All Things Passport

Rush Passport Center has great content covering a wide range of passport related topics. From expediting your passport to changing your name on your passport and everything in between, we’ve got you covered!

Obtaining A Passport

United States Passport Fees

So you want a new passport or need to renew but you want to know how much it’s going to cost. You’re in good company; United States passport fees is one of first things people search for because it can be difficult to get the right information so you can decide how to...

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How To Get a Passport

Ready to go on your first international trip and need your passport to get there? Don't let the process of obtaining your new passport keep you from enjoying yourself! Let's review how to get a passport. How to get a passport for the first time The basics of the...

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How to Check Your Passport Status

If you've applied for your passport and want to check your passport status you can use the U.S. Passport Application Status tool to lookup the status of your passport application. However, your passport status will not be available for 7-10 business days after you've...

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Expediting A Passport

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Traveling in the near future and need a passport fast? Don’t worry; rush passport processing is available as fast as same business day, depending on where you live and what your circumstances are. Routine passport processing takes between four and six weeks while...

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Same Day Passport

Did you know that you can obtain a same day passport if you need to get a new passport or renew one in a hurry? You’ll need to have what the U.S. Department of State considers a life or death emergency, which they define thusly: Life or Death Emergencies are serious...

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24 Hour Passport

If you need a passport within 24 hours you’ll need to have what the U.S. Department of State considers a life or death emergency, which they define thusly: Life or Death Emergencies are serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths in your immediate family that require you...

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Emergency Passport Renewal

If you are in need of an emergency passport renewal there are several options available and they vary depending on how quickly you need your passport renewed. Routine passport renewal takes between four and six weeks while expedited passport renewal takes around three...

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Emergency Passport

An emergency passport, or expedited passport, is a term used to describe the process of obtaining a passport as quickly as possible when circumstances call for travel before you could expect routine passport processing to provide you with your passport in time, which...

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How to Expedite a Child Passport Renewal

Are you traveling soon and need to expedite a child passport renewal before the trip? You've come to the right place. We will help you choose the best expediting option for your child's passport. There are a few things to know when it comes to applying for a child's...

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Express Passport

An express passport, referred to as an "expedited passport" by the U.S. State Department, is what you're looking for if you'll be traveling anytime in the next six weeks. That's how long it typically takes to receive your passport via mail using the standard passport...

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Expedited Passport Renewal

Traveling within the next month or so and need to renew your passport? You'll need to look in to expedited passport renewal options. Typical passport renewal processing by mail takes around six weeks and expedited processing takes about three weeks; current processing...

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How to Get an Expedited Passport

Are you short of time and need an expedited passport as soon as possible? When you've got an unexpected trip coming up or you just need a vacation but don't have a valid passport, it can be very stressful. Obtaining a passport can be exasperating even under normal...

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Renewing A Passport

Emergency Passport Renewal

If you are in need of an emergency passport renewal there are several options available and they vary depending on how quickly you need your passport renewed. Routine passport renewal takes between four and six weeks while expedited passport renewal takes around three...

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How to Expedite a Child Passport Renewal

Are you traveling soon and need to expedite a child passport renewal before the trip? You've come to the right place. We will help you choose the best expediting option for your child's passport. There are a few things to know when it comes to applying for a child's...

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Passport Renewal NYC

Do you live in New York City and need to renew your passport? You're in luck - there are lots of great options for people who live in The Big Apple. How you go about the process depends on whether you need your new passport quickly and if you can be without your...

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Expedited Passport Renewal

Traveling within the next month or so and need to renew your passport? You'll need to look in to expedited passport renewal options. Typical passport renewal processing by mail takes around six weeks and expedited processing takes about three weeks; current processing...

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Passport Renewal

Has your passport expired? Time to get started with your passport renewal! How you go about the process depends on whether you need your new passport quickly and if you can be without your existing one during the process since you have to mail it along with your...

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Passport Photos

Passport Photo Tips

Facts VS Myth: Passport Photo Requirements When it comes to passport photo requirements, there are very strict standards to which the photos must be taken. There are also a number of gray areas for passport photo requirements that leaves travelers a bit in the dark...

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Misc Passport Info

How To Check Passport Validity

Your passport is valid until the expiration date printed inside, but you probably already knew that. If you were 16 years of age or older when your passport was issued, it’s valid for 10 years. If you were 15 years of age or younger, it’s good for five years. Here are...

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Felony Passport

Being convicted of a felony doesn't mean you can't obtain a U.S. Passport but there are certain conditions that you must meet and others that may be required as well. There is no such thing as a "felony passport"; if your application is approved you will receive a...

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Passport Name Change

Changing the name on your passport requires a new passport to be issued. The cost, time, and paperwork required depends on when your passport was issued and why you need your name changed. How to change the name on your passport if it was issued incorrectly If there...

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Lost Passport

Losing your passport can cause a good deal of stress, especially if you are planning on traveling soon. Not to worry, though. If your trip is just around the corner there are Registered Passport Expediters available to help you replace your passport in as little as 24...

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How Much Damage Can My Passport Have?

A damaged passport can cost you a lot more than the government fees. A damaged passport can cost you your trip! Unfortunately there is no clear cut answer to 'how much damage can my passport have?' so you will need to decide for yourself if you need a replacement. We...

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Passport Card

A passport card is a wallet-sized ID card that you can use to travel by land or sea from the U.S. to Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. It's not required if you already have a passport book; it's just more convenient to carry. Unlike a passport book, the passport card...

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Post Office Passport Services

Many people believe that you must visit your local post office to obtain or renew your passport but that's not the case. In fact, you can apply for a passport without ever stepping foot in a post office! Read on to see what you can and can't do at your local post...

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Passport Fees

Wondering how much your passport will cost? It's not as complicated as it may seem. Check out our handy guide to passport fees below. We've broken it down into two simple sections: Routine and Expedited. Routine Passport Fees These fees apply when you're applying for...

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Regional Passport Agencies

If you need a passport quickly and live near one of the Regional Passport Agencies listed below you can get your passport in around eight business days, or same day if you can prove a life or death emergency or immediate travel plans. Before you go to a Regional...

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