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Emergency Passports

Please note the following important information:

  • Passports generally take about four weeks to arrive, but COVID-related mail delays may mean longer wait times. Routine passport services are available by appointment only. Click here to make an appointment. Each applicant needs a separate appointment.
  • If you have a true emergency need for a passport more quickly, an emergency passport (EPDP) can be issued, usually on the same day you apply but sometimes the following day.  EPDPs are valid for up to a year and may be exchanged within a year of issuance, for no additional fee, for a full-validity passport.
  • To apply for an EPDP, follow the general instructions for an adult or minor passport application.
  • If you were issued an emergency limited validity passport (EPDP) because of an urgent need to travel, we encourage you to replace it with a full-validity passport immediately upon completion of your trip.
  • You may exchange the EPDP free of charge for a full-validity passport within one year of the issuance of the limited passport.  To do so, click here to make an appointment and bring the following to your appointment:
    • form DS-5504
    • EPDP
    • one photo 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) taken on a white background within the last six months; no glasses
  • If you received your EPDP more than one year ago, follow the general instructions for a new adult or minor passport application, which requires payment of the appropriate fee.