3223 0 U.S. Passport Processing Delays The U.S. Passport office is currently experiencing delays in processing passports. It may take up to 18 weeks to receive a passport, and 12 weeks for expedited processing. Applicants to Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 programs who need a new passport or who need to renew their passport should start the process immediately. Visit travel.state.gov for additional information and current processing times. 344