Renew passport with app

This item appears on page 4 of the February 2020 issue.

The makers of the Mobile Passport app (July ’19, pg. 13) have partnered with RushMyPassport (Sept. ’19 pgs. 2, 44) so that travelers now can use the app to renew their passports in as little as 24 hours.

To rush a renewal using the app, click on “Help & FAQ,” scroll down to “Traveling soon and need a passport?,” click on the “Apply now” button and follow the instructions. Passport-mailing options, via FedEx, cost from $118 for standard shipping (8-10 business days) to $449 for “Same Day” shipping (next business day). The State Department charges $170 for passport renewal, and it must be paid directly to them. (The RushMyPassport application assists with this process.)

Note that, although a passport may be renewed within 24 hours with this service, there are no guarantees that the State Department will process a renewal that quickly, and even choosing the fastest delivery option can provide a new passport no sooner than the day after processing.