Passport wait instances double forward of journey season

Passport wait instances improve forward of anticipated journey season


Passport wait instances improve forward of anticipated journey season

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CHICAGO (CBS) — If you happen to’re planning to journey overseas, ensure you give your self sufficient time to get your passport or get it renewed.

It is greater than double what it was – now taking as much as 13 weeks.

You possibly can blame a surge in demand after the pandemic because it precipitated main delays at processing facilities.

The state division issued practically 22 million passports final year- a document excessive.

Proper now, demand is up a minimum of 30%. Even with extra employees, wait instances are nonetheless rising.

The problem may worsen this summer time with an anticipated record-breaking journey season.