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 and 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 weeks||(No reason needed)||Expedited||Expedite at an acceptance facility or expedite a renewal by mail|
|More than 6 weeks||(No reason needed)||Routine||Apply at an acceptance facility or renew by mail|
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.