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Wed Jun 12, 2024, 11:51 PM Jun 12

U.S. Travelers Can Renew Their Passports Online Starting Today [View all]

Source: Wall Street Journal (gift link)

Travelers who want to renew their passports online can do so starting Wednesday.

Eligible travelers can process their applications without sending everything in the mail and can expect to receive their passport back in six to eight weeks. The State Department tested online passport renewals in 2022, but took the program offline in 2023.

The relaunched renewal program is open to the public, but is in beta, or trial mode, senior State Department officials said. This will allow the department to make changes to the process as it evaluates the process and user feedback.

Under the program, a limited number of people can renew their passports. Each day around 1 p.m. Eastern time, the department will open up a small number of spots for renewal, the officials said.

Read more: https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/travel/passport-renewal-online-appointments-54ba329c?st=m5xur78mgllkseu&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

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