How long will it take to receive my U.S. passport?

The routine processing time for U.S. passport applications is 4 to 6 weeks, including mailing time. Applications can be expedited for an additional $60 per application for a processing time of 2 to 3 weeks.

Processing times can vary depending on the time of year (like summer travel season) and occasional unforeseen circumstances, such as natural disasters. These times apply to passport renewals as well as new applications. Whenever possible, please give yourself enough time for your application to be processed.

Already applied for a passport?

You can check the status of your application online with the U.S. Department of State. It takes 7-10 business days for applications to be trackable online.

You can also call the National Passport Information Center to check your application status at 1-877-487-2778. Center hours are as follows (excluding Federal Holidays):

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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1. What are the specific rules when applying for a passport?
2. What do I need to bring if I am applying for a passport?
3. What do I bring for minors?
4. How do I pay for a U.S. passport application?
5. How much does it cost for a U.S. passport?
6. When can I apply for a U.S. passport?
7. How long will it take to receive my U.S. passport?
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