No worries, you can still get a passport during the government shutdown

Posted On: Jan 19, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

No worries, you can still get a passport during the government shutdown

The government shutdown is ongoing, with no end in sight.
The State Department does not have funding during the shutdown.
But despite the lapse in funding, the State Department's passport functions are still operational.
Americans can still apply for and renew passports during the shutdown.
The timeframe for receiving a new passport will also remain the same.
While the government shutdown is ongoing and the State Department does not currently have funding, Americans can still apply for and receive a passport during the closure.
According to the State Department , passport services are available during the shutdown and all passport services at post offices, libraries, and other facilities will remain open. Passport renewals are also available in person or by mail.
Additionally the timeframe for receiving a passport remains the same: 4 to 6 weeks for a routine request and 2 to 3 weeks for an expedited request.
While the State Department's passport services remain unaffected by the shutdown, other aspects of...

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