with you to the appointment.

Expedited Service Options

There are several expedited service options available if you need your passport even faster than two weeks. These include:

  • 24-hour service (for an additional $500 fee)
  • Same-day service (for an additional $60 fee)
  • Regional passport agency service (for an additional $60 fee)

Keep in mind that these services may not be available in all locations and may require additional documentation.

Submit Passport Application

At your appointment, you will submit your passport application and supporting documents. You may be asked to take an oath and sign the application again in front of the acceptance agent. After submitting your application, you will receive a receipt with a tracking number.

Track Your Application Status

You can track the status of your passport application online using the tracking number provided on your receipt. You should receive your passport in the mail within 10 business days of submitting your application.

Receive Your Passport

When your passport arrives, make sure to check all of the information on it for accuracy. You should sign the passport and keep it in a safe place.

Conclusion

Getting a passport in two weeks requires careful planning, but it is possible. By following the steps outlined in this article and paying the extra fees for expedited service, you can get a passport in time for your trip. Remember to double-check all of your documents and information to ensure a smooth application process.

Additional Resources

For more information on obtaining a passport, visit the U.S. Department of State website. You can also contact the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778.

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Kristy Tolley

Kristy Tolley, an accomplished editor at TravelAsker, boasts a rich background in travel content creation. Before TravelAsker, she led editorial efforts at Red Ventures Puerto Rico, shaping content for Platea English. Kristy's extensive two-decade career spans writing and editing travel topics, from destinations to road trips. Her passion for travel and storytelling inspire readers to embark on their own journeys.

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