For some, getting a passport could be easy if they have the time to wait for the routine processing time. But, if you are busy and have no time to go through the process, there are alternatives to take if you need a passport in a rush. A passport agency is one option.
You might ask, how fast will my passport application get process? Well, there are companies, known as expeditors or agencies, that will go through the process on your behalf. If you choose one, your part is to provide the documents and let them do the rest.
So, there are some advantages of going to a passport agency to apply, here are some of the reasons to hire one.
Sooner than Average
Agencies are authorized by the Department of State to accept applications and submit them for expedited processing. With this process, you can get a passport in a day if necessary or less than two weeks.
The standard time it takes an application to process is 4-6 weeks. Expedited service at a regular acceptance facility, like the post office, will take 2-3 weeks. It could be time you don’t have. However, an agency bypass at that time and gets the process down to a day or less than two weeks. So, you don’t need to wait all that time.
No Need to Wait in Line
Most acceptance facilities require an appointment to submit an application. That means you will meet others applying the same time as you. So, what do you do? Stand in line like everyone else until you get your turn to submit your papers.
An agency does not require an appointment. Most will accept your documents by mail, fax, or email. There is no need to visit the office. You will get your new passport by overnight delivery if it is your option to receive it.
You have access to an agency 24-7 once you have access to the internet. You can go online and search for the service. There are plenty to choose from, and all provide just about the same services. You can get and receive information about the process in minutes instead of waiting for regular business hours to get your questions answered.
Agencies are very reputable for passport services. If you are not sure which one to choose, you can check their accreditation or certificate with the U.S. Passport Agency. Also, look at their reviews and read what customers are saying. If the comments are more negative than positive, you can continue your search.
You may hardly think you will save money if you must pay more for a passport. Think about it for a minute. If you must commute to apply, you are spending money on commuting. The further you travel, the more you will pay to get to your destination. If you drive, you will pay for gas and parking. Again, these are expenses you overlook.
So, before you know it, you have invested time and money you never thought you would. Paying extra will resolve all the other issues you will encounter if you do it alone.