Process Time For Passport Services

Find out the current processing time for passports. The times listed below apply to all passport services. Please note, routine and expedited processing times include mailing time. Expedited at agency processing time does not include mailing time.

Processing Type Duration
Routine 4-6 Weeks
Expedited 2-3 Weeks
Expedited at Agency *8 Business Days
*Based on need, restrictions apply
Need your passport sooner?

If you need to travel within the next 2 weeks, or you need a foreign visa within the next 4 weeks, then you should make an appointment right away at a regional passport agency. They will specify when you will get your new passport. For additional information view the getting your passport in a hurry page.

Already applied for a passport?

If you already applied for a passport then you can check the status either online or by phone.

Check Online
Find out how to check the status of your passport application online. It takes 7-10 business days for applications to be trackable online.

By Phone
Call the National Passport Information Center to check your application status at 877-487-2778 or 888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY) between the following hours (All times are eastern):

Day Time
Monday - Friday 7:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm
*Excluding Federal Holidays