Add to that the number of Americans who'll need passports to fly across the U. The passport renewal process is getting an overhaul: Starting mid-2018, a new platform will let you renew your passport online, says Carl Siegmund, community relations officer for passport services at the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs.
This could mean the end of those late-night trips to Walgreens photo booths to rush off your application the next morning. passport card and passport book are both acceptable forms of ID.
The qualifying applicants, who submit their application before cut-off time, will have their documents submitted to the visa section, in a separate priority-lot.
The visa section processes these applications on a priority basis and hands them to VFS Global, the same afternoon.
Americans have applied for passports en masse this year—more than 21 million new little blue books were projected, says the State Department—and the number is expected to match that in 2018. A lot of passports were up for renewal: Remember in 2007, how the government told us we needed passports or passport cards to visit Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean?
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