Why Expedite? It Now Takes Longer Than Ever to Get a U.S. Passport
If you haven’t checked lately, now is a good time to see if six months or less are remaining until the expiration date of your US passport. If so, it’s technically expired.
If you didn’t know your US passport was expired or you simply forgot and your international travel date is looming, you can still expedite the service and get your passport as fast as 24-hours.
According to the US Department of State, the peak season for passport applications is the first eight months of the year, from January to August. Processing times are currently averaging around six to eight weeks. Prior to May 31st, the processing time averaged around four weeks according to the Washington Post.
The reason for this bottleneck in service is due to a record number -over 21 million passports and passport cards — and continue to grow while the specialists to handle those applications has dropped by 14-percent.
In a statement from the State Department, “Travelers who are planning on applying for or renewing their passports this summer should plan on allowing the State Department eight weeks to process their paperwork.”
Texas Tower Passport and Visa expedites US passports for travelers of any age as fast as you need it! Call us at 713-874-1420 or get started online at Texas Tower Passport Portal.