Expedited Passport FAQ
What is an expedited passport?
American citizens have the choice of standard processing or expedited
service when applying for a passport. Standard processing is estimated
to take from 4 to 6 weeks to complete. Depending on when and where you
apply, the application could be processed more quickly. You can
guarantee faster service by requesting expedited service. An expedited
passport is one in which the application has been processed more
How long does it take for an expedited passport?
The time it takes to expedite a passport varies according to how
and where you apply. Applications for new passports submitted at
an application acceptance facility or renewals sent by mail have an
estimated processing time of 2 to 3 weeks for expedited service. Applications submitted at a regional agency
or those that are processed through the assitance of a registered passport expediting courier service
can be completed as fast as the same day if the attending agent deems it necessary.
How much is an expedited passport?
The expedited service fee paid to the U.S. Department of State is $60.
This is in addition to the application fee and, in the case of a new
passport, the execution fee. However, the cost to expedite a passport
application can be much more when you factor in other expenses,
especially if you require the services of an expedited passport
courier. Fees for courier service can range from $79 for processing in
10-14 business days to $399 for same-day service.
While courier service fees are expensive, using such a service
may be the least expensive alternative if you need to get a passport
fast but are unable to personally visit a regional agency. Applicants
who have to travel a long distance to get to an agency could end up
spending far more on transportation, parking, food and, even lodging
than they would to expedite the process through a courier. Another
thing to consider is that airlines charge as much as $450 to reschedule
List of Passport Expediting FAQ
How do I expedite a passport name change within 4 weeks?
Question: I recently got married and am going on my honeymoon to Europe
on September 1st. How do I get the name changed and ensure the passport
I need a passport in a week. What steps should I take?
Question: I just became an American citizen and live in Boca Raton in
South Florida. Do I have to go in person? Where is the passport
information center ...
Can I expedite a passport if I'm replacing a limited passport?
Question: Hi, my passport is limited because I lost my previous two,
and I was told the person in charge of renewing my passport would make
the decision ...
What counts for proof of travel to get an appointment for expedited passort service?
Question: I am a U.S citizen who will apply for a U.S. passport and
will make a report of birth abroad for my 18-month-old daughter who was
born in the ...
How do I expedite my passport application?
Since you have several questions about how to expedite a passport
application, they will be answered in the order that you gave them.
There are a few different ...
How can I get a new passport within two to three weeks?
Question: I can't clearly remember but would assume my passport expired
well over ten years ago. I am planning a rather impromptu trip to visit
a friend ...
How do I expedite my expired passport renewal for my trip to Nassau?
Question: How do I expedite my expired passport renewal by March 16 for my trip to Nassau?
Answer: If your most recently issued passport is not ...
If a son is hurt overseas, can parents get expedited passports to go see him?
Question: If a son who is a Marine is hurt overseas, can the parents
get an expedited passport to go to see him? How long would it take?
How long before Passport Services contacts me for additional documents?
Question: Hello, I recently applied for my passport and paid extra to
expedite the process. I am traveling in a month. When I went to apply
at the post ...
Can I find out my passport information before I receive my passport in the mail?
Question: I am leaving for Japan on Feb. 10, 2011. I sent off my
passport paperwork on Jan. 6, 2011 and paid for the 1-2 week expedited
service. The tour ...
I misplaced my passport and have a trip planned to Tijuana, BC in two weeks
Question: I last used my passport to return to the USA from Tijuana,
BC. I realized yesterday that my passport was missing as I was going
over my checklist ...
How do I get a passport expedited in a week without visiting a regional agency?
Question: My sister wants to take me to Nassau, Bahamas for the
Christmas Holiday but my passport has expired 4/25/09. I do not know
where the original ...
I can't find my passport and need to fly this Saturday.
Question: I can't find my passport and need to fly this Saturday. I
have a copy with the passport number. Can you have me sent one by
Friday if I pay Wednesday?...
Address to the Philadelphia Passport Expediting Center
Question: My passport was overnighted from Canada to the National
Passport Processing Center in Philadelphia for expediting its renewal.
I used the ...
Need passport expedited in 3 days but already submitted to agency
Question: I needed to have my named changed on my passport and I wasn't
scheduled to leave until the first week of August to go on a business
trip to ...
Can I get a passport to travel out of the country in 6 days?
Question: I got a passport 20 years ago and used it once. Never needed
to renew it. Have to travel to Tunisia in 6 days, what forms do I need
to fill ...
How do I speed up my passport application?
Question: I am leaving for a trip out of the country on Wednesday and
just realized I do not have a US Passport....Is it possible for me to
obtain one by Tuesday ...
My passport is delayed and I'm traveling on April 28th. Can I hire a passport rush service?
Question: We are booked to fly on April 28th. I sent my passport
application on Jan 28th and it's been more that 11 weeks. Every time
that I call ...
Where to get a passport if the regional agency is too far away?
Question: If my regional passport office is a great distance away, and
I need a passport within the next two weeks (as a new applicant), will
I be able ...
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