Where to Apply

Where you apply depends on when you need your U.S. passport.

Please Note: The instructions below are for those applying inside the United States. For information on how to apply for a U.S. passport outside the United States, please visit Apply Outside the United States.

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

Applying in Person

Watch this video on how to apply in-person for an adult U.S. passport!