US | Passport Processing Times Increase

The U.S. State Department announced increased wait times for U.S. Passport processing.

The official processing time estimates are:

Routine 8 to 11 weeks
Expedited 5 to 7 weeks and an additional $60 fee
Expedited at Agency Must have international travel within 14 calendar days

The processing times apply to all passport services. Processing times begin the day the State Department receives the application at a passport agency or center, not the day the application is mailed.

Erickson Insights
Processing times fluctuate seasonally, and the increased international travel trend is the reason for the extended processing times. The State Department has been piloting an online passport renewal program, targeted to launch later in 2023.
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