The current wait time is approximately 18 weeks from the day of application.
- The application is delivered to a mail facility, the payment is processed, and the application is scanned and then sent to Passport Services for processing
- Customers who check status of their application online at travel.state.gov prior to 6 weeks from the date they applied may receive a response of “Not Found”. This means that the application is still in transit to one of our passport agencies and centers.
- Applicants who wish to expedite their applications must pay the $60 expedite fee. You are strongly encouraged to pay for express mail of the package to the lockbox as well as the $17.56 express mail fee for each passport book. The expedited processing time is up to 12 weeks.
Routine Service: 18 weeks
Expedited Service: 12 weeks