The U.S. Department of State wants you to know that February and March are the best months to apply for or renew your U.S. passport. During these months processing times are lower, only 3-4 weeks for routine service and 2-3 weeks for expedite service. Expedite service costs an additional $60.
In fiscal year 2018, the U.S. Department of State processed a record breaking 21 million passport applications and they anticipate those numbers will rise in 2019. If you wait to apply for your passport during peak summer months, it will take longer to get your passport.
AAA Travel Branch Charleston is partnering with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Department of State to host a special Passport Fair and TSA Pre-check Registration Event on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The event on Wednesday is a convenient way to apply for or renew your U.S. passport and also register for TSA Pre-Check. U.S. passport holders who have less than six months of validity on their passports should consider renewing their passports now. Some foreign countries require up to 6 months of validity on your passport to enter.
Day: Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 pm
Location: AAA Travel Branch Charleston, 2031 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
Cost for First Time Applicants: $145 for adults
$115 for minors under age 16
Cost for Renewal: $110 adults
Expedite Processing Fee: $60
Payment: Money order or personal check only – Payable to the U.S. Department of State.
Applicants will be seen on a first come, first serve basis and no appointment is necessary. Photo service will be available on site. For information on applying for a U.S. passport, forms, fees, and processing times, visit Travel.State.Gov.