Federal Express has begun offering expedited U.S. passport
services at its 2,000 retail locations nationwide in partnership with online service
The service enables procrastinating travelers to
one-stop-shop for rushed passport processing, renewals and government-compliant
passport photos. Additional services include overnight shipping for rushed passport
applications, full-tracking visibility throughout the approval process, and
free assistance from passport specialists, FedEx said.
Routine passport processing times recently increased from
4-6 weeks to 6-8 weeks, FedEx said. The cost of the FedEx expedited service
ranges from $99 for a 10-12 business day rush renewal to $449 for an overnight
renewal or new passport.
Applications can be filled out at FedEx retail locations.
Travelers should be prepared to provide proof of citizenship, their expired or
current U.S. passport, payment via check, plane ticket confirmation and their