People ask a lot of questions when it comes to passports. How do I get a passport? How long does it take to get a passport? How much does a US passport cost? Can I get a passport in the event of a life or death emergency? What should I do if my passport was lost or stolen? What is the difference between a passport book and a passport card? How long is an adult passport valid for? How long is a child passport valid for? How do I get a passport in a hurry? What is an e-passport? When should I renew my passport? What should I do if my passport is already expired? What happens to my expired passport when I renew my passport? Does a wife who takes her husband’s last name need to change the name on her passport? Can I use a passport that has been mutilated or damaged?
Enough with the questions – here are some answers to commonly asked passport questions.
How much does a U.S. passport cost?
The cost of a U.S. passport really depends on the type of passport and how soon you need it. In addition to the standard US passport fees, there are additional fees for those seeking expedited passports.
Can people get a passport quicker if they have a life or death emergency?
People with life or death emergencies can get expedited passports. The individual may be requested to provide documentation of the passport emergency.
What is an E-Passport?
An E-passport or electronic passport refers to the latest technology in which a small integrated passport chip is embedded in the back cover. The chip stores all of the data on the passport as well biometric data that includes the passport photo.
How do I get a rush passport?
To get a passport in a hurry, contact the passport specialists at Rush Passport™.
How long does it take to get a passport?
The amount of time that it takes to get a passport varies depending on the time of year. During the busy summer travel season, it can take up to 10 weeks or more to receive a passport. However, applicants can receive an expedited passport on the same day if they opt for expedited services offered by Rush Passport™.
How long is an adult passport valid for? How long is a child passport valid for?
Passport applicants over the age of 16 receive passports that are valid for 10 years, while passport recipients under the age of 15 years old, must renew their passports in 5 years.
When should I renew my passport?
It is recommended to renew a passport 9 months before it expires. This is because some countries require that a passport be valid for 6 months before travel.
What should I do if my passport is already expired?
In the event that your passport is already expired, you will need to apply for passport renewal – generally, an expired passport must be renewed in person.
Do I get my old passport back when I renew my expired passport?
The Department of State returns the expired passport back and the expired passport may still be used as proof of citizenship.
Does a wife who takes her husband’s last name need to change the name on her passport?
Yes, a wife who takes her husband’s last name must apply for a passport name change.
Can I continue to use my mutilated / damaged passport?
In the event that your passport has become damaged, you will need to apply for a new passport. This applies particularly to damage to the passport cover or the page that contains the personal data and passport photo.
If you are a US citizen and interested in getting a US passport, contact Rush Passport™. If you need an expedited passport, emergency passport, same day passport, US Passport book, US Passport Card, passport photos or other passport services, be sure to contact Rush Passport™. You can visit us at http://www.rushpassport.com or call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with a Live Passport Agent. (877) 937-7277 (All 50 States) or (212) 643-9305 New York Passport Agency. Rush Passport™ Official US Passport Expeditors, serving Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Westchester County, Nassau County & Suffolk County, Long Island, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Miami, Florida.