COVID-19 Update: Know Before You Apply for a U.S. Passport
If you are thinking about applying for or renewing a U.S. passport now for international travel, please read the Department of State's current international travel advisory. Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have extremely limited U.S. passport operations.
Effective September 28, 2020, Passport Services will resume processing times for routine and expedited services. The processing times are as follows:
Routine Service: 10 to 12 weeks, door-to-door, from date of application.
Expedited Service: 4 to 6 weeks, door-to-door, from date of application. Expedited service costs an additional $60 and should be included with the passport fees at the time of application.
Learn more at the COVID-19 Update page and Frequently Asked Questions page.
If you have a life-or-death emergency, go to travel.state.gov for more information.