How long does it take to get a passport?

Always check the U.S. Department of State's official travel website for the most up-to-date processing times. 

Processing times as of 4/21/2023:

Standard: 10-13 weeks

Expedited: 7-9 weeks

Once your passport application is received by the Passport Agency (not our office), routine processing is taking between 10 and 13 weeks. Expedited processing is taking 7 to 9 weeks. This time frame does not include shipping time from our office to the Passport Agency or shipping time to your home from the Passport Agency.

If you have documented, urgent travel plans that require a passport in less than 13 weeks, look for the State Department's urgent travel information to see if you qualify for faster processing. We cannot offer any faster processing in our office, but we can advise you of possible options by phone at 704-862-7685.

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3. How can I make an appointment?
4. How much does it cost to get a passport?
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6. Do you accept walk-ins?
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