Expedited Passport Renewal Timelines

Need to Rush Your Passport Renewal?

Whether you’ve been carefully planning a long-awaited international trip or some last-minute emergency travel just appeared, one travel truth is clear: you need a valid U.S. Passport. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as checking your passport’s expiration date and thinking you’re in the clear.

There can be several reasons a passport may be deemed invalid. As a general rule, your U.S. Passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months after the date you plan to leave your destination and you’ll need to have a blank page for each country you are visiting. Other regulations also apply that could derail your travel plans.

Rushing Your New Passport

While we’re fortunate that the COVID-19 vaccines are helping international travel to resume, the effects of the pandemic on U.S. Passport applications and renewals continue.

The U.S. Passport Office has seen unprecedented demand for U.S. Passport services. As countries continue to open their borders and international travel resumes on a large scale, many people are realizing their passports expired during the pandemic. This has resulted in an influx of applications and lengthy processing times.

Expedited Passport Renewal Timelines Without VisaCentral

Although processing times have begun to improve, the U.S. Department of State’s website still indicates the expected turnaround time remains at nearly two times the pre-pandemic wait times.

U.S. State Department Passport Renewal Timelines:
  • Routine renewal: 8 - 11 weeks
  • Expedited renewal: 5 - 7 weeks

It’s important to note that these estimated times have been updated to reflect the time the passport is actually in the hands of a passport agent, and no longer includes mailing time. With the U.S. Postal Service continuing to see delays due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, the transit time could add days onto the estimated passport renewal timelines.

Expedited Passport Renewal Timelines With VisaCentral

Working with VisaCentral to expedite your passport renewal takes the guesswork out of the process. Our team of expert passport and visa professionals submit all of the required documentation on your behalf greatly minimizing the length of time needed to process your passport.

On average, the passport renewal process with VisaCentral is significantly shorter than the process when working directly with the U.S. Department of State. 

VisaCentral Passport Renewal Timelines:
  • As little as 1 to 5 days
  • Customized to your individual needs and travel plans

Our team has a dedicated number of rush U.S. Passport time slots and appointments at the U.S. Passport Office every month. Once we understand the timeline you are working with and your specific situation, VisaCentral will help expedite you through the process.

The best part? Your passport is out of your hands for a shorter period. This means no guessing or extended processing time due to the volume of applications with the passport agency or delays with the USPS.

Work With VisaCentral

As the leading global travel visa service, we are here to help you navigate every complication surrounding passport renewal—especially when you only have weeks or days to get it turned around. When you need to be traveling abroad and you need to have your passport renewal rushed, VisaCentral is the partner you can trust for fast, convenient, and secure services.

Learn more by checking out our passport renewal page or by contacting a team member today!

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