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 Door-to-Door 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. We cannot guarantee you can make an appointment. 
Less than 12 weeks from today I have urgent international travel plans within 72 hours (3 business days). Expedited at an Agency or Center  Within 72 hours (3 business days) An extremely limited number of appointments are available for customers who are traveling internationally in the next 72 hours (3 business days). Restrictions apply and we cannot guarantee you can make an appointment. 
In the next 12-18 weeks (No reason needed) Expedited  12 weeks (includes up to 6 weeks processing and 6 weeks mailing) Expedite at an acceptance facility or expedite a renewal by mail
More than 18 weeks from today (No reason needed) Routine  18 weeks (includes up to 12 weeks processing and 6 weeks mailing) 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!