The information on renewing a U.S. Passport seems to say that it takes several weeks to renew unless you have a “life or death emergency”. It also seems that you need to give them your old passport while they process it. What do daily cross-border commuters do? It seems like you have to be without a passport for a while.

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    Cross which border? By what method of travel? Dec 29 '16 at 4:31
  • Either the USA-Canada border or the USA-Mexico border, can't matter much. I would answer this for bus (Detroit) and car. It's clear and not too broad.
    – chx
    Dec 29 '16 at 4:54
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    @chx We've had better-focused questions before, e.g. How do I cross US-Canada border while my (US) passport is being renewed? Dec 29 '16 at 5:32
  • Daily commuters will generally use some sort of border-crossing card (nexus, enhanced driver's license, etc).
    – phoog
    Dec 30 '16 at 2:03

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