Here are the steps if you’re thinking about getting one:
1. Fill Out Form DS-11: Application For A U.S. Passport 2. Submit Completed Form DS-11 In Person 3. Submit Evidence of U.S. Citizenship 4. Present Identification 5. Submit a Photocopy of the Identification Document(s) Presented (Step 4) 6. Pay the Applicable Fee 7. Provide One Passport Photo
Processing times can be found at the link above, but generally it is within 4-6 weeks and 2-3 weeks for expedited service
For expedited service, I know someone who got it within 1 week, so sometimes it CAN be sooner, but not always
Do you have a passport? Do you have any tips for speeding up the process for a person who needs one at the last second?