Passport Renewal !!!
- Yes, this was my project.
- No, it is NOT a craft.
- ...remember the part about "no rules".
Steve has been giving me a bad time about it lately (he renewed his last year or the year before...for work), but I admit I haven't really wanted to deal with it. This week's challenge was a nice little nudge to get off my backside and get it done.
Since it wouldn't be much of a project without some kind of tutorial, here goes:
Step 1. Look up passport renewal online. http://travel.state.gov/passport/renew/renew_833.html
Renew by Mail if All of the Following are True:Step 2. Fill out application form, then print it out and sign it.
Your Most Recent U.S. Passport: Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application
Was issued when you were age 16 or older Was issued within the last 15 years Was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change
If any of the above statements do not apply to you, you must Apply in Person
Step 3. Find check book and make out a check for $140.00 (that's for a passport AND a passport card).
Step 4. Brush your hair...then drive to Costco and get a passport picture taken.
Step 5. Staple picture to application (borrow stapler from Post Office employee).
Step 6. Mail application (along with payment and old passport).
Step 7. Wait (I believe the turn around time is 6-8 weeks). Also cross fingers that you filled out the application properly and remembered to put everything in the envelope.