If you want to travel internationally, you’ll need a passport—specifically, a passport booklet to fly internationally, or a passport card if you plan on arriving by land or sea from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, or Bermuda.
Applying for your passport can be an exciting yet frustrating experience. The most frustrating part of all? The waiting.
The U.S. government generally processes passport applications between four to six weeks after you’ve sent off your details, including mailing times. If possible like fall and mid-winter.
worst time of year to apply is during March or April, when most people are making summer vacation plans and applying for passports. Summer applications can have delayed processing times, too.
a can apply for an emergency passport in life-and-death circumstances, such as serious illnesses or deaths in your immediate family that require you to travel abroad within three business days.
You’ll need to have numerous documents in-hand, such as a death certificate (potentially translated into English), a statement from a mortuary, or a signed letter from a hospital or medical professional.
These passport applications require an appointment with the U.S. Department of State.
Everything You Need to Know About Getting a New U.S. Passport
To get a new or renewed passport in the United States, it’s important to allow ample time for the process, especially around the holidays when government offices may be closed.
Processing times can take between four to six weeks for a standard application.
How long does it take to get a normal Indian passport?
It took approx 3 weeks in my case, totally depends on police verification, the faster it happens the faster you will get passport.
I have applied under normal scheme
6th April – appointment was there at psk. That day itself it got the msg that police verification has been initiated.
14th April – got call from police station. They called on 15th for verification suprisingly it was sunday.
15th April – i knew something was fishy since it was sunday and no was there expect that officer. Although my all documents were correct he demanded bribe. They never miss a chance to make some extra bucks.
19th April – got msg that police submitted the clear report and passport printing has been initiated.
24th April – got msg that passport has been printed.
25th April – got msg that passport has dispatched with the tracking id.
27th April – got my passport.