Announcements : Passport Services COVID-19 Update
Expected Passport Processing Times
As of September 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of State has resumed expedited passport processing. Expedited service had been suspended in late March, leaving life-and-death emergency appointments and a vague notion that routine processing was available but significantly delayed.
As of October 1, 2020, here are suggested processing times:
- Routine: 10-12 weeks
- Expedited: 4-6 weeks
What you should do if you need to order a passport in order to study abroad:
- Contact your nearest passport acceptance facility/ies on whether services are available and to schedule.
- Get organized:
- Gather required documents (e.g. proof of citizenship, passport application, etc.)
- Follow updates and read FAQs on the U.S. Department of State page on Passport Operations in Response to COVID-19.
- Reach out to your Study Abroad advisor or your Study Abroad provider if you cannot meet a passport deadline.