Processing times for U.S. passports continue to rise as summer travel season approaches, according to the most recent update from the U.S. State Department.
Additional Information: Mailing times are not included in processing time estimates; processing times begin the day the Department receives the application. It may take an additional two to four weeks from the day the application is mailed for the status of the application to state “In Process.” Some applications may be further delayed because the State Department requests additional information. Applicants must respond to such requests in order for processing to resume. Additional details regarding the request for more information can be found here.
BAL Analysis: Passport processing times are expected to continue to increase as the State Department expects this to be its “busiest summer travel season on record.” As passports are in “unprecedented demand,” U.S. citizens intending to travel abroad and in need of a new passport should renew their passport as soon as possible to reduce the chances of travel delays and complications. Passports must generally be valid for at least six months to enter a foreign country. Employers and employees should continue to consult their BAL professional before planning international travel.
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