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 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|