How Long Does It Take to Get a Passport?


Most people apply for a new United States passport through the United States Postal Service (USPS). Using this traditional method, it can take anywhere from 6 – 8 weeks from the time you submit your application and relevant documents until your passport shows up at your door. That doesn’t include the time you spend gathering materials, getting a photo, and standing in line to submit your application. It also doesn’t include any lost time you may incur if you end up sending the wrong form with your passport application.

For a lot of people, that timeframe is simply too slow. If you need to take an urgent, unexpected business trip or suddenly have to deal with a personal matter outside of the country and don’t have a valid passport, you might not be able to wait up to eight weeks (two months) for your passport to arrive. If you have an expired passport, you will need to find a way to get expedited passport renewal.

That timeframe of 6 – 8 weeks is not exact, especially during times of national crisis, when a lot of people are filing for new or renewed passports. That means that, in some cases, your passport may take even longer than eight weeks to arrive when you order it through USPS. The only way to guarantee your delivery time with USPS is to pay for rush shipping, which can take 10 – 15 business days and costs an additional $60 in processing fees. For people who need their passport within a week or less, that’s still too slow.

Fortunately, there are options for expedited passport processing and shipping through Signature Passport. You can get your passport in as little as 24 hours. The best part is that you don’t even need to leave your house or wait in long lines to get the benefits of express shipping straight to your home.


How to Get an Expedited Passport

At Signature Passport, we make it easy to get an expedited passport, no matter what your reason is for needing fast shipping. We offer straightforward, transparent pricing, so you are never surprised by your total when it’s time to pay for your passport.

We are certified by the state to offer a 24-hour turnaround on passport delivery, which is uncommon among other passport agencies.

Our delivery times from the time your paperwork is submitted until you receive your passport are as follows:

• Next business day: 24 hours
• Urgent: 2 – 3 business days
• Express: 3 – 5 business days
• Rush: 5 – 7 business days
• Standard: 8 – 12 business days

The shipping times above are the same whether you are getting a new passport or need expedited passport renewal.

Unlike the USPS, we guarantee our delivery times. If you have an urgent need for a new passport or passport renewal, you can count on us to make sure you submit the right documents and get your passport in a matter of days, not weeks.

Get started by applying for a passport through Signature Passport today.