COVID-19 – Important Message from US Department of State website

As of Monday, September 14, there are 11 passport agencies and centers in phase two and 15 agencies and centers in phase one of our reopening plan 

Welcome to Passport Waiting Time.

Current average passport processing times are displayed below.

– We tweet daily with current average USA passport processing times (crowd sourced).

How does this work?

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. We calculate an average of the last 31 days of user tweets and website submissions to display a figure in days.

Waiting for you passport, especially if you have already booked your holiday, can be very stressful so hopefully with the help of our contributors our figure can give you a fairly accurate indication.



Who Are We?

We are a friendly bunch who love to travel and wanted to create a US resource to relieve the stress of the American public. We are an independent company and are no way connected to the Department of State but hopefully through crowd sourcing we can provide you with an excellent resource not only for passport waiting times but also we will be offering lots of other travel advice provided by ourselves and our contributors. (like to be a contributor? click here)

Average wait time for a Passport?

The figure in our title above shows you the latest average wait time for a passport. This is updated on a daily basis after a calculation of the last 30 days of user data. The average wait time for a passport is a guideline based on other users providing us with their wait time. We display averages for different types of passport such as first adult, adult renewal and child passports.

How long does it take to get a passport

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 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.

SUBMIT YOUR PASSPORT WAIT TIME
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.

How long did you have to wait to receive your passport. (only for standard applications, not premium or fast track. Enter the total number of days (inc weekends) in the box above.



Current Average US Passport Processing Times:

First Adult Passport

Not enough data

(Updated 21st September 2020)

Adult Passport Renewal

41.18 Days*

(Updated 21st September 2020)

First Child Passport (Under 16)

Not enough data

(Updated 21st September 2020)

First Child Passport (16-17)

Not enough data

(Updated 21st September 2020)

Passport Waiting Times Resuming

Now that many passport agencies are at Phase 2 we are starting to get more data. Once we have enough data for each category we will provide an average.

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

How can I contribute and why?

You may wonder why people would want to contribute and tell us their passport waiting time but there are a couple of reasons why. Firstly, 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. As we Americans are generally nice people and always like to stick together when we travel then why not help each other. If you have received your passport and have used this site then why not help others and be part of our calculation.

Secondly, we have created lots of interest with our concept in the travel industry and by contributing you will be in line for some nice travel treats that we are negotiating with travel industry providers.

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.

Why is my passport application taking longer than the average shown?

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. As we only crowd source data and are not in any way associated with the Department of State we do not have any information as to why some people have to wait longer than others. 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.