Need a US Passport in a hurry? Do you have a passport emergency? Are you looking for a rush passport? Do you need a same day passport? You have two choices, go to the nearest US passport office or go to Rush Passport™, Official Passport Expeditors registered with the US Department of State and Foreign Consulates. After reading a recent blog entry by Rick Hill written for San Antonio, Texas online news site blog.MySanAntonio.com – there is only one choice – Rush Passport™.
His difficulties getting a passport are chronicled in a blog entry aptly titled “Passport to Hell”. First, Mr. Hill commends the US Department of State on putting together easy to use passport applications that are self-explanatory. Then he goes on to say that the passport fee structure is ‘straightforward.’
Mr. Hill’s quest began at a US Post Office that offered passport services. Although the hours stated that the passport center was open from 8:00am – 4:00pm, after arriving at 8:20am he was told that they had fulfilled their day’s quote for passport applications for the day by 7:45 am.
Hill returned to the post office to get his passport four days later. This time, he arrived at 7:35 am. He was fourth in line for passport services. At 8 am the passport center opened up and he sat in the passport office waiting room. There were no magazines or televisions. The only items for his viewing pleasure were the several signs reminding passport applicants not to fight or try to cut the line. There were also some “diagrams on how to contain your cough.”
Forty minutes went by and nobody had even spoken to him yet about getting a passport. Another hopeful passport applicant informed Mr. Hill that the passport center opened at 8:00am but not begin processing until 9:00am.
Here are some of the comments that Mr. Hill overheard from other passport hopefuls:
■“Why don’t they let you know online about the 25 passport limit?”
■“I didn’t know there would be so much drama just to get a piece a paper that allows you to leave the country.”
■“The way to go is to book an appointment at some locations but the one I checked had a 5 week wait.”
■“My neighbor was stuck here for 8 hours so I’ll do back-flips if I’m done by lunch.”
■ “I bet once they open they’ll be very efficient. It’s all they do so they should have it down to a science.”
Finally at 9:04 am, a passport clerk arrived and read the passport application rules. She let it be known that she would be the only one processing passport applications and that passport applicants would need to have all paperwork completed in advance. She also told them that there were no public restrooms.
It took 16 minutes to process the first passport application. That meant that the 25th person to walk in would have to wait over 6 hours.
Finally at 9:47 am Mr. Hill’s passport application was reviewed. The passport application process was done at 10:02am.
Mr. Hill called this experience ‘Passport Hell’. This was his experience in a small post office in San Antonio, Texas. Now just imagine what the experience would be like at the passport center in New York City!
Take some advice, getting a passport shouldn’t be stressful. Leave it to Rush Passport™, Official Passport Expeditors registered with the US Department of State and Foreign Consulates.
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