Be sure to verify the amounts and payment methods before your appointment. Be sure you bring a check or money order for the fees payable to the US Department of State. We cannot process your application without the appropriate payments.
Please consider what passport documents you need for your travel, as well as both the shipping time and the processing time when deciding which services to request.
- Passport documents: Passport Books are used for international travel by air, sea, or land. Passport Cards can be used to enter the United States at land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from Canada, Mexico, Caribbean countries, and Bermuda, but cannot be used for international air travel.
- Shipping: You may select either standard or expedited shipping. This affects the type of mailing service provided for your application. Standard shipping may take up to 2 weeks to reach you once processing is complete. Expedited return shipping should arrive 2-4 days after processing is complete.
- Processing: You may select either standard or expedited processing. This affects how quickly the Department of State reviews your application. As of November 6, 2023, the Standard processing time is 7-10 weeks. The Expedited processing time is 3-5 weeks. Note: Processing times begin when your application is received at the Department of State. They do not include the mailing time from the Law Library to the Department of State, or the mailing time from the Department of State to you. Mailing times may be up to 2 weeks each direction.