Traveling overseas this summer? There’s huge demand for passports, so get yours ASAP


A Passport Processing employee uses a stack of blank passports to print a new one at the Miami Passport Agency June 22, 2007 in Miami, Fla. Passport processing times are high due to increased demand.

Passports are in “unprecedented demand,” U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. In 2022, the State Department issued a record 22 million passports — and 2023 is on track to break that record.

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