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Passport application approvals came to a standstill earlier this year as passport agencies closed due to COVID-19.
When they reopened this summer, there was a long backlog of applications for them to work through.
We normally apply for passports for our kids at the library, but they aren’t currently processing applications due to COVID-19.
So we went to the post office to get a passport for our latest addition on August 26th. And of course I paid for part of the fee with my AMEX Business Platinum card to take advantage of the $20 monthly shipping credit.
The ability to pay for expedited passport processing was not available due to COVID-19 and they said it might be months before we got the passport back.
But we got it back on September 14th, less than 3 weeks from when we sent it in! That’s faster than we’ve gotten our passports in normal times!
Have you applied for a passport this year? When did you apply and how long did your application processing take?