Step 1: Find a company that specializes in expediting passport requests. It is extremely difficult to get a rush passport directly from the government. I would recommend an agent or company who specialized in getting passports quickly. I included one in the resource section that I find very helpful. It was recently featured in Forbes and MSNBC which adds to its credibility.
Step 2: Go to the website of the company and choose the type of passport you need. There are many types of passports you can choose from. Select from new passport, lost/stolen passport, child passport, passport renewal, or name change.
Step 3: Fill in your personal information and payment information. You will need also need your method of payment. Unfortunately, you will need to pay more to get your passport quicker. Also, in this step you will specify how soon you need the passport. You can select between 24 hours and 8-14 business days.
Step 4: Follow the outlined steps on the website. They are very clear and easy to follow and even include a checklist. This will mean getting all the forms in place including government fees, photos, passport application, proof of identity, and proof of citizenship. There is a checklist available to help you and all the forms can be downloaded on the site.
Step 5: Once you have filled out all the paperwork and had your photo taken, you will need to Fed Ex the materials to the company you chose. The faster you send it, the faster the process starts.
Step 6: Wait for your passport to arrive and then enjoy your trip!!