The passport application process isn't currently experiencing the delays that it did in 2021, but it can still take a long time to get your application processed.
According to the U.S. State Department, routine service to get a passport in 2023 is taking up to 13 weeks from the date of submission. While limited expedited services are available, it can still take up to 9 weeks to process a passport application and return.
AAA recommends applying for a U.S. passport at least 6 months or longer before you depart for your trip. Here are some helpful tips to consider before you apply.