US Passport Renewal

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Hello!
I need to renew my US passport. Every time I access the US Embassy online scheduling system, there are no appointments available. It does show FULLY BOOKED appointment dates, however, I never see any AVAILABLE appointment dates. I try the system several times a day, all week long.

When I call the embassy, the recording says it's closed and they only take emergency calls. My situation is not really an emergency. I live in BA and I want to go visit family back in the US....

Can anybody help me out?
 
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I would call the Emergency line and tell them you Must travel asap for a family situation..!
 

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I sent an email... this was their reply:

Thank you for contacting us. We realize that checking constantly is annoying and time-consuming. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but unfortunately, the only way to schedule an appointment is via the website. Slots open and close at any time/day so please continue monitoring it.

Frustrating to say the least...
 

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Im in the same boat except I dont need to travel back. The thing is Im applying for credit back in the states and I cannot do absolutely anything without a valid passport. Whats worse thats my only ID.

Anyone think the Embassy would do something for these cases? I mean you cant do almost anything without a valid ID. Isnt that an emergency?
 

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Im in the same boat except I dont need to travel back. The thing is Im applying for credit back in the states and I cannot do absolutely anything without a valid passport. Whats worse thats my only ID.

Anyone think the Embassy would do something for these cases? I mean you cant do almost anything without a valid ID. Isnt that an emergency?

I got an appointment! You basically have to be online all day and keep checking. Painful, but the appointments appear. Check now.
 

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Congrats!!! Can you please explain how exactly you got it? I mean, did you check every hour for example? Or everytime you log in you stay for 5/10 minutes refreshing? Also, what month was the first available appointment?
 

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Congrats!!! Can you please explain how exactly you got it? I mean, did you check every hour for example? Or everytime you log in you stay for 5/10 minutes refreshing? Also, what month was the first available appointment?

I work online, so I just kept the appointment page open and tried every so often during the day. There were appointments available this month. It's a pain, but you have to just keep trying every day, several times a day. Office hours work best.
 

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Thank you very much I will definitely try now, do you know if they accept credit cards? pesos or usd in cash?
 

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Thanks one last one, did you have the appointments page for October 2020 open and just refresh many times a day? Or did you open up the appointments page everytime until you found availability?

The reason I ask specifically is cause I have a friend who has been trying for the past week and has had no luck. Im assuming there must be an exact way to be able to get it.
 
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