There’s a passport backlog in the Bay Area and nationwide. Here are some hacks to get yours faster.
July 21, 2021
30th NATJA Gold Award in Travel Tips and Advice
Hack #1: Don’t purchase international plane tickets until you have valid passports in-hand.
Hack #2: See if there’s a State Department-hosted Passport Acceptance Fair being held before your trip and within driving distance.
Hack #3: Find an appointment using the U.S. Department of State’s passport acceptance facility search function instead of USPS.com.
Hack #4: Call 1-877-487-2778) two weeks before your departure date.
Hack #5: Use the 1221 Trick.
Hack #6: Identify where your passport is being processed using your passport locator number.
Hack #7: Contact your congressman or senator.
Hack #9: Never pay for an appointment.