Processing Times

September 2021 Update

It may take 4 weeks from the day you submit your application until your status is “In Process.” During this time, your application is delivered to a mail facility, your payment is processed, and your application is entered into our system. Even if your passport status update says, “Not Available,” your application and supporting documents are safely on their way to us. 

Our call center is experiencing extremely high call volumes with longer-than-usual wait times. You can check your status online using our Online Passport Status System

The processing times below apply to all passport services.

Passport Processing Times
Routine Up to 16 weeks
Expedited Up to 12 weeks
Expedited at Agency Must have international travel within 72 hours (3 business days)

Limited Appointments

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Go to the Online Passport Status System to check your application status.