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Routine: 7 to 10 weeks
Expedited: 3 to 5 weeks
Expedited at Agency: Must have international travel within 14 calendar days
You can get a status on the day we received your application in our system, or the day we processed your request for expedited service.
Online Passport Status System: Enroll in email updates about your status
Application Status page: Find out the status of your passport application
Call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 (1-888-874-7793 TDD/TTY) to request expedited service for an extra $60. You may also add a 1-2 delivery service of your completed passport book for an extra $19.53. One-to-two day delivery is not available for passport cards. We only send cards via First Class Mail.
Yes. You may choose one or both of the following shipment options:
You may receive your passport and the supporting documents in separate mailings. If you are renewing a passport card, we will send it to you via First Class Mail. We do not use 1-2 day delivery services if you only applied for a passport card.
We change our processing times as demand for passports changes during the year. From late winter into summer, demand for passports is generally higher than other periods of the year. Plan ahead and apply during our slower season from October through December.
If you receive a letter or email requesting more information to complete your application, respond as soon as possible. If you receive this letter or email, it may take longer to get your passport. Follow the instructions in the letter or email, and go to our Respond to a Letter or Email page for more information.
Yes, this is our email and the links in the email will take you to this website. We emailing customers who have passports expiring in the next year and remind them to renew. The subject line of the email will be: