Frequently Asked Questions about Passports
Below you will find links to many questions concerning passports. Among the questions answered will be where to apply, when to apply by mail or in person and how to obtain a passport quickly. Should you have any additional questions, or would like assistance in an emergency travel situation, do not hesitate to contact one of my offices.
1. How do I obtain a passport application or other passport-related forms?
5. What if an emergency necessitates that I travel abroad as soon as possible?
If you obtain an appointment early in the day, it is sometimes possible to pick up your passport that same day. In some instances, your passport will be ready for you the following business day. In that case, you can either pick your passport up, or have it sent to you using an overnight courier service, such as FedEx.
If you are traveling within seven to ten business days, you may use a nearby acceptance facility, such as your local post office. You will need to pay an additional $35 fee for expedited service and include a self-addressed, prepaid, two-way, overnight delivery envelope.
Whether you apply in person at the Boston Passport Agency or use the expedited service through the mail you must present your tickets or airline-generated itinerary in order to show that, in fact, you will be traveling within the 14 day window required by the passport agency to process an expedite request.
If you have any additional questions about your passport and if you reside in the 25th Congressional District, feel free to contact me and my staff at (585) 232-4850.
6. I have my passport- can I now head overseas?
Also, check the State Department website for travel warnings and consular information sheets that provide very helpful information about the country you plan on visiting. Should an emergency arise while abroad, the State Department provides crisis assistance, including information on specific emergency situations.
Once you've obtained all your travel documents, its time to pack and get ready for your trip. Enjoy your travels!