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Latest Passport Waiting Times

Current average passport processing times are displayed below.
How long did it take for your passport to arrive? Help to keep our average as accurate as possible.

How does this work?

Crowd Sourced
Average Passport Waiting Time

We collect data via our website and also Twitter to provide you with an estimate of how long you are likely to have to wait to receive your US passport. Whilst it is not a precise indication of when you will get your passport back it will certainly give you some idea of how long you may need to wait based on other people who have recently applied and received theirs.

Passport Processing Timeline

We calculate an average of the last 31 days of user tweets and website submissions to display a passport processing timeline.
Waiting for you passport, especially if you have already booked your vacation, can be very stressful so hopefully with the help of our contributors our figure can give you a fairly accurate indication.


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How long does it take
to get a passport?

We work out an average of how long it takes to get a U.S passport from our user data.

On the Travel State Gov website you can view the estimated times the government advise. This includes routine application, expedited and expedited at agency. Whilst this does serve as a guideline, processing times can vary depending on time of year, agency and how many passports they need to process. Therefore our crowd sourced average gives a much more accurate indication of how long it takes to get a passport in the US. The current average processing time for a first adult passport is 59.88 days as of November 25th 2021.

Please contribute to our data

How long did your passport take to arrive?

This site would not work without the contributions from other users.

The reason you are here is because you want to know how long your passport will take to arrive. If you have received your passport and have used this site then why not help others and be part of our calculation.

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    Type of Application

    Passport Application Date

    Passport Received Date

    Passport Agency

    Email (to receive travel discounts)

    To help us keep our crowd sourced average as accurate as possible please submit your total waiting times within 24 hours of receiving your passport.

    Current Average U.S Passport Processing Times:

    First Adult Passport

    55.88 Days

    (Updated November 25th, 2021)

    Adult Passport Renewal

    49.24 Days

    (Updated November 25th, 2021)

    First Child Passport
    (Under 16)

    38.12 days

    (Updated November 25th, 2021)

    Expedited Service

    27.05 Days

    (Updated November 25th, 2021)

    All of the times shown are averages that have been crowd sourced from other users via this website and also Twitter.
    We are an independent website and have no link with U.S Department of state.

    Why is my passport taking
    longer than the average?

    The figure shown is an average so does take in to account some people receive theirs in a matter of days whilst others have to wait weeks. We do not have any information as to why some take longer than the stated average. If you have are waiting longer than you expected then you may be able to find help on our forum where other users share their experiences and individual circumstances as to why they have had to wait longer.

    How long does it take to
    renew a passport?

    Passport Renewal Timing

    The current average wait time to renew a U.S passport is 47.24 days as of November 25th 2021. We display data for U.S adult passport renewal and also child renewal processing times. The renewal time is calculated from when you mail your application to the date that you actually receive it back. Passport renewal timing does tend to be very slightly quicker than first passport applications according to the data we receive. The figure in the table above show current renewal times which is updated every 2-3 days.

    Contribute to
    Passport Waiting Times

    There are 2 ways to share your experience. It you are an avid Tweeter you can simply use the hashtag #usapassporttime and tweet the number of days (not weeks) it took for your passport to arrive from your application. If you would rather be more anonymous you can fill out the form in the right margin of this page.

    Types of
    Passport Application

    We provide average passport processing times for Expedited Applications, Adult Renewals, First Adult Passport and First Child Passport (Under 16’s and 16-17 Year olds). Generally these times are not too far apart but by crowd sourcing we can provide a fairly accurate passport turnaround time for each type of application. U.S Department of State do offer guidelines for each of these passport applications but this does not reflect busy times of the year whereas our average is updated every 2 to 3 days depending on amount of data received.

    What is the average
    waiting time for a Passport?

    The figure in our title above shows you the latest average waiting time for a U.S passport. This is updated on a daily basis after a calculation of the last 30 days of user data.

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