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Can You Get a Passport During a Government Shutdown?

passport during a government shutdown

If you are traveling soon and you need your passport during a government shutdown, you need to apply for your passport immediately. Notably, during prior government shutdowns, passport offices were often operational only while funds lasted.

Currently, routine processing takes approximately 8-11 weeks when applying directly through the Department of State. Should you need a passport sooner, a private expediting company may be worth looking into.

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