Processing Times: Apply now for routine service and expect to receive a passport in 10-12 weeks*. Pay an additional $60 if you want to expedite your passport in 4-6 weeks.
Before you even think about booking that bucket-list vacation, there's one thing you need to do right now: Double-check the expiration date on your passport.
It's vital to make sure your travel documents are valid for at least six months past the dates of any planned international trips. Since passports are valid for up to 10 years, it's understandably easy to forget when exactly it needs to be renewed (especially if you don't use it all that often). This seemingly small detail could result in a travel disaster.
Go to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html. Here you can get the application form, find out what documentation you need to send in with the documentation, and even the status of your passport.
The United States allows travelers to use a passport until the exact date listed on the front page, this is not necessarily true of other countries. You can check the State Department’s website for the requirements of other countries. Always play it safe with your passport.
If your passport is about to expire -- start the process now. Processing times vary and the State Department is now quoting 10-12 weeks. They have also put limitations on getting an emergency passport.
With all the requirements and delays, it means you might need to renew your passport sooner than you thought.
Don't forget you will need to go and get a passport photo. The photo must be clear and in color, reproducing skin tones accurately, and properly exposed with no shadows. No funny faces are allowed, natural smiles only.
If you have any questions, please give us a call and we will do our best to answer your questions. You can also call your local main Post Office location.