The State of Vermont is not different than the other states when it comes to passport offices. Vermont Passport Offices are in post offices, county clerk’s offices, courthouses and public libraries. All these facilities offer the same processing services to applicants. The only setback with them is that the processing time takes longer. One advantage is the cost is the lowest when compared to the other options available.
You can also submit your application to a regional passport agency or hire a private expeditor to get a passport in one day. This option will cost you more money, but you can have a passport very quickly. With so many choices, you can get a new passport in no time.
Vermont Post Offices
The post offices have more extended hours of operation than the county clerk’s office, courthouse, and library. For that reason, the post office receives more applications than the others. When you submit your papers including a passport form(DS-11, DS-64, and DS-82), supporting documents, and fee, you will have two choices for processing. The options are routine or regular processing and expedited processing.
Normal processing accepts a form, supporting documents, and fee to get a new passport. The process usually takes 4 to 8 weeks before getting the new passport in the mail.
Expedited processing takes 2 to 3 weeks and requires proof of travel with the same documents as a standard process. The cost is more because of speeding the process.
Same Day Service
The post offices and the other facilities can only help you get a passport in 2 to 8 weeks. If you need one sooner, use a regional passport agency or a private expeditor. Both services can get a passport in a day if you need it that soon. But before you seek one of them, you must provide these documents for the process:
Proof of travel
Two letters of authorization (only for an expeditor)
Company letter (just for a business trip)
Emergency proof (for an emergency trip)
Pay cost (passport, execution, and service fees)
Regional Passport Agency
A regional passport agency requires you have an appointment before going to an office. To get one, call the National Passport Information Center, and it will be given at Vermont Passport Agency. The agency’s office is in a Federal Building, be ahead of schedule in case you encounter lines because of security. Also, do not bring with you any prohibited weapons or hazardous material. If you do, you may get arrested and miss your meeting.
Unlike a regional passport agency, an expeditor does not require a face-to-face meeting. You can submit your documents by mail and wait for your new passport. If you choose to go to the office, the service will be the same. There are plenty of expeditors in a state when compared to a regional agency.