Severe Delays in Passport Processing

Aug. 7, 2023

Passport processing is currently taking 10-13 weeks for routine requests and 7-9 weeks for expedited service. If students do not have a valid passport and are traveling for fall break, they will need to file an urgent request. To do so, students must schedule an appointment at a passport agency or center within 14 calendar days of their international travel date. If the student has already applied for a passport and not received it, the appointment must be scheduled within 5 calendar days of the international travel date. An air itinerary is required for all urgent requests. Visit the Urgent Travel section of the Travel.State.Gov site for details