Originally posted by MrsB:
Thanks for the comments If we go to a location in my area, will they give them to us or will we have to wait on them to be mailed?? What is the average wait time if they mail them?
There was a time when you could go to the local passport office (e.g. Los Angeles on Wilshire Blvd.) to have one renewed/issued but no more. Now, you send it off to a central processing center and based on their volume, it will take several weeks.
I needed additional visa pages in my still valid passport (that's another, often missed requirement - the number of BLANK visa pages you have left in your passport before departing the country) - even expedited it took two weeks.