Yes, you can now apply for routine or expedited service. Processing times begin the day the passport processing center receives your application, not the day it is mailed.
- Routine service can take up to 18 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. The 18-week timeframe includes up to 12 weeks for processing and up to 6 weeks for mailing times on the front and back end.
- Expedited service (for an additional $60) can take up to 12 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. The 12-week timeframe includes up to 6 weeks for processing and up to 6 weeks for mailing times on the front and back end.
More about Status Updates: It may take up to 6 weeks from the day you submit your application until your status shows as “In Process.” During these 6 weeks, your application is delivered to a mail facility, your payment is processed, and your application is entered into the system. Even if your passport status update says, “Not Available,” your application and supporting documents are safely on their way to the processing facility. Check online for your passport status.
Planning to Travel? Apply Early! Apply at least six months before planned travel.
Visit the U.S. Department of State online for up to date information regarding passport operations in response to COVID-19. Click here: Passport Operations in Response to COVID-19
Do you have additional questions? Connect with a passport agent at (908) 458-8400 x1161 or email@example.com.
What should I bring when I apply?
Passport Application Checklist: