To be able to rush a passport application, you need to present proof why you need it fast. You have to show the flight details specificing your departure with your complete name listed. So, in essence, you need to have confirmed travel plans.
Below are valid proof of travel accepted when applying for an expedited passport:
- Electronic ticket or confirmation through email from the airline
- Hotel confirmation – Mexico and Canada only
- Cruise line tickets
- Your airline reservation
- Your reservation in an (online) travel agency
- Driving itinerary
- If you are driving to Canada or Mexico you can go with an invitation or a hotel confirmation. If you are staying with family an email or letter outlining the details of your travel plans.
A letter from your company supplied on official letterhead signed by your employer explaining why you need the passport immediately. This letter must have full details and the reason why you are submitting a business letter in lieu of confirmed travel plans. Usually the company wants to get the passport prior to making the international booking.