If you’ll need a new or renewed passport to travel this summer, apply NOW.
We’ve all read about the possibility of longer lines at security check points in the months ahead, but delays are also expected for passport processing. The State Department has increased the expected processing time for routine service from 6 to 8 weeks. Passengers who need their passports more urgently can request expedited service for an additional $60. Processing time for expedited service remains at 2 -3 weeks and for truly urgent situations you may wish to contact the Washington Passport & Visa Agency @800-272-7776.