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Kvothe
Member since Sep 2016
1753 posts

Anyone get a passport recently?
Has anyone had luck with getting a new passport recently? If so, can you please tell me how??

I’ve got quite the emergency on my hands for international travel scheduled within 4 weeks and can not get anyone on the phone or a reply to an email.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated


Gorilla Ball
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re: Anyone get a passport recently?
My wife went to the post office on Perkins- I think she had to go to the bluebonnet entrance


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Displaced
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re: Anyone get a passport recently?
Apply for it 3 months ago.


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jbgleason
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re: Anyone get a passport recently?
Most of the local Post Offices are not offering passport services "due to COVID" since last year.

You have to go to one of the hubs. Like New Orleans or Atlanta. You need an appointment first. Most appointments take six weeks or more.

How do I know? Just had friends cancel a pre paid trip to Aruba after he found out his passport was expired and he tried to get it renewed.

ETA. After seeing post above, Baton Rouge may be offering passports. I forget we are the Capital City allegedly. My buddies situation happened in GA and he had to drive to Atlanta.

You are screwed.
This post was edited on 7/21 at 1:19 pm


hugo
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re: Anyone get a passport recently?
Started the process for my kids renewal on Monday. Told us 18 weeks.


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Tigercowboy
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Member since Nov 2007
3245 posts

re: Anyone get a passport recently?
My sons passport took 8 months during Covid….. and at the time they weren’t doing rush. We ended up canceling a vacation. We had given ourselves 6 month. We applied a week before the shut down. You may just be SOL.
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SportsGuyNOLA
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Member since May 2014
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re: Anyone get a passport recently?
quote:

I’ve got quite the emergency on my hands for international travel scheduled within 4 weeks and can not get anyone on the phone or a reply to an email.


Cancel your trip


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big_tuna
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Member since Jun 2019
445 posts

re: Anyone get a passport recently?
I'll take your place.

My passport could use the stamp.


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Spankum
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re: Anyone get a passport recently?
Go to the passport office in New Orleans


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Tigeralum2008
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re: Anyone get a passport recently?
quote:

Anyone get a passport recently?
Has anyone had luck with getting a new passport recently? If so, can you please tell me how??

I’ve got quite the emergency on my hands for international travel scheduled within 4 weeks and can not get anyone on the phone or a reply to an email.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated


Call your local congressman. A friend in a similar situation called his rep and the passport arrived within the week via Next Day mail. It was pretty impressive.


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philly444
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re: Anyone get a passport recently?
I applied for a passport in early April at a post office. Opted for the normal delivery (not expedited) took me about 10 weeks to get it in the mail.


GoT1de
Alabama Fan
Alabama
Member since Aug 2009
3859 posts

re: Anyone get a passport recently?
I went to Atlanta to get an expedited passport for a job and got it the same day, but I had paper work to prove it. I think it cost $260.
But that was 10 years ago, no idea in "the age of covid" if they are doing it now.

Just heard they are closing the southern border again, so if your driving south, you may have to wade the river with everybody else.


Panny Crickets
LSU Fan
Fort Worth, TX
Member since Sep 2008
4926 posts

re: Anyone get a passport recently?
I used These guys in Houston on the recommendation of a friend that has a company in China.

Renewed mine in Sept 2020. Got my new passport back in 7 days or so. Easy and worth the fee.

Give em a call and they will tell you their current turnaround time.


dfunklsu
LSU Fan
Somewhere down in Texas
Member since Sep 2004
295 posts

re: Anyone get a passport recently?
Some places are faster than others. Do not go to a post office. There is a passport application office on LSU's campus. Give them a try.


Kvothe
Member since Sep 2016
1753 posts

re: Anyone get a passport recently?
Closing southern border? My trip is to Mexico for my wedding. Long story short, my passport was destroyed recently and I realize I’m out of time. Clearly desperate.


dfunklsu
LSU Fan
Somewhere down in Texas
Member since Sep 2004
295 posts

re: Anyone get a passport recently?
LINK

The State Department does offer an expedited service option to reduce that processing time to 4-6 weeks (due to delays related to COVID-19), for an additional fee. If you are traveling internationally in less than 2 weeks you must schedule an appointment with the New Orleans Passport Center.


Kvothe
Member since Sep 2016
1753 posts

re: Anyone get a passport recently?
I’ve tried everything I can but contacting reps. I’ll be doing that this afternoon.

Their line to schedule appointments goes straight to hold tone then hangs up. No answers to countless emails. At this point I’m just trying to talk to a real person to see what my options are.


Panny Crickets
LSU Fan
Fort Worth, TX
Member since Sep 2008
4926 posts

re: Anyone get a passport recently?
My brother, call Texas Tower in the link above. They will tell you your options.

Good luck.


dfunklsu
LSU Fan
Somewhere down in Texas
Member since Sep 2004
295 posts

re: Anyone get a passport recently?
Definitely reach out to your US Congressman. Should be easier than U.S. Senators - Cassidy and Kennedy.


Kvothe
Member since Sep 2016
1753 posts

re: Anyone get a passport recently?
Thank you for the suggestion. I’ll be calling for options


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