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

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.

Regional Passport Agency List

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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.

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