Why do passports take up to 6 weeks to process?

It's not the State Department's fault.  In 1992, the Passport Service was funded for and processed a little over 3.2 million passports.  Nowadays, more people are traveling internationally and this year the same office with roughly the same funding is expected to process over 7 million passports.   This number has been increasing at an annual rate of over 10% per annum.  Sheer volume alone does not allow the Passport Service to process the applications quickly, let alone within a week or two - a service many of our customers demand.

This is where Passports and Visas.com seized an opportunity to expedite passports.  Our service is:

  • Our web site easily guides you through the complicated process of applying for a passport. If you encounter a problem or have a question, you can contact us via an 800 number or via email.
  • Once we receive your application, we hand-carry your application through the passport agency.  If we encounter issues, we have built relationships with Passport Service personnel to overcome the issue as swiftly as possible.
  • Once we receive your passport, we can send the passport back to you via FedEx.
  • All of this can be done within 24 hours, not six weeks.

Interested? To begin, in two clicks you can use our expedited passport service!