Old February 13th, 2012, 06:31 PM
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I just got my USA Passport via USPS Priority Mail today (2/13/12), I just put the application in 2 Friday's ago on (2/3/12), Now That's Speedy!

Fun Facts: I got my pictures taken at Walmart for $10 vs. the USPS price of $15, I say this because ppl i've talked to think the photo will be rejected if anyone else but the USPS does it. My head is completely shaved, so is my face, I know ppl were wondering if you needed hair for the picture to see what you looked like with hair, I think they just go by facial features. I chose standard delivery/processing time which was 4 to 6 weeks. For the cruise i'm going on in August on RCCL Explorer of The Seas I had applied (check marked) I wanted a passport card too, the lady at the USPS Post Office scribbled that out saying it was a waste of money because cards are for business ppl who are traveling out of the country every week about.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 05:15 PM
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That is amazing! Congratulations; gotta love it when everything clicks like that.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 07:22 PM
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I decided to go on a cruise 12/20 for a 2/26 cruise. My passport was expiring 2/2012. I shipped my passport out 12/27 wondering if I did the right thing and not pay extra for expedited service as opposed to the normal 6-8 week lead time. I decided not to use this service. I recieved my passport on 01/13; I kid you not.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:16 PM
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The hair thing is funny. If you "had to have hair" for the passport then my last two passports were invalid.

Congrats on the quick turnaround.

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Old February 16th, 2012, 03:15 AM
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Got mine in about two weeks as well. And I thought I was special

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Old February 16th, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Renewed ours at the same time. Mine came in two weeks and the wifes took a little over three weeks. We didn't request expedited mail on either one.
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