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One of the most common questions we get at the Travel Document Systems office is “How can I get a travel passport in record time?” For some people, the process of getting a travel passport can be a bit overwhelming. There are a lot of documents to gather and submit, and the process can take a while. But we’re here to help! Here are a few tips to help you get your travel passport in record time:

If you’re a U.S. citizen, the first step is to fill out an online application. You can find the application on the State Department’s website. Once you’ve completed the application, print it out and sign it. Then, gather the required documents and send them to the address listed on the application.

If you’re not a U.S. citizen, you’ll need to contact the embassy or consulate of the country you’re traveling to. They’ll be able to provide you with the necessary application and requirements.

COVID-19 Young woman holding suitcase luggage with passport and plane ticket at airport for journey.

Once you have everything in order, the next step is to submit your application and pay the application fee. You can do this online, by mail, or in person. If you submit your application online, you’ll need to pay with a credit or debit card. If you submit by mail, you can pay with a check or money order. And if you submit in person, you can pay with cash, credit or debit card, or a check.

Once your application and fee are submitted, the processing time can take 4-6 weeks. However, if you need your travel passport sooner, you can request expedited processing. There’s an additional fee for this service, but it’s worth it if you need your travel passport in a hurry.

If you follow these tips, you’ll be on your way to getting your travel passport in record time!