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 Should Select My Door-to-Door Times Next Steps?
Right now I have a life-or-death emergency Life-or-Death Emergency Service Your appointment date must be within 72 hours (or 3 business days) of travel See our "Life-or- Death Emergencies" page to learn if you are eligible. We cannot guarantee you can make an appointment. 
Less than 10 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 72 hours (or 3 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 10-14 weeks (No reason needed) Expedited  10 weeks (includes both our processing times and mailing times on the front and back end) Expedite at an acceptance facility or expedite a renewal by mail
More than 14 weeks from today (No reason needed) Routine  14 weeks (includes both our processing times and mailing times on the front and back end) 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!