We crowd source data via our website and also Twitter to provide you with an estimate of what the current passport processing time is. Whilst it is not a precise indication of when you will receive your passport 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 their passport. On this website we provide daily updates of passport processing times and also feedback, tips and advice about applying for your passport.
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.
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.
Updated September 26th 2022:
Average U.S passport processing time for a first adult application is 44.54 days.
See below for other passport types.
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First Adult Passport
Adult Passport Renewal
First Child Passport
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 Time
Updated September 26th 2022:
Average U.S passport processing time is 31.82 days for a renewal.
We display data for U.S adult passport renewal timing and also child renewal processing times. Passport 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.
Our news section posts regular updates of the latest passport waiting times, passport information, travel news and offers.