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.
|My Travel Date||My Reason for Travel||Service I Should Select||My Processing Times||Next Steps?|
|Right now||I have a life-or-death emergency||Life-or-Death Emergency Service||
Your appointment date must be within 3 business days of travel.
|See our "Life-or- Death Emergencies" page to learn if you are eligible. 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.|
|Less than 5-7 weeks from today||I have urgent international travel plans within 2 weeks, or need a foreign visa within 4 weeks.||Expedited at an Agency or Center||Your appointment date must be within 5 business days of travel. If you need a foreign visa, the appointment can be within 10 business days of travel.||A limited number of appointments are available. Restrictions apply and we cannot guarantee you can make an appointment.|
|In the next 5-7 weeks||(No reason needed)||Expedited||5-7 weeks (does not include mailing times)||Expedite at an acceptance facility or expedite a renewal by mail|
|More than 8-11 weeks from today||(No reason needed)||Routine||8-11 weeks (does not include mailing times)||Apply at an acceptance facility or renew by mail|