Waiting for your new passport can be frustrating, especially if you will be using it for your travels soon. Aside from the processing time stated by the US Consular Affairs, you need to take into consideration the length of delivery time of your new passport.
How many days will the passport renewal delivery take will depend on the type of service that you have availed. Keep in mind that the newly issued passport books are delivered via two methods: Overnight Delivery and Priority Mail With Delivery Confirmation. Let us a take a look at some important information that you need to know about these delivery services:
From its name, using this delivery service will allow you to receive your newly issued passport one day after the renewal process has been completed. This is a lot more convenient for people who have the urgent need for their new passport. However, you should keep in mind hat this type of delivery service is not applicable for passport cards. If you wish to avail of this service, you will be required to pay an additional fee. The request and payment should be given during the time of application.
Priority Mail With delivery Confirmation
This is the standard delivery service used by the Consular affairs, unless you have paid additional fee to avail of the overnight delivery service during the time of application. If you have not paid the added fee, this is the default delivery service. Priority mail provides fast domestic delivery within 1-3 business days, depending on the type of package as well as your location.
First Class Mail
All passport cards are delivered via this delivery service option. First Class Mail is a fast and efficient delivery service. Delivery is done within two to three business days. Keep in mind that this is the only delivery option for passport cards.
If you are traveling to another country anytime soon, it is recommended that you opt for the expedited service and overnight delivery.
All passports are delivered via a traceable method of delivery so you can be able to determine when you will receive your much awaited passport. You can go online and check the delivery in the delivery company’s site or you can call their office for a follow up. In this way, you are rest assured that you will be receiving your new passport in time.