(Closed) How long did your US Passport take to arrive?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
  • poll: How long did your passport take?
    Less than 2 weeks. : (4 votes)
    8 %
    2-3 weeks. : (12 votes)
    24 %
    3-4 weeks : (14 votes)
    29 %
    5-6 weeks : (13 votes)
    27 %
    I'm still waiting : (6 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    1333 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @nickels:  Im currently waiting for my passport to arrive for a VK in May, however, the friends that we are going with received theirs in 2 weeks (they applied 4 weeks ago with routine service)!!  I applied 1.5 weeks ago…

    I checked on the US Passport website, and it currently states that routine service is 4-6 weeks (which has not changed in a few months!).  It will definitely be a gamble to do routine service, but I think you will be OK!

    Post # 4
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I wouldn’t take the risk for $60. I had to get a new passport since I changed my last name, it arrived in about 4 weeks? But they misspelled my name!! So now it’s got to go back and I have to wait another 4 weeks. The good news is I started this whole process 3 months before our vacation so we have time.

    Post # 6
    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    The last time I renewed my passport was back in 2008, but I remember getting it very quickly, I think it took about a week. I did pick it up myself though, at the Chicago passport agency. I’m sure it would have taken longer if i’d had it sent to me. 

    I would guess that you’ll  recieve your passport before your trip abroad, even if you don’t pay the expidited fee.  If you’re stressing out about it though, then I’d go ahead and pay that extrea $60 anyway – just for peace of mind. 

    Post # 7
    187 posts
    Blushing bee

    I mailed in my passport to be renewed about three weeks ago and I have not yet gotten my new one.  If I were you, I would pass the rush fee so I didn’t have to worry about it.

    Post # 8
    2823 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I renewed mine back in 2008 and it took exactly 2 weeks. I didn’t pay for any rush ordering or anything either.

    Post # 9
    45 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I had mine rush shipped so I did have to pay more, but I think it took about 2 weeks.

    Post # 10
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m currently waiting but it’s only been a few weeks. They told us 6-8 weeks.

    Post # 11
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If it’s the difference between a trip that costs thousands of dollars getting canceled or not, shell out the extra $60.

    I got mine in about 3 weeks, but you just never know. Better safe than sorry.

    Post # 12
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Mine took 5-6 weeks in 2008. Last year it took FI’s about 4 weeks. 

    Post # 13
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I just got mine renewed last month. It only took about 2.5 weeks.

    Post # 14
    1446 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I had the same dilemma last spring. I took a chance and got mine in 3 weeks, but my Fiance applied for his just a few weeks after mine and it took his closer to 2 months to get here. I would just pay the fee and be safe.

    Post # 15
    390 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Applied 2-3 weeks ago and just got mine back the day before yesterday.

    Post # 16
    2616 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i am still waiting, order it in feb 16. got a notice last week for MORE information… o vey. sent them them more paper work monday…..

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