to expedite a passport application quickly? Whether you need to obtain
a new passport, renew one that is about to expire or replace one that
has already expired or been lost, it is possible for citizens of the
United States to get a passport as fast as the same day
if specific requirements are met.
Applicants who are not in a hurry can apply for routine processing in order to secure a passport. The State Department offers expedited service
for those who need to travel within 30 days. Emergency passport service
is available to Americans who require their travel document in less
than 14 days or within 30 days if a visa is also needed. Choose how
quickly you need a passport below for further instructions.
Routine Passport Service
Standard processing of passport applications is estimated to
take from 4 to 6 weeks. Occasionally, the forms are processed faster
but it can sometimes take longer than 6 weeks
, especially during peak travel periods or when additional documents are requested.
Basically, there are three steps to obtaining a passport by
routine processing. One, complete the appropriate application form.
Two, gather the required supporting documents. Three, submit the
application and documents together with payment for fees.
Requests for a renewal, added visa pages, correction of errors
and name changes can be sent by mail. Applications for a new passport,
or the replacement of a lost, stolen or significantly damaged one must
be submitted at a passport office
Choose the service you require from the menu to the left for a
complete list of instructions, tips and a link to download the proper
Expedited Passport Service
Expedited processing is an optional service available to those
who cannot wait 4 to 6 weeks to get a passport. The estimated time to
expedite an application by mail or through an application acceptance
facility is 2 to 3 weeks.
The steps for requesting faster service are the same as those
for routine processing: complete application, gather supporting
documents, sumbit form. The differences are that you need to include evidence of your travel plans
and add $60 to your payment for the expedited service fee.
Be aware that the address to which the application and
supporting documents are sent to be expedited is different from the
address for standard processing. The address is located on the form.
Additional steps to ensure your passport is expedited quickly:
- Write the word "expedite" on the envelope.
- Use an express delivery method that is traceable.
- Add the overnight delivery fee to the payment.
Urgent Passport Expediting
The fastest way to get a passport expedited is to submit the application for to a regional passport agency
for speedy processing. You can submit the application yourself or authorize a third party
such as a registered courier service
to submit it for you.
Processing centers are located in major U.S. cities such as
Boston, Chicago, DC, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York
City and several other locations
The first step if you plan to submit the application yourself is to
schedule an appointment through the Department of State's automated
The faster you need to get your passport, the farther you live
from a regional agency and the less time you have to personally commit
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