How Much Is An Expedited Passport?

Published by Travel Visa Pro on Sun Oct 15 2017

The prospect of traveling abroad can be overwhelming and intimidating for even the most seasoned globetrotters. Budgeting your trip can be the most intimidating part of all, as costs quickly add up once you begin to secure transportation and lodging. Many travelers are unsure of how much their travel documents are going to add to their expenses, so it’s good to know up front just how much you should expect to pay for your expedited passport. If you’re a U.S. citizen looking to get your passport as quickly as possible, you’ve come to the right place! Travel Visa Pro is here to give you the scoop. Click here to expedite your passport.

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Passports cost the same no matter where in the United States you live. For passport books, the cost is $110. For passport cards, the cost is $30. You may get both a passport book and a passport card for $140. Your passport should arrive by mail within four to six weeks.

If you find that your trip is rapidly approaching or you’ve encountered an unexpected emergency and you need to get your hands on your documents sooner, you can opt for an expedited passport service. This will allow you to get your passport in half the time – two to three weeks – instead of waiting a month or more. An expedited passport will cost you an additional $60.

Travel Visa Pro offers a wide variety of expedited passport services for both new applicants and those in need of passport renewals. Some of these services provide turnaround times of as little as 24 hours, allowing you to be on your way and feel confident in your itinerary. It’s crucial that you feel comfortable and in control as you take this next step toward an international adventure, and our agents are here for you every step of the way.

What’s the difference between a passport card and a passport book?

It’s crucial that you understand the differences between these two different types of passports when you’re deciding which one is right for you. While both types of passports have the same validity – ten years for adults and five years for children under 16 –  and serve as a valid form of identification and proof of citizenship, they are two unique documents that are used in different scenarios. Passport cards are more convenient due to their size and price. You can tuck them inside your wallet and travel with them easily. However, they can only be used for travel by land and/or sea. You will not be able to travel internationally by plane with a passport card.

Passport books, on the other hand, grant you permission to travel abroad by air. They also contain 17 pages that are used to collect visa stamps, which give you federal permission to enter specific countries and territories. These will be required in certain places, so it’s important that you do plenty of research based on your destination country and work with a travel agent to make sure you have everything you need to begin your journey. You should also note that many cruise lines will require you to have a passport book rather than just a passport card. This is to ensure that you’ll be able to return to the United States by plane from the nearest airport if you find yourself in an emergency situation.

What am I going to need when I apply for my passport besides payment?

You should be expected to provide your social security number on your application and present multiple forms of identification. First-time applicants must apply for their passport at a passport acceptance facility and can expect to fill out a form called a DS-11. If you don’t have a social security number, be prepared to submit a signed and dated statement reading, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct: I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security Administration.” Evidence of U.S. citizenship will be required, as will a photocopy of the front and back of the evidence you provide. You will also need to present an additional form of identification, such as a driver’s license, military ID, or government ID, as well as a photocopy of the front and back.

Finally, a photo of you will be required. You may bring one that you took yourself so long as it follows all passport photo guidelines. Many pharmacies and professional photographers offer passport photo services, giving you an additional option when it comes to capturing a photo ahead of time. If you’d like, though, you may have a photo taken on-site when you apply.

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How Much Is An Expedited Passport?

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Obtaining your travel documents doesn’t have to be stressful! Travel Visa Pro is here to guide you through the application process. With office locations all over the nation, our agents are dedicated to lending a helping hand. Our team communicates regularly with consulates and embassies across the globe in order to provide you with updated, accurate information regarding passport and visa regulations so that you can move forward in the process without encountering any unnecessary hiccups. What are you waiting for? Take a closer look at our Expedited US passport service to learn more about the services we provide, and give us a call today to tell us more about your needs!