Processing Times

Processing Times

Plan Ahead! 

Updated processing time - effective November 6, 2023. 

6 to 8 weeks*

Expedited: 2 to 3 weeks and an extra $60*

*Processing times begin the day the US Department of State physically receives your application at a passport agency or center, not the day you mail your application or apply in person. Mailing times may vary across the country. 

Urgent Travel: Must make an appointment and have international travel in the next 14 calendar days.

Other Resouces: - Enroll in email updates about your application status
Processing Times webpage - Current and previous processing times
Application Status webpage - Learn about what each status update means, and how to upgrade service.