How Long Does It Take to Get a Passport Renewed? Now Just 24 Hours, so Don’t Panic

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A surefire ways to enter panic-mode is realizing your dust-covered passport is expired—and you're leaving for a farflung destination, like, tomorrow. In the past, you had two choices: Taking your chances with a sketchy online expedited passport service, or praying to the passport gods that some miracle would save you from having to cancel your vacation. But now, thanks to FedEx, you can renew it safely within 24 hours.

Typically, a passport renewal takes 6 to 8 weeks to process—not the best option for last-minute emergencies. According to Afar, FedEx is giving panicked travelers some peace of mind through a new partnership with the expedited passport service RushMyPassport. Whether you need to renew your passport—or get a completely new one—you can do so by popping by one of 2,000 FedEx Office locations across the country. You can even get your passport photos taken right then and there. But it'll cost ya.

To get a passport within 11 to 14 days, the service runs $99. Prices escalate dramatically from there depending on the time frame, topping out at $449 for same-day, 24-hour service. Add to that the U.S. State Department's separate service fee of $170 for rush orders, and your bank account balance might be hurting by the time you have your passport in your hand... but at least you'll make that flight!

Aside from getting your passport situation figured out, here are five other ways to master stress-free travel. And here's how to save money by getting started with travel rewards.

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