If your passport is expiring within the next two or three years, our EWR Airport parking company suggests getting it renewed now instead of waiting.
Nearly 49 million passports are set to expire within the next three years. There are so many because back in 2007, the U.S. passed a law requiring all American citizens use a passport when traveling to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. Because of this, around 18 million passports were issued in 2007 alone and because passports expire every ten years, there are a total of about 20.9 million passports set to expire next year.
Because of this high number, government officials have issued a warning for an influx of passport renewals through 2018. In 2016, you can expect about 17.4 million passport renewals and in 2018, you can expect about 20.5 million.
While a typical passport renewal takes about six weeks, it could end up taking much longer with so many passports in line to be renewed. That’s why we say even if you don’t have any travel plans, you should go ahead and renew yours as soon as possible. This way, you won’t have to worry about timing if you do decide to go somewhere.
Passport renewal can be done by mail for a cost of $110. If you’re getting one for the first time, you’ll need to apply for it in person and it’ll cost you a little more ($135). So get to it!