Announcements : Extra Time Needed for U.S. Passport Renewal
Announcement: Extra Time Needed for U.S. Passport Renewal
U.S. Department of State anticipates longer processing times for passport renewals in 2017.U.S. Travelers Should Apply Early For A Passport
In 2007, the Department of State experienced an unprecedented surge in passport applications, issuing more than 18 million passports as a result of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Nearly ten years later, those passports are beginning to expire, and the Department is experiencing increased demand for passport renewals. Standard processing can take up to 8-weeks. Travelers are encouraged to submit passport applications well ahead of their planned travel dates in order to avoid delays.
?See the story online at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/news/apply-now-to-avoid-delays.html