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11 Passport Agencies Are Reopening

11 passport agencies are reopening, however, you’ll still have to wait on your application.  The State Department is beginning Phase One, with Phase Two and Phase Three soon to follow.

The Points Guy ~ ” Home-weary travelers, rejoice: Your local passport agencies and centers are coming out of quarantine.

The State Department announced this week that 11 passport agencies and centers will reopen Thursday, June 11, under Phase One of the agency’s three-phase reopening plan.

The 11 centers that are reopening include:

  1. Arkansas Passport Center

  2. Buffalo Passport Agency

  3. Chicago Passport Agency

  4. Colorado Passport Agency

  5. Connecticut Passport Agency

  6. Detroit Passport Agency

  7. Minneapolis Passport Agency

  8. National Passport Center

  9. New Orleans Passport Center

  10. New York Passport Agency

  11. Philadelphia Passport Agency

Reopening of Passport Services | Image courtesy of Travel.State.Gov

Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean you can just march in to one of these centers and walk back out with a passport. During Phase One of reopening, priority will still be given to travelers who need a passport within the next 72 hours for a life-or-death emergency only. Applicants must make a confirmed appointment, and must wear cloth face coverings in all common areas, including the lobby, and observe strict social distancing.

Employees will also be phased back in to work on a limited number basis, primarily to process the existing backlog of passport applications that the agency has already received.” ~ The Points Guy

**Please note: Due to the impact of COVID 19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.

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