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.
Passports are considered damaged if they have visible wear and tear rendering them unfit for use, or the personal information has been intentionally changed (name, expiration date, photo, etc.).