How easy is it to get your passport? How long does it take?

@jashley1 (746)
United States
June 3, 2008 1:21am CST
Hello, Just wondering how easy it is to get your passport, how much it costs, and how long it usually takes. I know that most airlines allow you to show birth certificates for small children, but that a new law next year will make it so you have to have passports for everyone, right? I could look this info up, but just wanted to know if some frequent travelers already knew this information! Sometime 1st hand information is better than googling! Thanks!
4 responses
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
It was very hard to get one plus it takes like more than 1 month b4 i got it though it only costs me like $10.
@snowy22315 (56160)
• United States
3 Jun 08
It will probably take awhile because so many people are needing passports now. I hope you have plenty of time before you take your trip. If you are going out of the country you are probably going to need passpors for everyone.
@maximax8 (28992)
• United Kingdom
3 Jun 08
It costs £72 for a passport for an adult and £46 for a passort for a child in my home country. A form has to be filled out and passport style photos must be taken. Application can be at one travel agency company, larger post offices or at passport offices. I have heard that for a first application for an adult an interview is given at a passport office. I haven't had to do this because it is a recent rule and I got my first passport years ago. My youngest child was born in 2007 and I took him to a shop to get his passport photos done. Then I got a neighbor to give my baby son a reference on the passport form. It took three weeks to get my son's passport by postal service.
@chaigay20 (166)
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
in my country, it's very hard to get one. and you have to wait like a minimum of 15 working days. really slow..