September 26, 2013 4:39 PM Subscribe
Can I finish my passport application in person? Why didn't they accept me?!
posted by masquesoporfavor to travel & transportation (18 answers total)
I did a dumb thing and made travel plans to get married in Jamaica before having my passport issued. I guess I wrongly assumed that this would go smoothly. Today I received a letter from the Department of State that says they need 5 more proofs of identity that are older than 5 years. The things they list that are acceptable are military IDs, union cards, medical records, yearbook photos, newspaper articles with my photo in them, etc. I do not think I can come up with 5 things! I do have my old yearbooks, but they say the name of the school and your name have to be shown--can I copy the cover and the page with my photo on it? How would that prove that the photo came from that specific book?!
My mom was able to scan and email a copy of my old, expired, lost passport from when I was a teenager (I turn 31 tomorrow). I have a medical insurance card. I did have a birth certificate, but they make you send in the original with the passport application. I have a driver's license and social security card.
Will I be able to bring all these items in person to the expedited passport office? Will they know that they already have my original birth certificate? Do I just have to send the additional copies in like they asked and then wait 90 more days?
Our travel plans are to leave for Jamaica on November 9, so time is of the essence now. Yes, I know this is my fault. Any advice you can give that will help me get my passport in a timely manner is appreciated. Thanks! And sorry for the jumbly mess; I got home from work, read the letter, started crying, and just want to fix this. This trip is a gift and it's already paid for and I feel so stupid!