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. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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