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COVID-19 Update: Know Before You Apply for a U.S. Passport
If you are thinking about applying for or renewing a U.S. passport now for international travel, please read the Department of State's current international travel advisory. Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have extremely limited U.S. passport operations.

If you apply or renew now, you will experience significant delays of several months to receive your U.S. passport and the return of your citizenship evidence documents (such as birth certificates or naturlization certificates). 

Learn more at the COVID-19 Update page and Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you have a life-or-death emergency, go to for more information.