Passport Delays Possible

By: Janelle Lilley Email
By: Janelle Lilley Email

If you're traveling outside of the country, you're plans could be delayed.

With the possibility of a government shutdown, some are concerned that the passport application process could be effected.

When asked about potential processing delays, U.S. State Department spokesperson Andy Laine released the following statement:

"The State Department hopes that a shutdown won't happen. As President Obama said, people depend on government services. However, as a national security agency, we are working on contingency plans. In the event of a shutdown, the State Department will continue implementing its mission."

Laine says people should continue applying for passports as usual, but leave plenty of time in case of any delays.


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