The Department of State has advised that the routine turnaround for a passport application to be processed by the National Passport Center is currently up to 18 weeks. Expedited service is available for an additional $60; the processing time for expedited service is currently up to 12 weeks.
If you’re thinking about traveling outside the U.S. please plan accordingly. Visit travel.state.gov for processing time updates.
The Sussex County Clerk’s Office is a passport acceptance agency for the U.S. Department of State. Citizens may apply at the Clerk’s Office in Newton for a United States Passport Book or Passport Card.