Passport production is now at a record high. Be prepared for longer than expected processing times for your application in the face of record-breaking demand.
Routine passport service is currently backlogged and is now taking AT LEAST 10-12 weeks to be processed. Expedited passports should be processed in 2-3 weeks. Apply as early as possible or you may not receive your passport in time to study abroad!!
If Your Passport Has Been Delayed:
- First, check the status of your application online at www.travel.state.gov/passport
(NOTE: Currently, it is taking 7-10 days for applications to be tracked online, less if the application was expedited. Please allow at least that time before checking the status of your application.)
- Then, email or call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 for help.
Find out how to apply for a passport, what to bring, and how much it costs at www.travel.state.gov/passport.