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sinkingfeeling

(51,539 posts)
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 11:17 AM Feb 2024

Passport Renewals Just Got Easier With This App

https://www.fodors.com/news/travel-tech/how-and-why-to-use-itseasy-passport-renewal-photo-app

Meet ItsEasy Passport Renewal & Photo App, a way to simplify the process. The mobile app (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play) is the only contact-free way to renew an adult passport, all from the comfort of your home. You read that correctly. Fill out your renewal form, take your new passport photo, and pay in the app. You can also apply for a second passport and order a new passport when there is a name change. There are even options for obtaining VISAs.

One of the common causes of delays in passport processing is application or photo errors. When you submit your information, one of the specialists will review your documents to be sure they are error-free before forwarding your application to the state department. If they find any errors, a concierge will give you step-by-step directions on how to correct the issue.

While there are way more benefits to using ItsEasy, the last one to mention is the visa widget. This feature lets you know if the country you are visiting requires a visa. If so, you can apply for a visa in-app.

Your base price follows the U.S. Department of State’s schedule of fees for passport services. For instance, to renew a passport and passport card, the cost is $160. It costs an additional $60 for expedited processing.

They offer two service plans, economical and expedited. There is a nominal price difference, both under $40. However, if you need their other services, that price does increase. For instance, if you require a passport, ItsEasy charges $99 on top of the cost of the visa.
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Passport Renewals Just Got Easier With This App (Original Post) sinkingfeeling Feb 2024 OP
This sounds like an advert for a commercial service getagrip_already Feb 2024 #1
I have used those services before, they're more $ RainCaster Feb 2024 #2
No, it's announcing a mobile app to renew your passport. sinkingfeeling Feb 2024 #4
And the difference? getagrip_already Feb 2024 #6
Okay, I saw this as an article written by a travel guide company announcing a sinkingfeeling Feb 2024 #7
I've never had any problems renewing a passport the standard way. And I've had something like PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2024 #3
I haven't had any problems either. But it might be easier to do online. sinkingfeeling Feb 2024 #5

RainCaster

(10,993 posts)
2. I have used those services before, they're more $
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 11:34 AM
Feb 2024

It cost me about $450 US to renew my passport. Cost another $500 to get my commercial visa for PRC. In both cases, I needed them in short order.

I'm not ready to trust this service just yet. Passport renewal is pretty easy, visa is very different.

sinkingfeeling

(51,539 posts)
7. Okay, I saw this as an article written by a travel guide company announcing a
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 03:09 PM
Feb 2024

new way of renewing your passport.

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,948 posts)
3. I've never had any problems renewing a passport the standard way. And I've had something like
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 12:06 PM
Feb 2024

seven passports over the years. You get your photo taken somewhere that normally does passport photos. AAA is a good choice.

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