Can passports be expedited and what is the process?
Yes, passports may be expedited depending on your needs. You may elect to pay the additional fee to expedite your application. (normal time frame 4-6 weeks; expedited service 2-3 weeks; less than 2 weeks contact regional agency) There are a variety of delivery options available, as well. Please review the PASSPORT FEE SCHEDULE on our website at www.okaloosaclerk.com - click official records and follow the passport link.
If you are submitting multiple expedited applications at the same time, the clerk fees are as follows: $61.35 for the application and $35 for each additional plus applicable US Dept. of State fees.
If you need a passport immediately, you should call the U.S. Dept. of State and make an appointment with a Regional Passport Agency. The locations for the closest Regional Passport Agencies may be located by visiting the travel.state.gov website. An appointment with a Regional Passport Agency should only be made if you plan to travel in less than 2 weeks, or your passport is needed within 4 weeks in order to obtain a foreign visa.
For more information about scheduling an appointment with a Regional Passport Agency, please call (877) 487-2778.