(Closed) Passport questions…

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 5
2638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Turnaround time is faster than they let on. My parents and husband got theirs in three weeks, no rush.

Post # 7
1446 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mine took about 3 weeks and the wait time listed on their website was 10 or 12 weeks, I believe. You should be fine, but I think you can pay a rush fee too.

Post # 9
10 posts
  • Wedding: February 2012

All you need is your birth certificate and driver’s license… Average turnaround time is 4-6 weeks, but you can pay $50 more each for expedited (mine arrived in 10 days). Good luck!

Post # 10
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Don’t pay for expedited! It’s a waste of money.. We got ours last year, and it took 15 days. We got them 5 weeks beforehand, and they arrived quickly and with no fuss!

Post # 11
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would still pay for the expedited.

Yes – often times they are faster than the 4-6 weeks they state on their website, but if they aren’t or they are backlogged or something and you don’t get your passport in time, you cannot go on your honeymoon.

I wouldn’t take the risk.  I’ve definitely had my passport renewals take the full 4-6 weeks before.

Post # 13
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was just looking at this! My wedding and honeymoon are about 7 weeks apart and I’m trying to figure out if I need to get one and change my name or just wait.  I have a feeling I’ll end up paying for the expedited. 

Post # 14
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Mine came in exactly two weeks, without choosing the rush option.  That was the week before Christmas that I applied.

Post # 15
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We just applied for our today. It was $220 for two passports plus a $50 processing fee at the post office plus $30 for two passport photos. Not THAT much money and I would rather have it done now, in case anything comes up. A few years ago, my dad’s passport paperwork was backed up due to some error on his birth certificate and he almost didnt get it in time (3 days before a trip). And he applied 3 months before his trip initially. 

Post # 16
9 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Natalieh86:  I would highly recommend NOT legally changing your name until AFTER your honeymoon. The process takes a while & it all starts with waiting for your marriage license to come back to you from the state. Our ML came a month after our wedding. One of our friends had their ML show up almost 4 months after their wedding. (we live & were married in the same part of the state so there wasn’t any obvious reason for the difference in wait times) Booking your trip in your maiden name will avoid a lot of stress. 

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