One Passport, Please
I work at19th and L, just around the corner from our friendly regional passport office, so I see the line first hand almost every day – but it’s especially painful to watch the line on Fridays, when I think some believe the line will be shorter. Or, maybe it’s easier to take off a few hours to stand in line on a Friday. That’s what I planned to do… until I did a little research on where I could get my passport taken care of.
See, if you’re like me, you have a passport but let it expire, but then still thought you were in the clear for a new one by mail. Oh no, no you aren’t – not if you got your first passport prior to age 16, which I did. So, while it was only a little expired, I had to go in person because of the age issue.
So I looked here to see where else I might be able to get this thing taken care of. This last Saturday I got to my local post office just after 9 a.m., stood in line behind one couple waiting to do their infant’s passport, gave the nice woman helping me all my materials, and was on my way and back in my car by 9:20 a.m.
Please, help yourself and others – if you can get somewhere besides the DC regional office, go. It will take less time, and save time for those whose needs require them to go to the regional office. Plus, it’s gross and sweaty and hot out there. Post Offices have A/C. I’m just saying.