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.
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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 backlog has built up in just 10 weeks since the agency severely curtailed passport services on March 19 to only "life-or-death emergencies." According to the report provided to Congress last week, the department has been receiving 9,000 passport applications each day, compounding the logjam.
How long does it take to get a passport? As of July 2022, the processing times given by the U.S. Department of State were eight to 11 weeks. The processing time of a passport starts as soon as it's received by a center or agency, not the day it's sent in or applied on.
2/17/2022 - New Passport received in mail. Total time was 1 month and 5 days. The Expedited service definitely exceeded its expectations, since the turnaround time was 5-7 weeks and it took less than 2 weeks on Passport Agency's end.
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Renew your passport: FedEx vs USPS – shipping insurance
In terms of shipping insurance, FedEx has the advantage and presents itself as the safer, more secure option than the USPS. Your passport will be in good hands if you send it via FedEx.
"Passport website advice says the only days they don't deliver are bank and public holidays, with no mention of weekends."
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')
You must book an appointment for an urgent passport application before you call or visit a centre. Use the normal service if you don't need a passport urgently. You'll need to bring proof of your identity.