Get My Passport Fast

Do you need to rush your passport? Learn more about the service you should select based on when and why you are traveling internationally. 

What Service Should I Select

My Travel Date My Reason for Travel Service I Want My Processing Times Next Steps?
Right now I have a life-or-death emergency Life-or-Death Emergency Service Within 72 hours (3 business days) See our "Life-or- Death Emergencies" page to learn if you are eligible.
Less than 4 weeks from today I have urgent international travel plans. Expedited at an Agency or Center  Within 72 hours (3 business days) A limited number of appointments are available for customers who are traveling internationally in the next 72 hours (3 business days). Restrictions apply
In the next 4-10 weeks (No reason needed) Expedited  4-6 weeks Expedite at an acceptance facility or expedite a renewal by mail
More than 10 weeks from today (No reason needed) Routine  10-12 weeks  Apply at an acceptance facility or renew by mail

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Expedite at a Passport Agency or Center

We continue to offer in-person service by appointment only for customers who need a passport within 72 hours (3 business days) due to a life-or-death emergency. We are also offering a limited number of appointments for customers who have urgent international travel within 72 hours (3 business days) for reasons other than a life-or-death emergency. Restrictions apply. 

To apply at a passport agency, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Make an appointment online or call us at 1-877-487-2778
  • Be traveling internationally within 72 hours (3 business days)
  • Be able to show printed proof of international travel (such as your flight itinerary, hotel reservation, cruise tickets, or international car insurance)
  • Pay the $60 expedite fee in addition to the regular application fees
  • Wear a cloth face covering while inside the passport agency
  • Note: you can schedule your appointment up to 2 weeks before your international travel but the date of your appointment must be within 3 business days of your international travel. If you need a foreign visa, the date of your appointment must be within 10 business days of your international travel.

If you have a life-or-death emergency, please see Life-or-Death Emergencies. If you don't meet the requirements for an appointment, please refer to the What Service Should I Select table on this webpage.

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Expedite at an Acceptance Facility

Select this option if your international travel date is in the next 4 to 10 weeks. 

You must use Form DS-11 when applying at an acceptance facility. If you need to renew your passport, you should use Form DS-82 and mail it to us. Here's how you expedite at an acceptance facility: 

  • Fill out your DS-11 application and collect your documents. See How to Apply to find the right form for you. 
  • Be sure to include the $60 expedite fee in addition to the normal application fee. See Passport Fees for more information.
  • Find the acceptance facility nearest you to turn in your application and fees. Contact the facility before arriving to determine if an appointment is required.
  • The expedite fee does not include the optional 1-2 day delivery fee of your completed passport.

 

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Expedite a Renewal by Mail

Select this option if your international travel date is in the next 4 to 10 weeks.

Form DS-82 must be mailed in unless you are eligible to renew in-person at a passport agency or center. To find out if you are eligible to use Form DS-82, see our Renew a Passport page.  Here's how to expedite a renewal by mail:

  • Fill out your DS-82 application and collect your documents.
  • Be sure to include the $60 expedite fee in addition to the normal application fee. See Passport Fees for more information.
  • Clearly mark "EXPEDITE" on the outside of the envelope. 
  • The expedite fee does not include the optional 1-2 day delivery fee.
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1-2 Day Delivery (Optional)

You may choose to pay for 1-2 day delivery for your application. When you pay for this service, you're not paying for your passport to be completed in 1-2 days. You're paying for your completed passport to be shipped to you 1-2 days after we print it.

If you need your passport for urgent international travel in the next 2 days, please make an appointment at a passport agency or center.

  • If you are only applying for a passport card, we will send it to you via First Class Mail. We do not use 1-2 day delivery services for passport card only applications.
  • You may choose one or both of the following shipment options:
    • Delivery to us: Purchase 1-2 day delivery service at a post office or other passport acceptance facility for faster shipping of your application to us. The price for 1-2 day delivery service varies depending on the area of the country.
    • Return to you: Include the $17.13 1-2 day delivery service fee with your passport fee in your check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State for faster return shipping.
    • You may receive your passport and your supporting documents submitted with your application in separate mailings.
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Passport Expeditors or Courier Companies

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.