I am still hoping for international travel before next year. Just wanted to give folks a heads up that it took slightly more than three months to get our U.S. passports renewed. We received them today, and had not requested expedited processing.
Thanks, Lotusgirl, for the information. I had read on the State Department's website that it could take several months for renewals. I will be mailing all the applicable documents next week. My trip is not until November but I will probably pay for expediting since I am concerned about having such an important document out of my possession for so long. Let's hope our planned trips come to fruition!
When we renewed our passports last year, our travel agent strongly suggested paying for the expedited service. It was before the pandemic but she felt the same way about risking a slow renewal with the documents out of our hands too long. Our renewal went very quickly.
I always use expedited service. I hate to be without my passport!