You can expect to receive a status update 14 days after your application is filed. Typically, an expedited passport will take 4-6 weeks to process, ship, and arrive; however, it could take up to 12 weeks due to extenuating circumstances. If you have an international trip planned, be sure to apply at least six months in advance.
Passport Books are the only accepted form of identification for international travel—whether by land, air, or sea. You’ll need to apply for a first time U.S. passport if you’re planning to travel abroad and satisfy one of these conditions:
- You’re 18 or older and this would be your first passport.
- Your most recent passport was issued before you turned 16.
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago.