Post # 1
and im less than a month from my honeymoon!
back in june i moved “home” to save some cash for the wedding – so i put all my stuff in storage and started staying at FI’s house and my parents when needed. So all my stuff is scattered between his house, my parents house and my storage unit – I cannot find my file folder anywhere! it has my birth certificate, social security card and passport in it. Im not so worried about someone finding it and having all my info as its not really lost i just cannot figure out where the heck i put it.
Since i already have a passport and dont have to go through the whole application process do you think if i report it lost and get it expdited i can get it on time for my honeymoon? Feb 13th!
anyone else run into this? i feel so stupid that i didnt think to look for it before now.
Post # 3
Yep, just check online where you can go in person to apply for a new one, show them your intinerary and you shoudl get one as quick as 2 days if need be.
Post # 4
You can get a passport expedited within something like 48 or 72 hours, so you can certainly get one in a month; however, you will pay an arm and a leg for it, and the stumbling block will be with getting an appointment with the passport agency (or post office passport office).
If you go online there are tons of passport expediting services. Read their directions on how to do it–it will involve a trip to the post office at some point and you need to get that done pronto. I had to call a bunch of post offices and drive to hell and gone because most of the local ones couldn’t give me an appointment for several months. Sometimes post offices (usually the central ones in a city) have “passport fairs” where they see people all day long first-come first-serve, so try looking it up to see if there’s one in your area.
There is a way to do it, but get started now.
Post # 5
you’ll have to pay major fees, but it’s definitely doable. if you go to a big post office or passport processing center you don’t need an appointment.
Post # 6
I lost my passport a few years ago and kept putting off dealing with it. I finally got the paperwork for a lost passport, took it to the post office, and got it in the mail in two weeks, without any expediting.
Start by calling your local post offices for an appointment- mine could fit me in the next day, so I didn’t have JennyWI’s problem. Then make sure you have all the paperwork filled out (you have to submit a passport application, and a lost passport form) and either get your picture taken at CVS or make sure the post office has the capability to take your picture, and you should be all set.
Post # 7
Thanks Yall! i have 2 more places i need to check tonight – I’m keeping my fingers crossed that i will find it. If not ill do some research tonight and head out to the post office tomorrow.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
I’d also suggest maybe taking the day today or tomorrow and opening all the boxes in your storage unit and searching there. I know I’ve “lost” a ton of stuff when moving only to find it in a box later. It sounds like that would be the most conspicuous spot for it.
Post # 9
@arclee: really!? so you basically have to go through the whole application process again if you lost it – pictures and all?
I’ll be searching like a mad woman tonight to find that thing.