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.
Your current passport has stamps that may prevent you from obtaining a visa or entering certain foreign countries
Sometimes, you may need to travel through countries that are not on friendly terms with each other. If your current passport contains certain stamps, you may have a hard time getting the visas you need to enter each foreign country.
For example, some Middle Eastern countries won’t allow people to enter if they have passport stamps from Israel. Fortunately, you can bypass these obstacles by applying for a second passport. Your new passport will come with blank pages that are free of any problematic stamps.