Got my new passport card today! Also had my current passport (exp july 2019) returned with two holes punched through the cover and first page. The passport folks tell me I have to get a new passport. Since we leave in 4 weeks I have to expedite. Does anyone have any experience with the expedite process? (I need to decide asap whether to trust the mail process again or to take the day off and drive 6+ hrs round trip to handle this in person at a passport office.)
I'm not sure why my passport was invalidated. I was told by the state dept passport rep that I should have attached a signed letter telling them not to cancel my passport. Unfortunately, that instruction isn't listed on the State Dept form, instructions, or website. Has anyone heard of this?