Bureau of Consular Affairs

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State Dept. looks to resume ‘normal operations’ at passport agencies within 6-8 weeks

Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch said the department is looking at a “return to normal operations” at passport agencies…

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In this May 9, 2017 photo, U.S. passports lie on a table in Dallas, Texas. The U.S. State Department is in the middle of a record year for processing passport applications, with 20.5 million renewals and applications for new passports expected. Adult U.S. passports must be renewed every 10 years, and the 2017 surge comes a decade after a law went into effect requiring passports for U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Benny Snyder)

State Dept outlines plan to reopen passport facilities with ‘limited staff’

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