How do you get an expedited passport?

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How do you get an expedited passport?

Fill out your DS-82 application and collect your documents. Be sure to include the $60 expedite fee in addition to the normal application fee. See Passport Fees for more information. Clearly mark “EXPEDITE” on the outside of the envelope.

Does it take longer than 6 weeks to get a passport?

It used to take 4-6 weeks for routine passport processing. However, during a government shutdown or busy travel season, some were reporting passport processing times of up to 10 weeks. Now the U.S. Department of State has increased the processing times to 10-12 weeks.

Does passport office work on weekends?

Passport Office opening hours. Week days: 8.00am to 8.00pm, Weekends: 9.00am – 5.30pm.

Is there such a thing as a temporary passport?

A temporary or emergency passport is a special kind of passport valid for a limited period of time. It is usually issued by an embassy or consulate. Temporary passports are usually issued to nationals of the issuing country who are currently stranded abroad without a valid passport and need one urgently to travel.

Why are passports taking so long to process?

As of September 16, 2021, routine passport processing times can take up to 18 weeks if you try and obtain your passport through the government. This is due to the number of passports that are backlogged. Luckily, you can avoid long passport processing times if you choose Swift to obtain your passport.

How long is the passport process 2021?

8 to 11 weeks
Processing Times

Routine 8 to 11 weeks
Expedited 5 to 7 weeks
Expedited at Agency Must have international travel within 3 business days

How long are passports actually taking?

Can I travel internationally with a temporary passport?

If you need a temporary passport for an urgent trip abroad, you can only use the passport on your onward and return journey. Once home, immigration will take your temporary passport.

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