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 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 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
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

Applying in Person

Watch this video on how to apply in-person for an adult U.S. passport!