Even with advanced planning, careful attention to details, and the best of intentions, you may sometimes end up needing a current passport as soon as possible. Getting an expedited passport can be a lot easier than you think, whether you need to renew an existing U.S. passport or obtain a brand new U.S. passport. Here’s everything you need to know about getting an expedited passport.
Expedited passport services are typically available for new passports, passport renewals, passport replacements, or in cases where you may need two valid passports.
You typically have various turnaround time options for getting an expedited passport processed. They range from one business day all the way up to 15 business days, depending on how quickly you need results. Note that turnaround times are for processing only, as you still have to account for the additional time you may need to visit an agent and mail documents to the expedited passport service provider.
First-time passport applications and applications for lost or stolen passports have the lengthiest list of required documents. They also involve an in-person appointment with a passport acceptance agent. You’ll need to bring the following documents to your appointment:
Getting an expedited passport also involves making a photocopy of all the required documents and submitting them to your passport service provider.
Once you visit an agent and have the sealed envelope and a copy of your documents, you can start the passport processing online, then mail all items to the expedited passport service provider.
Expedited passport renewals and second passports require less documentation and let you skip the in-person trip to the passport agent. Required documentation includes:
You again can start the passport processing online, sending all documents and fee payments to the expedited service provider.
Getting an expedited passport to replace a damaged passport can go one of two ways: you can follow the same steps for either renewing your damaged passport or applying for a new passport. Including a damage statement can be helpful with either option.
With turnaround times that can be as rapid as a single business day, getting an expedited passport is the way to go if you need speedy results. Swift offers both expedited passport services as well as expedited business visas, aiming to provide the documents you need as quickly as you need them.