I applied for my passport 10 years ago and it is now expired. I will travel to Europe in the summer and would like to know how I can renew my passport.
Well to begin with, you are on the right track with getting your passport renewed before going Europe. There will be various ways in which you can renew your passport, which will be explained below.
If there is a reason that you will need to get your passport in a rush, then we advise employing a passport expediting company like Fastport Passport to expedite your passport services. A professional passport expeditor will be able to get you a renewed passport in as little as a day.
There are also services for 3 day and 1-week passport processing times with professional passport expediters.
In contrast, if you have time and can visit you nearest passport agency, you will be able to renew you passport by yourself. Your passport will not be processed as quickly as a professional passport expeditor, but will be the second quickest option available. This option is good if you have about 2 weeks to spare to obtain your renewed passport.
Finally, you can renew your passport through the mail if you are qualified to do so. You will have to mail your documents to the passport agency for them to process it for you. Your passport will have to be in good condition and cannot be significantly damaged or they will not accept it. Also, you should mail your documents in a Tyvek envelope with a tracking number to ensure the location of your package along with knowing when it arrives to its destination.