Read below to learn how to renew a passport early.
You can process your passport renewal at any time. There are many ways to renew a U.S. passport early.
However, you can only renew a passport if your circumstances meet all of the following criteria:
- You received your passport when you were 16 years old or older.
- It is NOT damaged or lost.
- It is LESS than 5 years expired
If you do not fit this criteria, please refer to our Passport Type Flowchart.
How to Renew a Passport Early
There are a few ways to renew a U.S. passport early.
The most common way is to submit it through the U.S. Post Office for routine passport processing. However, routine processing is slow as it can take up to 6 weeks for you to receive your passport.
It is also possible to expedite your passport renewal if you need it faster. Expedited passport renewals can be completed as fast as 24 hours. See below.
How Early Can You Renew a U.S. Passport?
You can renew a passport early and late, as long as your passport is less than 5 years expired. That means you can apply for a passport renewal if:
- You changed your name due to marriage or divorce.
- You changed your name due to adoption.
- Your passport is at least 1 year old.
You can renew your passport as early as you’d like, but you must pay the renewal application fees. Your passport will be valid for 10 years after issuance.
What is the Fastest You Can Renew a Passport?
You can renew a passport early and quickly via expedited processing methods.
- The Regional Passport Agency method requires an appointment with a Regional Passport Agency in a major city.
- Another option is renewing a passport early and quickly through a private expediting service like Fastport Passport. They can secure your passport in 24 hours if necessary.
The benefit is you will not need an appointment and you can renew your U.S. passport early via FedEx, UPS, or overnight shipping.