Important Due to Covid-19, processing times for passports may take up to 18 weeks for routine service and 12 weeks for expedited processing.

How do I speed up my passport application?

by Amiee

Question: I am leaving the country on Wednesday and just realized I do not have a US Passport. Is it possible for me to obtain one by Tuesday or Wednesday in time for my flight?

Question: It is possible. You have two options. One, you can visit the nearest regional passport agency. The State Department website claims that you have to have an appointment but many travelers have been allowed to submit applications without one, especially those in situations such as yours.

Click the link below for a list of agency locations.

Regional Passport Agency List

If you are unable to get to a regional agency yourself, you can get a professional expediting service to submit the application for you. Note, you still need to sign your application in the presence of an authorized agent before sending it to the expediter.

Click the link below to apply for expedited service.

Apply to Expedite Passport

After applying, click the link below to find a passport agent near you.

Passport Offices by State

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