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Listen, if you do not have your passport yet now is the time. Traveling is essential for the soul and no other better way to travel than to visit another country. Experience new cultures, new people, and a new way of life. Although there are many of us who wish we could visit a different country every month, there are some who forget one small detail. Something that is a MUST, is their passport! I see it all of the time from friends and family. They want to plan a trip somewhere and realize, “I need a passport for there!” Yes, you do. So don’t wait until you have a trip, start the process now!

Travel experts at Next Vacay want to help make that process just a bit easier for travelers. Many travelers are waiting for a renewed passport or their first one and realize that the application and waiting process can be extra stressful. Next Vacay travel experts want to help with four tips and tricks to help you with a faster passport application process. Get your passport quicker

  • Check your passport to see when it was issued

    “To beat any disappointments for your summer vacations, you’ll want to make sure that it has been no more than ten years since your passport was issued,” said Naveen Dittakavi, founder and CEO of Next Vacay.

     

  • Ensure your details are correct

    “I’d recommend thoroughly checking your application before you send it off. Many delays are made through typical errors – such as incorrect photos or typos – which can worsen your chances of receiving a passport in time for a summer trip,” said Naveen Dittakavi, founder and CEO of Next Vacay.

  • Go for digital rather than paper

    “When it comes to the method of how you apply, digital applications generally take a shorter amount of time as parts of the application are less likely to get lost, plus the online process will be more efficient. Keep this in mind if you don’t want to end up stuck in the backlog,” said Naveen Dittakavi, founder and CEO of Next Vacay.

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  • Make an appointment in person or over the phone

    “Look to book an appointment to one of the various passport centers across the country – that way you can speed up the process in person and have someone on hand should there be any errors,” said Naveen Dittakavi, founder and CEO of Next Vacay.