If you need your passport quickly, you can expedite your application. Please see our most up-to-date processing times. Expedited service is an additional $60.
|Right now||I have a life-or-death emergency||Expedited||See our "Life-or- Death Emergencies" page|
|Less than 3 weeks||
I have urgent international travel plans.
Example: you're traveling overseas on June 22. Beginning June 1, you should schedule an appointment at a passport agency or center that is on June 8 or later. You can only go to the actual appointment within 2 weeks of international travel (or 4 weeks if you need a visa).
|Expedited||Make an appointment at a passport agency or center (bring proof of travel)|
|Less than 6-8 weeks||(No reason needed)||Expedited||Expedite at an acceptance facility or expedite a renewal by mail|
|More than 6-8 weeks||(No reason needed)||Routine||Apply at an acceptance facility or renew by mail|
Form DS-82 must be mailed in unless you have urgent international travel and are eligible to renew in-person at a passport agency or center. You cannot apply with Form DS-82 (Renew a Passport) at an acceptance facility. To find out if you are eligible to use Form DS-82, see Renew a Passport.
You may choose to pay for a 1-2 Day Delivery service for your application.
Passport expeditor/courier companies are private entities, some of which are registered at our passport agencies, and are allowed to submit expedited passport applications on behalf of customers. To learn more about passport and visa expeditor/courier companies, please visit our Passport Expeditor/Courier page.