Is it faster to renew my passport in person or by mail?
Question: I am over 18 and my passport was issued less than 15 years ago. Which method will be faster to renew, in person or by mail?
When you renew your passport by mail you have two options concerning processing. Routine processing takes 4-6 weeks to complete. You can request expedited processing which will reduce the time to 2-3 weeks.
To renew your passport in less than 2 weeks, you also have two options. One, you can submit the application yourself at the regional passport agency. For more information, click the link below.Seattle Passport Agency
Two, you can get a professional passport expediter to submit the application for you. For more information, click the link below.Apply for Expedited Service through Expediter
Return to Expedited Passport Renewal FAQ.
Top 5 Questions About Expedited Passport Couriers
Latest Passport & Travel Updates
Emergency Passport Renewal
How to get an emergency passport renewal in the U.S. or abroad. Discover the steps to renew your passport the same day.
How to Renew a U.S. Passport Fast
Learn to expedite passport renewals as quickly as the same day. Where and how to renew passport in a hurry.
Make Your Own Passport Photos
Use the online Passport Photo Wizard tool to make your own passport photos in minutes. Save money and time.
Passport Renewal Videos
Watch step-by-step instructional passport videos of how to renew a passport in 3 steps.