We encourage students to check their passport expiration dates or apply for first-time passports through the UGA Passport Services Office to avoid problems due to the unusually long processing times. Current processing times are up to 18 weeks for regular processing or 12 weeks for expedited processing! Apply here.
Expedited service ($60 fee) can take up to 12 weeks from the day a passport application is submitted to the day a new passport is received.
The 12 weeks includes up to 6 weeks for processing and up to 6 weeks for mail/intake on the front and back end. Learn more about the government’s COVID-19 passport process here.