TxGypsy, my husband and I will be on AC from July 8-13. We got our passports a few days ago. It took about 5 weeks. Make sure when you go to the passport office (we went to our local post office) you have a CERTIFIED copy of your birth certificate, not just a COPY of the certified copy (clear as mud, huh??). They will keep the birth certificate but return it with your passport. We brought pictures taken at a place that does passport pictures, but they re-did them in the post office. Said they weren't close up enough. Hope that helps!