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Processing Times- United States

COVID-19 Update: June 2021

It may take up to 6 weeks from the day you submit your application until your status is “In Process.” During these 6 weeks, your application is delivered to a mail facility, your payment is processed, and your application is entered into our system. Even if your passport status update says, “Not Available,” your application and supporting documents are safely on their way to us. 

The processing times below apply to all passport services.Door-to-Door Times

Routine18 weeks (includes up to 12 weeks processing and 6 weeks mailing)
Expedited12 weeks (includes up to 6 weeks processing and 6 weeks mailing)
Expedited at AgencyMust have international travel within 72 hours (3 business days)

Already applied for a passport?

Check Online

Go to the Online Passport Status System to check your application status. 

By Phone

Call the National Passport Information Center to check your application status at 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY) on Mondays-Fridays from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Eastern Time. We are closed on federal holidays.