Travel day is right around the corner! Your bags are packed, your hotel and flight are booked, and your excitement is at an all time high. As you go over your checklist one last time, everything seems to be in place. Until, wait, where’s your passport?! The thought of obtaining a passport completely slipped your mind, and going on your vacation out of the country seems impossible. There’s no chance of obtaining a passport overnight, right?
If you find yourself in a similar situation, you may be wondering if you’re going to have to cancel your trip altogether, or if there’s a way to obtain a passport in time. To help ease your mind, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions in regards to obtaining a passport overnight. Let’s dive in:
Is It Possible to Get My Passport Renewed in One Day?
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is no way to get your passport renewed in one day as of February 2, 2021. Processing times have been increased since the pandemic began, and the fastest we can currently expedite a passport renewal is 4-6 weeks.
Please note that we are currently only offering expedited processing for adult passport renewals only.
Can I Get a Passport Overnight?
As of February 2, 2021, there is no way to obtain a passport overnight. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can only assist clients with adult United States passport renewals, not new passports. If you would like to get your passport renewed, you can expect it to take about 4-6 weeks.
How Much Does an Expedited Passport Cost?
If you’re looking to get your passport renewed, it will cost you $305 for our 4-6 week expedited option. This includes a $170 consulate fee, a $135 Swift service fee, as well as a $10 processing fee.
How Fast Can You Get a Passport Normally?
Before the coronavirus pandemic began, you could expect to obtain a passport in as little as one business day with Swift by using our expedited service. If you didn’t opt for our expedited passport option, you could expect to receive your passport anywhere from 2-8 weeks, depending on the time of year and the backlog.
Has COVID-19 Impacted the Passport Processing Speed?
When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, passport processing was halted for all travelers except those who had a life-or-death emergency overseas. As of February 2, 2021, the travel.state.gov website states that passport processing times are now anywhere from 10-12 weeks.
If you wanted to receive your passport sooner than 10-12 weeks, you have the option to pay an additional $60 for expedited passport processing in which you will receive your passport in 4-6 weeks.
Can You Fly With a Passport Card?
According to the travel.state.gov website, passport books and passport cards are both accepted by the TSA as identification for domestic flights. When it comes to international travel, only passport books can be used to travel internationally whereas passport cards cannot be used.
If you have any further questions about obtaining a passport or getting your passport renewed, please feel free to contact us. Our knowledgeable team would be happy to help answer any questions you may have.