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Planning to Travel Overseas - Check your Passport

03/24/2023 12:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Americans are planning on traveling overseas this Summer and the demand for a regular U.S. passport has surged.  It is taking about 10 to 13 weeks to get a regular passport and seven to nine weeks for an expedited passport.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday. The State Department is "getting 500,000 applications a week for passports," which is 30 to 40% more applicants this year than last year, Blinken told a House Appropriations subcommittee budget hearing.

While staffing has been increased there are still long delays.  The pilot online renewal platform for Americans who already have a passport to renew online has been halted for fine-tuning and improvement.

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