Sure, you can fork over an extra $60 to try and shave a few weeks off the processing time, but that's not likely to do you much good if the whole system is bogged down with an overwhelming volume of renewal requests (including your own), is it? Remember, the off-peak season for passports is from September through December, so just stop by your local passport agency office or submit your renewal by mail, ASAP.
(h/t Travel Skills)
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Gianni Jaccoma is a staff writer for Thrillist, and he just got his first passport last year. Follow his tweets from overseas @gjaccoma, and send your news tips to email@example.com