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U.S. Passports


Passport Requirements

Processing Times

The processing times below apply to all passport services.

Routine 4-6 Weeks
Expedited 2-3 Weeks
Expedited at Agency 8 Business Days

Based on need, restrictions apply


Routine and Expedited processing times include mailing time.

Expedited at Agency processing time does not include mailing time.

Need it faster?

If you are traveling within 2 weeks or need a foreign visa within 4 weeks, you should make an appointment at a passport agency or center. The passport agency or center will specify when you will get your new passport. See Get a Passport in a Hurry.

Already applied for a passport?

Check Online
Access the Online Passport Status System to check your application status. It takes 7-10 business days for applications to be trackable online.

By Phone
Call the National Passport Information Center to check your application status at 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY) between the following hours:
    Monday- Friday            7:00 am to 10:00 pm Eastern Time
    Saturday                     10:00 am to 3:00 pm Eastern Time
    *Excluding Federal Holidays