Important Due to Covid-19, processing times for passports are taking longer than normal for both standard and expedited services.

Need passport expedited in 3 days but already submitted to agency


(KC, MO)

Question: I needed to have my name changed on my passport and I wasn't scheduled to leave until the first week of August to go on a business trip to India.


My company just notified me that they wanted me to go to Dubai, leaving on Sunday June 13th. I have already overnighted my renewal, passport and name change documents to the passport agency and I know that they have received it.

My question is - is there anyway to get it to me by Saturday? I can provide them with travel information for confirmation. I have requested expedited service and overnight delivery already.

Answer: It is very unlikely that anyone can intervene in order to get your passport expedited in time for your trip. You would have to appear personally at a regional passport agency. For a list of agencies, click the link below.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Mailing delays are impacting passport processing. The Department of State's processing times begin when applications are received at a passport agency or center and not when you mail them or apply at a local acceptance facility. Standard service may take between 8 and 11 weeks. This timeframe does not include delivery time. Mailing times vary across the country.

Expedited service takes from 5 to 7 weeks exluding mailing times on the front and back end. Mailing delays may be significant so requesting 1-2-day mailing may greatly help.

Regional passport agencies are offering extremely limited in-person services if you need to travel internationally in the next 5 business days. Those with qualified life-or-death emergencies are prioritized.

Life-or-death emergencies are serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths in your immediate family (parent, legal guardian, child, spouse, sibling, and grandparent) that require you to travel outside the United States within 5 business days.

If you need to travel due to a qualified life-or-death emergency, please call the National Passport Information Center for an appointment:

Mondays through Fridays 8 AM to 5PM, call ET 1-877-487-2778 (TDD/TTY:1-888-874-7793) Outside of these hours, 202-647-4000

You can schedule your appointment up to 2 weeks before your international travel but the date of your appointment must be within 5 business days of your international travel. If you need a foreign visa, the date of your appointment must be within 10 business days of your international travel.

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