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The recent stories we have seen on the Forum (from Jane and someone else who commented on her thread) have been receiving them back much more quickly than that !

Posted by
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Routine passport applications are currently processed within 6 to 8 weeks,

I wonder if this refers to First time application vs. a renewal processing.

As Kim noted, the recent reports from forum contributor,s indicate renewals are running around 4 weeks

Posted by
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As I posted on one of those other threads:
I submitted my renewal just a day or so before Thanksgiving and received it 2 weeks later.

I did opt for expedited service including express mail for return.
I used Priority Mail to send it since it was a holiday weekend and either way it would arrive on the first business day.

I was extremely happy with the service which obviously has greatly improved recently.

Posted by
738 posts

My renewal took about three weeks. Interestingly enough, my old passport arrived in a separate envelope the same day as my new passport.

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Just an update for 2024 renewals — I mailed my documents on March 27 and signed up for email updates. The State Department acknowledged receipt on April 1 and completed processing on May 1.

I received my new passport today!