(Closed) How soon should we apply for passports?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I’ve heard it can take up to six months but I had mine in about a month (about 6 years ago) and DH got his this year in March – about a month I would say. For you, I would say get it done sometime before the end of 2012 just to be super-safe. It doesn’t take that long so might as well get it done sooner before you get closer to the wedding and busy with a million other things 🙂

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Why not do it now! Get it over with so you don’t have to worry about it.  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m with the “now” camp.  You can never be sure how long they will actually take.  I think mine took two months to get. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Are you changing your last name? You have to get a new one when you change your last name so you might end up having to pay for a whole new one right after your honeymoon which is a bummer.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

If you’re going to change your name then you would need to wait till after the wedding, because if you don’t you will have to carry your birth certificate with you everytime you go out of the country…or have to get a whole new one with your new name, and those little suckers are not cheap..they’re about $140.00

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We procrastinated (heavily) and were really lucky: we applied for our passports on Sept. 12, and had them in our hands on Sept. 21!

That being said: Go ahead and get them now! Why not? It’s one less thing to worry about as you get closer to the wedding, and you never know what the processing times may be.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

AHH thanks for reminding me I have to get mine… =/

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

It took me 6 weeks to get mine (I got it about a 1 1/2 years ago)…but I’m a worrier times ten…so I got it about 6 months before the honeymoon. lol

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

No charge to change your name if the request is put in within one year of issue! So get your passport now, and remember to send it in to be updated with your married name when you return from your honeymoon 🙂 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@KitKatNYC: Oh my gosh. Is that true?!?! I was totally bummed when I realized I’d have to get two passports! 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sometimes it takes a few weeks, sometimes it takes much longer.  It depends on if it’s your first time getting passports, in which it takes much longer!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

we are leaving for our honeymoon the 30th of april and we are getting our passports tomorrow just to be on the safe side!

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