VIP Passports and Visa Services
2012 Louisiana Houston, Texas 77002
1.800.876.8472 or 713.659.8472
We are located right next door to the united states passport office in downtown Houston. VIP Passports works closely with the Houston passport agency to help obtain your passports as quickly as possible. VIP Passports has been in business for over 28 years.
Want Your Passport In A Hurry?
When it comes to the passport application process, you will discover planning well in advance is the best rule of thumb. However, there are situations that may arise where an emergency means last minute planning is the only option. As such, receiving the family’s US passports in a hurry is the only option and the issuing department understands this uncommon need.
You can receive your US passports in just a few days, but not every qualifies for these rush jobs. An illness and a death in the family are the two most common situations where expedited services are needed. But this does not mean you cannot pay an additional fee and have your own application expedited through the system.
Most people can expect to receive an accepted passport application within six to eight weeks. However, if you pay an expedition fee, you will get your application placed in the front of a line. Sometimes, this line is shorter than others meaning you will get your application reviewed faster. Remember, just because you pay to have your passport application expedited does not mean you will automatically be approved to receive your US passport.
What should you know before applying for an expedited passport?
In addition to the regular application fee, an expedited US passport application will cost an extra $60 minimum. The US application assistance agency may have their own additional fees. If you are not sure, you should ask before agreeing to purchase services.
If using Form DS-82 the word EXPEDITED should be clearly marked on the envelope. This will help your application get to where it needs to go in a swift manner. Your envelope is not necessarily opened quickly once the agency received your passport application. With the word EXPEDITED on the envelope, the receiving agency can get your application opened faster.
Note: Do NOT write “expedited” on an application envelope without the application fee and the expedited fee in the envelope. You will find your application delayed or denied.
It is highly suggested that you use a traceable form of mail delivery. In addition, you should two day deliver your application to insure your mail does not get lost on route to the agency. This helps prove when you mailed the passport application and where the application is thanks to the addition of tracking numbers.
Insure you send the proper type of application fee payment. Some agencies allow credit cards, debit cards, checks, or a combination of the above. However, not all agencies are required to accept all forms of payments. If you are not sure, contact the issuing agency for more details.
While the best way to get your US passport is to plan well in advance this is not always feasible. If you need to get your passports in a hurry, you will need to pay an additional fee and follow special rules. Companies such as VIP Passports can go a long way in helping you get your passports without worrying about the legalities of dotting I’s and crossing those T’s.
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Passports And Visa Services
VIP Passports, Inc. || 2012 Louisiana St. || Houston, Texas 77002
Toll Free: 1-800-876-8472 || Fax: 713-659-3767
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