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 DELAYS IN OVERSEAS PASSPORT PROCESSING

Due to a systems issue affecting global passport operations, there is currently a delay in the printing of U.S. passports that were approved at overseas passport facilities.  Applications accepted on or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay.  If you applied for a U.S. passport at a U.S. embassy or consulate after May 26 and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the embassy or consulate in which you originally applied.  Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available on embassy and consulate websites.

  • How Do I Apply for a Passport?

    Applying for the first time? Renewing a passport?

    Find out how to apply for your or your child's
    passport book or card now.

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  • Información de pasaportes

    Información general sobre los trámites y servicios del pasaporte estadounidense. 

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  • Where Can I Apply?

    Find out how and where to submit your passport application.

    (You may even be eligible to mail it in!)

    Where to Apply
  • Check My Application Status

    To check your application status you will need: your last Name, date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY) and last Four Digits of Social Security Number.

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Processing Times

Routine 4-6 Weeks
Expedited 3 Weeks
Expedited at Agency 8 Business Days

Based on need, restrictions apply

   

Contact Us

 

For 24/7 automated passport information or to make an appointment at a passport agency, please contact:

The National Passport Information Center

To speak to a customer service representative, please call between the hours of 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 

  • From the U.S. 1-877-487-2778
  • From the U.S. 1-888-874-7793 (TTY/TTD)
  • For life or death emergencies (after hours) 1-202-647-4000
  • NPIC@state.gov

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Enrolling in this free service will allow us to better assist you in case of an emergency while you are abroad.