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 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|