Travel Tips01 Mar 2012

Obtaining Passports in a Hurry

As a travel consultant, I was happy to learn that Tucson has a passport processing center.  In fact, it is one of three mega processing centers in the United States where passports are approved and printed.   The Western Passport Center is capable of processing your passport in a very short time, if necessary.   This office is operated by the U.S. Department of State and is intended to help travelers who are traveling within 14 days, or have run into difficulties getting their passport processed through the normal channels and already have a travel itinerary in place.

If you are planning to travel internationally soon and don’t have a passport or need to renew an expired one, their center is located at 7373 E. Rosewood Street in Tucson, Arizona. You will need to call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 for an appointment.  Normal office hours are Monday through Friday.

To assist all travelers with their passports, regardless if they are traveling within 14 days, the Western Passport Center in Tucson is holding a Passport Day on March 10, 2012 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm – no appointment necessary.  

For normal processing turnaround, currently four-to-six weeks, travelers can contact www.Travel.State.Gov to find out the nearest passport acceptance facility.  You can also apply online at this same website if you are older 16 years of age – other restrictions may apply.

Questions?  We’re happy to help – give us a call at 520-529-1242 or toll free 888-429-1242.

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