The US Embassy in Israel recently announced a change in policy that no longer allowed newborns to receive a passport on an emergency basis when needed for travel. That meant it would be impossible to travel until a regular passport appointment became available, which takes an inordinate amount of time.
Chaim V’Chessed reports that in conjunction with Amudim and Agudath Israel they were able to reverse that policy and effective immediately, families of newborns can once again apply for a passport on an emergency basis. That should mean that those families will now be able to fly home to the US for Pesach.
Have you been affected by long delays for passport appointments abroad?