Why passport renewal takes so long?

Why passport renewal takes so long?

Residents who want to renew passports and those who need a new passport are experiencing delays now that there’s increased demand to travel and staff shortages at the State Department.

What happens if my passport doesn’t come in time for my trip?

Answer: The only place that can issue a passport in time for your travel date is a regional passport agency. Please call 1-877-487-2778 to report the loss of the passport and to schedule an appointment. At that time we were told 8 weeks to process and no need to pay to expedite. Now we leave in 2 weeks.

When do you need to check your passport for a cruise?

Always check the validity of your passport as well. Many countries require that it be valid for at least six months after your return travel date. The cruise lines inform passengers that it’s their responsibility to have the proper travel documents.

Do you need a passport for a closed loop cruise?

A closed-loop cruise has an itinerary that begins and ends in the same U.S. port. A passport is not required for entry back into the U.S. or to visit the ports. However, there may be exceptions.

Do you need a passport to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise?

NON-US Citizens, US Citizens on open-loop cruses (being and end in different ports) and passengers on cruises that stop at ports in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Antartica ALL require a valid passport, and in some cases a visa as well as a copy of your Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

When does a cruise ship return to the US?

Most cruises beginning and ending in the U.S. are considered “Closed Loop,” vessels that depart a U.S. port and return to the same U.S. port upon completion of the voyage.

How often do I have to renew my passport?

The renewal time is calculated from submitting your online or postal application to the date that you actually receive it back. Passport renewal times do tend to be very slightly quicker than first passport applications according to the data we receive. The figure in the table above show current renewal times which is updated every 2-3 days.

How long do you have to wait for a passport?

To help us keep our crowd sourced average as accurate as possible please submit your total waiting times within 24 hours of receiving your passport. How long did you have to wait to receive your passport. (only for standard applications, not premium or fast track.

Is it stressful to wait for a passport?

Waiting for you passport, especially if you have already booked your holiday, can be very stressful so hopefully with the help of our contributors our figure can give you a fairly accurate indication. Who Are We? We are a friendly bunch who love to travel and wanted to create a US resource to relieve the stress of the American public.

How long does it take to get a passport in the UK?

The average waiting time shown is for people that have made a standard (non expedited) application. Gov.Uk website state that it takes 3 weeks to get a UK passport and also advise not to book any travel until your passport arrives which is good advice.