June 26

U.S. Passport public service announcement

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A truly industrious reader (who finally got his own passport) sent the following information for anyone having passport troubles. You can find more information by reading his full comment (#51) on this post. Good luck to all who are having trouble.
National Passport Center 1-877-487-2778
Passport status requests 1-606-526-7600
Washington passport desk at 202-647-7948.
US Consular Task Force (WATCH DOG) 202-647-7948
US Department of State phone directory unclassified
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/82073.pdf
The following is a list of the abbreviations you will see next to the employees name in the directory. Assuming you know where it’s being processed look for the following. Once you have found someone make sure you have your passport locater number, name, DOB, SS# ready.
CA/PPT…………………………………………………….Office of Passport Services CA/PPT/BN…………………………………………………..Boston Passport Agency CA/PPT/CG………………………….……………………..Chicago Passport Agency CA/PPT/HH……………………..…………………………Honolulu Passport Agency CA/PPT/HN……………………………….………………..Houston Passport Agency
CA/PPT/LA………………………………………….…Los Angeles Passport Agency CA/PPT/MM…………………………………………….……..Miami Passport Agency CA/PPT/No…………………………………………….New Orleans Passport Agency
CA/PPT/NPC……..……………………National Passport Center, Portsmouth, NH CA/PPT/NY……….……………………….………………New York Passport Agency CA/PPT/PA…………………….………………………Philadelphia Passport Agency CA/PPT/SE……….………………….……………………….Seattle Passport Agency
CA/PPT/SF……………………..……………………San Francisco Passport Agency CA/PPT/SIA…………………………………………….……Special Issuance Agency CA/PPT/SM……………………….……………………….Stamford Passport Agency CA/PPT/WN…………………………………………….Washington Passport Agency
Email your congressman at http://www.house.gov/
Email your Senator http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


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  1. I would like to thank the wonderfully “industrious reader” who put all this information out for us to utilize. After weeks of dealing with being hung up on by the Passport (lack of) information hotline and ill attempts to reach the status request line, I was finally able to get some real information from the Washington passport desk today. My family’s passports were sent out today via FexEx overnight. Thank you, and good luck to those that are still waiting.
    Glad to hear you got through and got your passports on the way.
    Best–
    MRE 

  2. I noticed from MD’s blog that you were reading the 4 hour work week by Timothy Ferriss. I was reading his blog and recently came accross an interesting post about clearing up passport headaches. Here is the address:
    http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2007/04/22/get-george-bush-to-help-you-skip-airport-lines/
    Does this seem like something that could help?
    Hi Freddy–
    I haven’t read Timothy Ferriss’s book yet; someone gave it to me so I threw it on my stack of books I’m in the process of reading (I have a bunch going at any given time), and I haven’t had the time to read it.
    I don’t know that I would give all the info to get the clear card, but if I traveled all the time I might.  It probable wouldn’t work in the airports I travel through, anyway.
    Cheers–
    MRE 

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