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https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/have-passport/renew.html

Says “If you apply or renew now, you will experience significant delays of several months to receive your U.S. passport“

How long is “significant delays of several months”?

Some government agencies (USCIS) are going bankrupt and need a bailout from congress now. Seems to me that this procrastination and waiting Is only going to make things worse later. I think it’s better to mail in my renewal now rather than wait.

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On 5/20/2020 at 10:59 AM, little immigrant said:

I had no idea you can have up to 4 passports.

No. You can have at most 2 unexpired non-diplomatic/non-official US passport books: "In limited circumstances, we will issue a limited-validity, second passport book to you which will be valid for up to four years." https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/have-passport/second-passport-book.html

 

22 CFR § 51.2(b): Unless authorized by the Department, no person may bear more than one valid passport of the same type.

*"Department" above refers to DOS. It's at their discretion if they issue a limited-validity second passport book.

On 5/20/2020 at 10:59 AM, little immigrant said:

I have only one and considering it's proof of citizenship (I'm naturalized) it's a very important piece of documentation for me.

Passport cards are also available and they are wallet sized. They are usually issued for 10 years.

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https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/card.html "Both the passport book and passport card serve as proof of your U.S. citizenship and identity."

Edited by HRQX

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On 5/21/2020 at 1:09 PM, ProbeGT said:

Once you have more than one, do you treat one as your "primary", or do you use whichever works better given your situation? 

I usually take just one -  If I'm only going to Europe or Philippines I take the 4 year one and fill it up with stamps.  If I think I'll be leaving the airport in Hong Kong or need a visa I take the 10 year.  (most the time when I go to Hong Kong for work I end up in Shenzhen so I need my Chinese visa).  I've placed all of the 10 year visas in the 10 year passport. When in doubt I've taken both.

 

On 5/21/2020 at 1:09 PM, ProbeGT said:

Some countries have super long visa processing times, even for US citizens, and I always wondered how one could travel in such situations.  This is very helpful, thanks!

I've waited 8 weeks for one. . .  But they are usually fast.   I went to the Paraguay Consulate in LA and it was processed the the Consulate General himself and he was amazed someone came it to get it in person. China you can get the next day in person.  Brazil (USC no longer need visas) was in person but took a week.   Kazakhstan, India, Nepal, Bolivia are all by mail and pretty fast.  Make sure you insure the overnight envelope for the replacement costs of the VISAs.   My 10 year has a value of over $1000 ;)   I've had to get visas for work / conferences and Africa and Middle East are the slowest.


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June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

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21 hours ago, HRQX said:

No. You can have at most 2 unexpired non-diplomatic/non-official US passport books: "In limited circumstances, we will issue a limited-validity, second passport book to you which will be valid for up to four years." https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/have-passport/second-passport-book.html

 

22 CFR § 51.2(b): Unless authorized by the Department, no person may bear more than one valid passport of the same type.

*"Department" above refers to DOS. It's at their discretion if they issue a limited-validity second passport book.

The running joke in one of my groups is the 2nd and more passports are the "Manafort" passports.  https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/31/politics/manafort-3-passports/index.html

 


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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1 hour ago, Paul & Mary said:

and more passports are the "Manafort" passports.  https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/31/politics/manafort-3-passports/index.html

The court document doesn't clarify if the 3rd passport was a book or a card. Maybe, he traveled by sea (i.e. in a yacht) with a passport card to Cancun, Grand Cayman Island, and other Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative destinations. http://cdn.cnn.com/cnn/2017/images/10/31/manafort.gates.flight.risk.filing.pdf

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