One way that you can get a passport in a hurry is to apply in person at the nearest regional passport office. There are 26 regional passport agencies in cities across the United States. If you want to get a passport at a regional passport office, you will need to make an appointment by calling the National Passport Information Center: 877-487-2778. In addition, you will need to have proof that you need a passport urgently, such as a flight itinerary showing a departure within the next two weeks (or within four weeks if you must also get a travel visa). If your departure is in less than 8 business days, or if you have documentation of a life-or-death emergency overseas, you can get emergency service and will be able to pick up your passport at the regional passport agency. If your departure is farther out, your completed passport will be sent to you within 8 business days.