Passport requests to take longer

This item appears on page 4 of the August 2019 issue.

The US State Department announced on June 1 that passport applications now will take six to eight weeks to be processed, up from the four to six weeks it had taken previously. At press time, it was not known whether this change was temporary or permanent. Expedited service, offering processing in two to three weeks, is still available for an extra $60.