Current Average USA Passport Processing Times:
First Adult USA Passport
Adult Passport Renewal
First Child Passport
Updated: March 27th, 2020
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 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.
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.
*The time shown is an average of user data and should only be used as a guide and is not an exact or guaranteed delivery time.