(Closed) Have you ever had your passport application/renewal denied?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: Have you ever had your passport denied?
    Yes : (1 votes)
    2 %
    No : (40 votes)
    98 %
  • Post # 3
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    1841 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @MrsPinkPeony:  I haven’t, but when I submitted my renewal and photo to the post office (local passport office) they suggested I retake the photos because they were grainy and too close.  I paid for the PO to take the photos, and got my money back from Walgreens.

    Post # 4
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    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Fiance had his denied, but for an entirely different reason.  He had lost his and reported it lost, but found it again and kept using it (like going out of the country yearly for 6 years with it!).  When he went to renew it, they said he couldn’t and would have to apply for a whole new passport because that one had been cancelled when he reported it lost.

    I’m sure you’ll be fine.  Smile

    Post # 5
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    1071 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I always take my passport pics myself and I have never gotten denied.  Just make sure you abide by their exact specs and there won’t be a problem

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    i don’t know how they could deny it for a bad photo. unless you’re wearing glasses or look nothing like yourself. i’m sure you’ll be fine (:

    Post # 7
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    2907 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Yes! They just denied me for a bad photo – which is bizarre, because I had it done at FedEx Office, and they used the special passport camera and everything. I just had the picture re-done at the post office and had to pay extra to have it expedited. The photo seemed totally fine to me, and even the passport guy at the post office couldn’t find anything wrong with it. I guess sometimes you just get a super strict passport processor…

    Post # 9
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    2907 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsPinkPeony:  Do you mean the application fee? You won’t have to pay it twice – they sent back my check, un-cashed, when they rejected my application. But because I was too close to our honeymoon to risk waiting 6 to 8 weeks, I paid extra to have it expedited when I sent it back with the new picture. I did have to pay for a second set of pictures, though – I probably should have gone back to the first place and asked for a refund, but it was only ten bucks and I’m lazy. And lost the receipt. 

    Post # 11
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    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @MrsPinkPeony:  You should be ok!  We’ve had to renew last year and I was worried about lots since Dirty Delete had to have a notarized note from her biological father.  Headache…  It all turned out all right.

    And for future reference if you are in a bind you can head to a Passport Agency.  They have one in most major cities.  You will have to wait in line but will get your passport that day.  My cousins flew in from Ohio(they have their own plane) to get their new baby a passport to fly to the Phillipines the next week.  Crazy.

    Post # 12
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    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Nope, I haven’t.  I just recently got my passport back with my new pic/married name.  No issues and this is the first time I’ve ever fiddled with getting it renewed because I’ve only had the one before.

    Post # 13
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    2907 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsPinkPeony:  Oh, that sucks! I would have been pissed if I had to pay twice. Yikes… maybe I just got lucky? (Or maybe your boss was just unlucky!)

    Post # 14
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Nope – I’ve never had a problem!

    Post # 15
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    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @baletrina:  +1

    @MrsPinkPeony: Most places you have to have proof that you’re leaving within X amount of time. I live in Seattle and they don’t required that, just encourage it. I said I was planning to drive up to Vancouver, BC over the weekend. Applied on Monday, picked up my passport on Friday. You do have to pay the expidite fee, but I felt much better knowing I didn’t risk mailing my passport and having it get lost. Plus, I requested extra pages (do this is you think you might fill it up. It’s free to get them when you apply but having them added later now costs over $100!), which I’ve heard often get denied when you mail it in.

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