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How to Expedite a U.S. Passport - Everything That You Need To Know

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How to Expedite a Passport

Getting a passport is traditionally viewed as a long and inconvenient process. Not including the time it takes to fill out and turn in the application, which can be long when you factor in driving there, waiting in line, and completing the form, the delivery wait period generally takes between 8-14 weeks. If you know that you're going to be traveling in the future, this method is fine, but sometimes, last-minute trips pop up. In this case, waiting the 8-14 week delivery period simply isn't an option, and expedited passport services are the best solution.

Getting expedited service is simply speeding up the application and delivery process.  Expediting sites backed by the US Department of State provide an official and secure means in which to get passports quickly. While it comes with an additional fee, it makes it possible to avoid canceling or postponing travel plans when last-minute or emergency trips arise. While passport expediting can be done through a passport office, going online is more convenient, especially because you can complete all the steps straight from your computer at any time of the day, and you don't have to run in before the office closes or wait in long, frustrating lines.

Getting expedited passport service is quick and easy if you do it online at US Passport Now. Here is what you will need:

  • Proof of Identity
  • Verification of Identity (basically just another form of identity to prove the first one)
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Valid passport photos (which you can do in neighborhood pharmacies and the like)
  • Intent to travel (proof that you are traveling soon)

From this point, you can start the application. The forms are easy to fill out and only take a few minutes, and you also get to choose your delivery date, which includes two week delivery up to one day delivery.

The delivery options available to you are:

  • Expedited (8-14 business days)
  • Rush (5-7 business days)
  • Priority (3-5 business days)
  • Next Day (2-3 business days)
  • 24 Hour (1-2 business days)
  • Same day (same business day, only available in certain locations)

If you have more questions about passport expediting, the expediting process, or would like some help completing the forms, feel free to call 1-800-881-2464.

Step 1 - Simple

Please select which type of passport you need:


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