Your international trip is one day away, yet you just realized you’re missing an essential element: a valid passport. If you’re looking to find out how to get a passport in 24 hours, you’re in the right place. Swift specializes in expedited passport and visa services, and we’re here to help.
Speed and accuracy is a must for getting your passport on time. You want to gather and submit your documents as rapidly as possible, and you also want to ensure all the required forms are filled out correctly and ready to go.
When You Can Get a Passport in 24 Hours
Passports can be processed in 24 hours if the passport you need is:
- A new or first-time passport
- Replacing a lost or stolen passport
- For a family medical emergency
- A child’s passport
You must be able to furnish proof of your impending date of travel. Family medical emergencies also require proof of the emergency. You’ll also need to gather and submit a number of other required documents, listed on the expedited passport page.
Steps You Must Take
Your first order of business is to call Swift Passport Services at 877-917-9438 to let us know you need 24-hour passport processing for your passport.
Your next step is to head to the Swift expedited passport page and gather all the required documents listed.
If you’re getting a new or first-time passport, replacing one that’s been lost or stolen, or have a travel emergency, you’ll next need to make an in-person appointment at a passport acceptance agency. Bring all required forms to your appointment to get verified, and then send the documents to Swift.
Passport renewals and completed paperwork for other passport services must be sent to Swift using FedEx “FIRST Overnight” with no signature required. This service ensures that we’ll receive your paperwork by 8 a.m. the next day.
When You Can’t Get a Passport in 24 Hours
Unfortunately, there are some cases where you can’t obtain a passport in 24 hours. These scenarios can include:
- Not having proof of impending travel or emergency
- Not being able to fulfill all the necessary steps, like in-person appointments or next-day document delivery
- Lacking any of the required documents or information
- Obtaining a gender transition passport, which takes at least three business days
We hope that this guide on how to get a passport in 24 hours gives you the information you need to get your passport in hand by the time you need it. Please feel free to contact Swift for additional details or assistance. We are always happy to help!
Rob Lee is co-founder of Swift Passport and Visa Services. Originally from Michigan, Rob is an avid fisherman and SCUBA diver who enjoys adventure travel.