New / First Time Passport

US Passport Processing Options:

Regular Service

10-15 Business Days

Rush Service

7-10 Business Days

Urgent Service

1-3 Business Days

  • Service fees do not include U.S. Department of State fees.

New / First Time Passport

New Passport / First Time Passport Eligibility:

  • This application process is for applicants:
    • Who are applying for a passport for the first time, OR
    • Whose prior passport was issued at age 15 or under, OR
    • Whose prior passport was issued more than 15 years, OR
    • Whose expired passport is not in their possession, OR
    • Whose current, valid passport is damaged
  • Applicants currently age 15 or under, click for child passport instructions
  • Applicants who lost a valid passport, for lost or stolen passport instructions


  • IMPORTANT: The Passport Agency process a limited number of passport applications in the next day. If your international departure requires next day service, call us immediately at (202) 347-2909 or by email at to reserve a next day slot.

Follow these instructions carefully. Missing or incorrect information will delay the issue of your passport: