I do believe as of the beginning of this year, the process is a LOT faster. My girl friend applied for her sons passport Dec. 27 and received it back (non expedited) in exactly 14 days (weekends and all). I had my daughters processed on Jan. 16th and received it in the mail on Jan. 31 (non expedited). It's a faily safe bet that the turnaround process is MUCH faster but they'll still tell ya that it takes 6 weeks.
Last edited by travelqueen; 02/12/08 12:02 PM. Reason: added "still"