A registered passport expediting company will hand-carry your application documents to the Department of State, for processing in as little as 7 business days. Then, they'll ship your new passport back to you, usually overnight.
1 week Fast Track
Your new passport is delivered to your home within 1 week of your appointment. Someone might need to be in to sign for it. You can use this service to: renew an adult or child passport.
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 can receive a standard expedited passport in about three weeks. If you need your passport sooner, SharpLink is a service that can expedite a passport for even quicker service, including three, five, or even same-day service.
"Passport website advice says the only days they don't deliver are bank and public holidays, with no mention of weekends."
Answer: You need to call 1-877-487-2778 to possibly pay the 1 to 2 days delivery fee. Please note, however, that expedited service takes 5 to 7 weeks excluding the time it takes for the application to arrive at the processing center and for the passport to arrive at your door.
If your passport doesn't arrive in time
Speak to your travel provider(s) to see if there's anything they can do. They might not be able to provide a refund, but you might be able to change the dates of your trip or offer credit vouchers to rebook.
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).
If you are overseas and your U.S. passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until June 30, 2022. You qualify to travel on your expired passport if all the following are true: You are a U.S. citizen.
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.
Some people will also get theirs in a couple of days. Some will have theirs in 3, 4, 5, 6 or even 7 days. The Passport Office says 1 week. No one can draw any conclusions or have any other expectations because of what happened to you.
Both urgent services – a one-week fast track service and a two-day premium service – have run out of appointment slots for new applicants in recent days. Usually, the premium service enables people to book appointments for a new passport two days after they apply and receive their new passport at their appointment.
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.
You can use 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.
You can renew an adult passport or child's passport quickly and easily at the Post Office with our Passport Check & Send services. With Digital Check & Send, we complete and submit your application digitally, with no forms to fill in or fuss.
Recently expired U.S. passports cannot be used to travel from the United States to an international destination or to travel to a foreign country for any length of stay longer than an airport connection en route to the United States or to a United States territory.
Re: Can I travel back to the UK with an expired Passport? No. If your passport has expired, you don't have a passport, just an entitlement to one.
Use your old passport and you will be able to travel anywhere as long as there is 6 months validity remaining. Might be different for each country. In the US they take your old passport while processing the new one. They send both to you, but the old one has holes punched in it to invalidate it.
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.
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.
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')
Call the passport advice line on 0300 222 0000.
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.
Staffing shortages and mailing delays caused by the pandemic caused the extended wait times. It is important to note that the current estimate of eight to 11 weeks posted on the State Department website is only the time for processing applications and doesn't include shipping times.
You won't get your passport immediately after the interview. The new passport is sent through a safe courier in 14 days. If you need to track the status of your passport and application, you can call the advance line at the HM Passport Office.