A passport is an internationally recognized travel document attesting to the identity and nationality of the bearer. In essence, it is a request on the part of the issuing government that officials of foreign governments permit the bearer to travel or sojourn in their territories and to afford them all lawful aid and protection.
You can now apply for routine service and expect to receive a passport in 7-10 weeks. You also have the option of paying an additional $60 for expedited service to receive your passport in 4-6 weeks.
If you are in need a passport in the next 72 hours for a life-or-death emergency then contact the National Passport Information Center to schedule an appointment 1-877-487-2778.
To apply for a new passport you must personally come to either of our office locations: See Contact Information
For Passport Application Instructions see Additional Information.