What can I do? You can upgrade your application from routine processing to expedited processing for an additional $60. You may also choose to add a 1-2 delivery service of your completed passport book for an additional $18.32. One-to-two day delivery is not available for
No. If you have already applied for a passport under the standard procedure, you can not then upgrade and fast track it. The Passport Office states: "If you've already applied for a passport and have not received it, do not pay for an urgent passport - you will not get your passport sooner or get a refund."
Expedited Passport Renewal With a Passport Agency
It can take more money or dire circumstances, but getting your passport renewed in as little as three days is possible. Expedited passport renewal usually takes around 5-7 weeks to get your new passport back to you, not counting shipping times.
Regular processing normally takes 4-6 weeks except under unusual circumstances. However, it will be faster (and less costly) for you to renew your expired passport since renewals do not require you to appear before an agent nor pay the execution fee.
Promoted Stories. By applying for an urgent renewal, you can get a new passport in as little as two days. To apply for an urgent passport renewal you must book and attend an appointment at your nearest passport office.
You can book an appointment up to 3 weeks in advance. If you need a passport to travel urgently for medical treatment or because a friend or family member is seriously ill or has died, call the 'Passport Adviceline' instead.
If you get to within one week of your departure date and your passport hasn't arrived, you should immediately contact the office to which you submitted your application (see the Home Office website or call 0300 222 0000) and they will advise you as to your options.
Call the passport advice line on 0300 222 0000.
The Passport Office has said it will prioritise applications if you've been waiting more than ten weeks and you're due to travel in the next two weeks or need to travel due to "compassionate or compelling circumstances".
Can I leave the UK while waiting for my UK Citizenship application to be processed? Yes, once you have applied for British Citizenship, you can travel outside the UK while your application is being considered.
You can either apply using the online premium service or the one week fast track service. The online option, which can only be used to renew an adult passport issued after 31 December 2001, costs £177 (or £187 for a 50-page frequent traveller passport).
Applying for a passport in India has just become easier now. According to the news reports, Indian nationals can now get a regular passport in just 11 days, and a tatkal passport in just one day. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan.
True to its title, the 1 Week Fast Track service can get you a new passport in just 1 (one) week. It can be used to renew old passports (or replace a lost or damaged passport), apply for a new child's passport or change the personal details written in your current passport.
You may be able to upgrade your application to use the Fast Track or Premium service if you've already applied to renew your passport by post or through the Check and Send service. Upgrades are usually only available in special circumstances – eg you've had to change your travel plans at short notice.
I need my passport sooner than I thought. What can I do? You can upgrade your application from routine processing to expedited processing for an additional $60. You may also choose to add a 1-2 delivery service of your completed passport book for an additional $18.32.
Normally, applicants can expect to wait three weeks for their passports to be processed. Currently the wait is up to ten weeks, with 10% of applications (around 55,000) taking even longer.
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.
You can use the 1 week Fast Track to: renew an adult or child passport that has expired or that is about to expire. change personal details on your passport (for example your name, place of birth or gender) replace a lost, stolen or damaged passport.
Processing times in the UK
Allow up to 10 weeks to receive your passport. There are different turnaround times if you're applying from another country.
The vast majority of all passport applications are being dealt with well within 10 weeks. However, a passport can only be issued once all the checks have been completed satisfactorily and will take longer if applications are submitted with missing or incomplete information.
1 day Premium service
You can get your passport the same day if you provide a completed application form, two photos and supporting documents. Your passport is usually ready to collect four hours after your appointment. It costs £177 to renew a standard adult 32-page passport.
Your passport must be: issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the 'date of issue') valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the 'expiry date')
"Passport website advice says the only days they don't deliver are bank and public holidays, with no mention of weekends."
How long will it take to get a Tatkaal passport? A: After successful application form submission, with final status as "Granted", you can expect your passport to be dispatched on third working day excluding the date of submission of application - without waiting for the Police Verification Report.
Since April 2021, HM Passport Office has been advising people to allow up to ten weeks when applying for their British passport. Between January and July 2022, 96.4% of applications from the UK were completed within 10 weeks.