Passport Processing Delays Announced by State Department

4/20/07

The U.S. State Department has announced that passport processing times have increased due to a surge in demand.

Routine passport processing is now taking up to 10 weeks instead of the previous six, and expedited processing up to four weeks instead of only two.

To ensure you are ready for your ACIS tour, please submit your passport applications as soon as possible. Also, check the State Department's updated processing times to determine how much time you must allow to receive your passport in a timely fashion—and whether or not you should apply for expedited service.

To read about how these delays have impacted other travelers around the country, read these articles in the Boston Globe and the LA Times.