You can get a passport quickly for a family emergency that requires you to travel outside the United States in 24-48 hours. These emergencies include serious illness, injury, or death in your immediate family.
Note: The NPIC is only open during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 10 PM, Eastern time 1-877-487-2778 (TDD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793). If you are calling after 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, on weekends and holidays, call 1-202-647-4000 and the operator will help you make an appointment with your closest Passport Agency.
If any of these are true, you must apply for a new passport in person.
Renew your passport approximately nine months before it expires. Certain countries require passports to remain valid for up to six months after your trip. Some airlines do not allow you to board if you don't meet this requirement.
How to Renew Your Passport
If you live in the United States or Canada, you can renew by mail:
You must report the loss or theft of an American passport immediately:
Find information on how to replace your lost or stolen passport on the Department of State’s U.S. Passports site. You may report your lost or stolen passport in person, online, or on the phone toll free at 1-877-487-2778 (TTY 1-888-874-7793). There are different procedures if your trip is scheduled within 2 weeks.