Where to Apply

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

How Quickly Do You Need a Passport

We process your application based on when you are traveling internationally and what service you select. Expand the images below for more information about getting your passport fast.

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    Choose this service if you have a life-or-death emergency that requires international travel within 72 hours (3 business days).

    See our "Life-or- Death Emergencies" page to learn if you are eligible. We cannot guarantee you can make an appointment. 

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    Choose this service if you have urgent international travel plans within 14 calendar days for reasons other than a life-or-death emergency. Restrictions apply and we cannot guarantee you can make an appointment. 

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    Choose this service if you are traveling in 5 to 7 weeks from today.

    Expedite at an acceptance facility or expedite a renewal by mail.

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    Current expedited processing times

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    Choose this service if you are traveling more than 8 to 11 weeks from today.

    Apply at an acceptance facility or renew by mail.

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Applying in Person

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