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 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|