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Making Progress on Passports during COVID-19

Every Thursday, we will publish U.S. passport statistics so you can track the weekly progress we are making as our agencies and centers safely work on applications. This week, 14 of our agencies and centers moved to phase one of our three phase reopening plan.

Week (Thursday-Wednesday) Applications Received Passports Awaiting Issuance Passports Issued
This Week (June 11-17) XXXXX X.XX million XXXXX
Last Week (June 4-10) 92,000 1.79 million 38,000
2 Weeks Ago (May 28-June 3) 66,000 1.26 million 11,000
Help us ensure an accurate count for the 2020 census

Applying in Person

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

Picture Perfect Passport

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#BeginYourJourney

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COVID-19 Update: Phase Two of Reopening

As of Monday, July 6, this passport agency is entering phase two of our three-phase reopening plan. During phase two, most staff will return to the agency and we will be able to resume processing more of the applications we already received. Applications will be processed on a first in, first out basis, beginning with the oldest applications received.

While we will continue prioritizing customers who need a passport in the next 72 hours (3 business days) for a life-or-death emergency only, we will also offer more appointments for life-or-death emergencies. We will offer services at our agency by appointment only. Staff and customers should wear cloth face coverings in all common areas, including our lobbies, and continue to observe social distancing. During phase two, we recommend customers wait to submit new or renewal applications as delays will continue.

Learn more about our current operations and plans to reopen in phases on our COVID-19 Update page or our Frequently Asked Questions page.

COVID-19 Update: Phase One of Reopening

As of Friday, June 19, this passport agency is entering phase one of our three-phase reopening plan. During phase one, we will continue to prioritize customers who need a passport in the next 72 hours (3 business days) for a life-or-death emergency only. You must make an appointment. Customers must wear cloth face coverings in all common areas, including our lobbies, and observe strict social distancing.

A limited number of our employees will return to work allowing us to resume processing a limited number of applications we already received. We recommend customers wait to submit new or renewal applications as delays will continue in phase one. 

Learn more about our current operations and plans to reopen in phases on our COVID-19 Update page or our Frequently Asked Questions page.

COVID-19 Update: Phase One of Reopening

As of Monday, June 15, this passport agency is entering phase one of our three-phase reopening plan. During phase one, we will continue to prioritize customers who need a passport in the next 72 hours (3 business days) for a life-or-death emergency only. You must make an appointment. Customers must wear cloth face coverings in all common areas, including our lobbies, and observe strict social distancing.

A limited number of our employees will return to work allowing us to resume processing a limited number of applications we already received. We recommend customers wait to submit new or renewal applications as delays will continue in phase one. 

Learn more about our current operations and plans to reopen in phases on our COVID-19 Update page or our Frequently Asked Questions page.

COVID-19 Update: Phase One of Reopening

On Thursday, June 11, this passport agency entered phase one of our three-phase reopening plan. During phase one, we will continue to prioritize customers who need a passport in the next 72 hours (3 business days) for a life-or-death emergency only. You must make an appointment. Customers must wear cloth face coverings in all common areas, including our lobbies, and observe strict social distancing.

A limited number of our employees will return to work allowing us to resume processing a limited number of applications we already received. We recommend customers wait to submit new or renewal applications as delays will continue in phase one. 

Learn more about our current operations and plans to reopen in phases on our COVID-19 Update page or our Frequently Asked Questions page.

COVID-19 Update: Phase One of Reopening

On Thursday, June 11, this passport center entered phase one of our three-phase reopening plan. During phase one, we will continue to prioritize customers who need a passport in the next 72 hours (3 business days) for a life-or-death emergency only. You must make an appointment. Customers must wear cloth face coverings in all common areas, including our lobbies, and observe strict social distancing.

A limited number of our employees will return to work allowing us to resume processing a limited number of applications we already received. We recommend customers wait to submit new or renewal applications as delays will continue in phase one. 

Learn more about our current operations and plans to reopen in phases on our COVID-19 Update page or our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Travel Advisory for States

  • In response to increased rates of COVID-19 transmission, several states and cities have placed travel advisories for anyone traveling from states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19.
  • The travel advisories may require travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days. Additionally, exceptions may apply for transiting through the state by car, train, bus, or airplane.
  • Customers who schedule an appointment at an agency/center that is located out of state should check for travel advisories of the state where the passport agency/center is located.

Vacation vs. Staycation

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Applying if you're Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Watch this video to learn how to apply for or renew your passport if you're deaf or hard of hearing. 

Getting a Passport for your Child

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How to Renew Your Passport

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Resuming Passport Services During COVID-19

Watch this video to learn about our current operations during COVID-19 and plans to reopen in three phases.