How to Get Your US Passport in a Hurry

Expedited US Passport Service
  • Cost, in addition to regular application fees, is $60 per application plus overnight delivery costs.
  • Two-way overnight delivery is strongly suggested.
  • If you mail in – clearly mark Expedited on the envelope.
  • Anyone may request expedited service for any type of application (e.g., first-time applications, renewals, amendments of existing US Passports, etc.) See:
  • US Passport applications sent together or at the same time do not necessarily remain together.
  • Your US Passport book and/or your US Passport card may be mailed separately from your returned citizenship evidence.

Note: An application for a US Passport book and a US Passport card may be expedited, but the $60 fee will only serve to expedite the book at this time. The pending production of your US Passport card, will not serve to delay the issuance and delivery of your US Passport book or the return of your citizenship evidence.


Routine Service
  • Include your departure date on your application.

See http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/get/processing/processing_1740.html for current processing times.

Life or Death Emergencies



  Payment Method
US Passport Agency
  • Major Credit Card – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
  • Debit/Check cards (not ATM cards)
  • Checks, bank drafts, money orders
Mail-in
  • Personal Check or Money Order (Pay to “U.S. Department of State”)
  • NO CASH
Post Office, Clerk of Court, Other Location
  • Check with the facility for type of payment accepted.

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