Current processing time of a U.S. passport is 4 to 6 weeks.
If you are traveling within 10 business days, we may elect to issue you an emergency U.S. passport, which will be limited to a maximum of 12 months validity. These passports are generally processed and issued within 3 working days once we accept a completed passport application.
Application requirements, including fees, for emergency passports are the same as those for full-validity passports. For a list of required documents, please return to the Passport page and select the service you require from the list.
Submitting the Application
- Please email ApiaConsular@stste.gov to request an appointment for an emergency passport; please include your full name, contact details, proposed travel dates, destination and reason for the emergency passport.
If you are an American citizen with requiring emergency assistance, please call:
- Business Hours: + 21631, 21436, 22696 or 21452; press 0 for the operator or extension 2222 and leave a message.
- After Hours: + 7771776 and leave a message, the Duty Officer will return
- To contact the Department of State in the U.S. call 202-647-5225 after hours.
The emergency contact numbers listed above are NOT for visa inquiries.