State Department Temporarily Shuts Down Online Booking System For Passport Appointments, Adding Frustration To Post-Pandemic BacklogThe State Department has temporarily removed the online booking system for appointments on its website. It's the latest frustration for many trying to get passports.
Gottheimer: State Department Must Act On Massive Passport BacklogAbout two million passports are in a holding pattern, waiting for processing at the State Department. Right now, there's an 18 week wait.
Sen. Schumer Turns Up Heat On State Department To End Massive Backlog Of Passports Needing To Be Obtained Or RenewedSen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the State Department to act and get tens of thousands of New Yorkers out of what he calls "passport purgatory."
Desperate Tri-State Area Travelers Facing Incredibly Long Odds Getting Passport Renewals In Time For Upcoming TripsMore than 1 million passports are pending in swamped offices across the country.
State Dept. Urges Travelers To Renew Passports As Millions Set To ExpireThe State Department is on a mission to get people to renew their passports early, in anticipation of an influx of applications as millions of passports are set to expire over the next three years.
Schumer: Deny Visas For Countries Who Don't Check For Stolen PassportsWhen Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished earlier this month, it shined a spotlight on how little the database is being checked throughout the world.
Stolen Passports In Malaysia Airlines Flight Raise Major Security ConcernsThe stolen passports used by two passengers on the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing last week has cast a troubling spotlight on a major gap.
Tips On Packing Lightly For VacationFor the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.
Ask Asa: Applying For A PassportWith the summer vacation season coming up a lot of people will be updating expired passports. A number of websites claim to expedite the often lengthy process of getting a new passport.
Tri-State Area Would Suffer In Event Of Federal Government ShutdownIn New York City, where roughly 10 percent of revenue comes from Washington, thousands of locally-based federal workers would be furloughed.