Passport renewals can be completed at any time. There are many ways to renew a passport early. You can only renew a passport if you received a passport when you were 16 or older, your passport is NOT damaged or lost, and 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 different ways to renew a passport early. The most common way is to submit it through the US Post Office for routine processing. The routine processing is slow as it can take up to 6 weeks. 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.
How Early Can You Renew a Passport?
You can renew a passport early and late, as long as your passport is less than 5 years expired. That means if you got married, divorced, or your name has changed and your passport is at least one year old, you can apply for a renewal. You can renew your passport as early as you’d like, but you will need to pay the renewal application fees. Your new passport will be valid for ten years as of the date of issue.
How Fast Can You Renew a Passport?
You an renew a passport early and quickly by using an expedited processing method. The Regional Passport Agency method requires an appointment with the Passport Agency in a major city. Another option is to renew 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 that no appointment is required and you can renew your passport early through FedEx, UPS, or overnight shipping.