Special Passport Acceptance Fairs Need to apply for your passport? We're hosting special passport fairs across the United States to help you and your family apply for your passport. Most events are for first-time customers and children using Form DS-11 to apply. If you are eligible to renew your passport, you should renew by mail. Processing Times Save $60 by applying now for routine service and expect to receive a passport in 8 to 11 weeks. If you need your passport in the next 5 to 7 weeks due to international travel plans, you can pay an additional $60 fee to expedite your passport. Expect to receive a passport in 5 to 7 weeks when applying for expedited service at an acceptance facility. Acceptance facilities do not offer appointments for urgent travel in less than 5 weeks.