NJ Spotlight News

Massive passport application backlog upends travel plans

Clip: 07/19/2021 | 3m 37s | Video has closed captioning.

Anyone looking to travel abroad should check the expiration date on their passport first. There’s a nationwide backlog in processing passport applications and renewals due to a staffing shortage at the U.S. Department of State — and a massive rush of people looking to make up for a year of lost travel. A process that used to take weeks could now take several months.

Aired: 07/19/21

Rating: NR

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