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    by Romani (Ventura, CA)

    Question: My passport has been expired for 5 years, I need to get to the UK for a bereavement. Where do I go for an emergency renewal? I have an airline ticket and the name of a funeral home in the UK for proof. Thank you.

    I have just forgotten to renew it. I have been very busy with my work. My grandmother just passed away and I would like to be there at the funeral. I am heartsick that my passport is expired. Please help me.

    Please email me where to go or what to do. I live in Ventura County, Ventura and am a naturalized citizen from the UK. My passport was issued to me in London a little less than 15 years ago in December. I am so sorry that it expired, I am so mad at myself, but what is done is done and I want to be with my family in the UK. I will be glad to receive a call regarding this.

    The funeral is set for sometime February 25-26. I can provide information about the name of the funeral home or director's name. I will have an airline ticket also as proof. Please tell me I can get my passport updated or issued for this UK visit. Thank you so much.

    I am very hopeful that I can get a renewal in this emergency situation. Please email me what I can do. Thank you so much.

    Answer: It is possible get your passport before your departure date on the 20th. As long as you were not a minor when your passport was issued and it is not damaged, you can still apply for a passport renewal . Otherwise, you need to submit Form DS-11 and supporting documents for a new passport .

    There are two ways you can expedite this process. One, you can schedule an appointment at the Los Angeles Passport Agency . The second method is to employ the assistance of a qualified passport expediting service . Expediters can submit the application for you at the agency.

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