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Old Jun 26th 2020, 11:52 pm
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I know now is not the ideal time to renew a passport, but I want to make sure my older sons passport is current in case we need to go to a country with lower/no COVID-19 cases later this year.

I understand that for a child renewal both me and mrs tht need to go to the post office for the application.

my question is do we need to take all the paper work we did before or is his expired passport and the new passport application form all we need. Anyone have any direct / recent experience doing this ?


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I know now is not the ideal time to renew a passport, but I want to make sure my older sons passport is current in case we need to go to a country with lower/no COVID-19 cases later this year.

I understand that for a child renewal both me and mrs tht need to go to the post office for the application.

my question is do we need to take all the paper work we did before or is his expired passport and the new passport application form all we need. Anyone have any direct / recent experience doing this ?

More than "not the ideal time" (and assuming you are in the US) it looks as though what you want is currently impossible. A few passport offices have started Phase one of reopening which means that they are only processing passports needed in the next 72 hours for a life and death emergency.

https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...-agencies.html

This site appears to supply the list of what you need to take with you when you are able to go and get this done.

https://www.rushmypassport.com/blog/...-for-children/

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Old Jun 27th 2020, 12:28 am
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More than "not the ideal time" (and assuming you are in the US) it looks as though what you want is currently impossible. A few passport offices have started Phase one of reopening which means that they are only processing passports needed in the next 72 hours for a life and death emergency.

https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...-agencies.html

This site appears to supply the list of what you need to take with you when you are able to go and get this done.

https://www.rushmypassport.com/blog/...-for-children/
I have an appointment next week at the post office where they do acceptance for passports. The below update says it could be delayed but I may as well get the application in process while CV-19 cases are lower in my town/state (CT).

Your link confirms I need proof of being the parent, I assume one of his birth certificates will do that. But it also makes sense that we both have to bring ID now I remember that we both habe to be there. But in terms of what they take /send I was hoping it would only be his expired passport

https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...passports.html
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Default Re: USC Child passport renewal

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I have an appointment next week at the post office where they do acceptance for passports. The below update says it could be delayed but I may as well get the application in process while CV-19 cases are lower in my town/state (CT).

Your link confirms I need proof of being the parent, I assume one of his birth certificates will do that. But it also makes sense that we both have to bring ID now I remember that we both habe to be there. But in terms of what they take /send I was hoping it would only be his expired passport

https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...passports.html
When I did that for my son, his expired US passport was sufficient to prove his citizenship. I can't be sure that's still the same since I'm not a professional at this, but the link I posted seems to suggest that it is. I'm afraid I don't remember what I had to produce, sorry.

Not sure what the post office will do with your application if the actual passport issuing offices are not processing them, but I'm sure they'll tell you when you get there. Good luck.
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Default Re: USC Child passport renewal

just a heads up that my son's passport application submitted February 28th is still not processed. Apparently they are working through the backlog from date of receipt and since his was submitted a few weeks before everything closed down, I had hoped for some progress by now. I would definitely advise getting any passport applications in as soon as you can!
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Old Jun 29th 2020, 7:01 pm
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just a heads up that my son's passport application submitted February 28th is still not processed. Apparently they are working through the backlog from date of receipt and since his was submitted a few weeks before everything closed down, I had hoped for some progress by now. I would definitely advise getting any passport applications in as soon as you can!
Yep, booked in for Thursday.... if it is one line, may as well be in it before any post “COVID-19” rush of renewals....
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Old Jul 2nd 2020, 8:45 pm
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Originally Posted by petitefrancaise View Post
just a heads up that my son's passport application submitted February 28th is still not processed. Apparently they are working through the backlog from date of receipt and since his was submitted a few weeks before everything closed down, I had hoped for some progress by now. I would definitely advise getting any passport applications in as soon as you can!
she said the wait was “2-3 months at the post office today”. To be honest a delay may work out OK. If I can stretch it out so his 3rd renewal is after his 16th birthday he will get a 10 year then vs another 5 year one.
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Originally Posted by petitefrancaise View Post
just a heads up that my son's passport application submitted February 28th is still not processed. Apparently they are working through the backlog from date of receipt and since his was submitted a few weeks before everything closed down, I had hoped for some progress by now. I would definitely advise getting any passport applications in as soon as you can!
Just got the automated email alert from state to say they received the application and that it has been received and is “In Process”, that only took 4 days of which 1 was a holiday and 2 were the weekend. I assume this next part will take significantly longer based on the fact you are still waiting...
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Default Re: USC Child passport renewal

We sent our passports off Feb 28th we got our new ones the end of June. Our passports were expiring the end
of April.
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