The U.S. Department of State issues passports to U.S. citizens who are traveling internationally for business or pleasure. A passport is a travel document that provides proof of identity and citizenship, allowing you to leave and return to the United States from foreign countries.
It’s important to note that if you’re applying for a passport for the first time, it can take up to six weeks for your application to be processed and mailed back to you from the Department of State. If you’re renewing or replacing an existing passport, it can take up to four weeks for your application to be processed and mailed back to you from the Department of State.
If you need your passport sooner than this timeframe, there are various options available:
Rush service allows you to expedite the processing of your application by paying an additional fee per application (this option is not available when applying by mail). Rush service guarantees that your application will be processed within three weeks after it has been received at a regional agency located in a major city near where you live or work. This means that even if there is a delay in receiving your application at one of these locations due to an increase in applications, it will still be processed within three weeks from its arrival date (not from when it was submitted).
When you file your application in person, you can request rush service for an additional fee. Expedited processing allows you to submit your application by mail or at a regional agency location and still receive it within three weeks from its arrival date. This option is not available when applying online.
Hire A Passport Expedition Company
If you are planning a trip and need your passport as soon as possible, it is highly recommended that you hire an expedited passport renewal service. They will be able to take care of all the paperwork for you in addition to making sure that your application is processed as quickly as possible.