Important: Processing times recently changed for both routine and expedited passport applications.

Expedited Passport Renewal FAQ

Expedited Passport Renewal service
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Expedited passport renewals are processed at regional agencies. Mailing in your request will get the application processed in up to 3 weeks. You can submit the application personally at a regional agency or get a registered expediting service to submit it for you. Forms submitted at a processing center can be completed within a few days to as fast as the same day.


High demand and mailing delays are impacting how long it takes to get a passport.

  • Standard service is currently taking between 7 and 10 weeks.
  • Expedited service is currently taking between 3 to 5 weeks.

NOTE: Processing times begin when applications are received at a passport agency or center. Requesting 1-2-day mailing service is recommended.

Need to get a passport faster?

If you have a question about expediting a passport renewal, you can read through the FAQ below or visit our expedited passport renewal information web page. If you need a list of requirements, you can read the passport renewal instructions. You can also access our directory of experienced passport expediting services. If you want personal assistance from a professional expediter that is registered with the regional agencies, apply online to expedite your passport renewal.

List of Expedited Passport Renewal FAQ

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How can I get a new passport in 3 weeks?  Question: My passport expired in 2002, however it had the wrong state on it, N.C. instead of S.C. I need one now to get urgent dental work done in Costa ...

Can I expedite a passport application AFTER submitting a standard renewal application?   Question: About 4 hours after submitting my renewal application by mail (today), my school informed me that they may want to send me abroad about a week ...

How do I renew my passport quickly for a trip to Haiti?  Question: I'm going on a trip with my church to Haiti. I just realized my passport is expired. Should I make an appointment to have it renewed in person since I live about 1.5 hours away from the regional agency or via mail?

How fast can I renew an expired passport?  Question: My daughter's passport was issued when she was 13 years old. She is now 18 years old and her passport has already expired. We are traveling soon. How can I get her passport renewed by that date?

I already expedited my passport renewal but need it immediately  Question: I expedited my passport renewal application last week, and wondering when is the soonest I might get it? The latest?

Is it faster to renew my passport in person or by mail?  Question: I am over 18 and my passport was issued... Answer: When you renew your passport by mail you have two options concerning processing. Routine ...

the fastest and cheapest way to get passports renewed?  Question: We are in the Bahamas and our passports will expire in August. My two sons, 9 and 7 years old, and I need to get our renewed passports when we ...

Where and how should I renew a passport that expires soon?  Question: I am traveling to Belgium on April 3, returning April 5. My passport expires May 11 of this year. I have another trip to Germany scheduled for ...

I use the expedited service after I have already submitted a regular passport renewal application?  Question: Just last week I sent an application in for renewal of my passport for a trip to be taken in late June. Yesterday I was informed that my visa ...

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