I just turned in my passport info. yesterday, i walked in the office thinking i had beaten the crowd and WOW! it was jam packed with people, i was told that everyone is trying to beat the end of the year deadline and they said it is only going to get worse so i am going to get my daughter down there to get hers ASAP. I will be cruising to the caribbean this year but also need it because i live in California and we walk over the Mexican boarder to go shopping a few times a year. I guess i wasn't the only one with the bright idea of getting the passport over with.