Applying for a new passport or a passport renewal is an intricate process requiring specific forms from the US Department of State, certification you must provide yourself, money, and time. The forms required for your passport application depend entirely on the type of passport you want and the reason you need it. For example, a traveler who has a passport that has been expired for four years would use a different application form than one who has a passport expired for ten years.
Because of this, it’s important to look carefully at each of the forms and determine which one is correct for your application. The experts at Travel Visa Pro are standing by if you need any assistance. However, if you are able to quickly determine the form for you, follow the instructions on the first page to the letter to ensure that there are no delays in processing your application at a regional passport office or consulate; any illegible forms or ones with incomplete information may be returned, costing the applicant days of travel time.
Depending on the passport you request and the expediency required, the processing time can take anywhere from several weeks (by mail) to just a few days (in person), or a matter of hours (through TVP). Expedited service does add additional fees, and the officer processing your application usually requires proof of immediate travel or an emergency to justify the quick turnaround.