The 24 Hour Passport
Most people will never need this information. But if you DO need this information than you will be excited about it-I was!
A 24 hour passport is a big deal!...when you need to travel quickly!
I needed my passport in like 21 Days!!...but they do not have those! I remember the day so vividly. I was stressing about my "Girls Night In" Sally Hansen's #iLuvMyNailArtParty. My phone rang and it was from of all places Arkansas. The next 30 minutes I was hollering! I had won the CybHer Blogging Conference! I was going to London!...a dream!
However, I was without a passport and I had less than 30 days to get it!!
The 24 Hour Passport Angel
One of the participants of my Beauty Party (and my Sorority Sister) was congratulating me about the trip that I had won from Collective Bias to London. I told her about my dilemma and needing my passport like yesterday! She told me about her co-worker who had gotten his passport in 24 hours! This was my 24 hour Passport Angel! Who had ever even heard of this??
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The 24 Hour Passport Purpose
The purpose of the government agency that awards Passports in 24 hours is in case of an emergency. You have to be flying within 2 weeks and already have a flight scheduled. You book an appointment, go to the office, submit your documents and pick up your passport the next day. The cool part about the 24 Hour Passport is that you can also bring along family members along with you, on ONE appointment if you are all travelling. The offices are located in several cities around the nation!
The American Cities that Provide 24 Hour Passport Service:
Hot Springs, AR Atlanta, GA Boston, MA Buffalo, NY Chicago, IL Aurora, CO Stamford, CT Dallas, TX Detroit, MI El Paso, TX Honolulu, HI Houston, TX Los Angeles, CA Miami, FL Minneapolis, MN Portsmouth, NH New Orleans, LA New York, NY Philadelphia, PA San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA St. Albans, VT Washington, DC Tucson, AZ Check Out The US Government Travel Website For the Most Updated Offices! >>> CLICK HERE!
The Phone Number to acquire an appointment: 1-877-487-2778 This is an automated number, you can schedule an appointment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The required documents for a 24 Hour Passport: >An Official Birth Certificate, With the Raised Symbol, No Color Copies Allowed >Your Travel Itinerary - And It Must Be Paper, it cannot be an electronic form or on your device >Your official passport photos, these agencies do NOT take the photos >Your check, money order, exact cash or credit/debit card, but check the website to see what forms of payment are accepted at your particular agency
Things to know about the Passport Office:
- This is NOT a speedy process. So bring a book or some work. I was waiting for more than two hours for a 10 minute process.
- Do not be late, you will not be able to see an attendant if you are late Bring your documentation AND your money with you to apply NOT when you pick it up!
- Do not bring weapons, knives, etc!!...They Check You Like the TSA!
How Much Does the 24 hour passport cost? A little less than $200.00. It's actually cheaper than rushing a passport because you don't have to pay the $12.95 for shipping!
Have a Classy Journey!