I got my brand spanking new passport yesterday. It was probably a few days earlier, but we’re too lazy to check the mailbox… I sent out my renewal application on December 30th and the old and new Passport Book came in 2 weeks.
Mom, on the other hand sent her application in early December, and nothing yet. I guess there are advantages in living in a state with little population!
I guess the passport book have been updated since 2000 – lots more security features like holograms, your photo is imprinted on the page, embedded electronics… hmmmm…. interesting.