To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our workforce and customers, we significantly reduced passport operations in March 2020. We temporarily suspended expedited passport processing and restricted service to cases involving life-or-death emergencies. As global conditions evolve and U.S. states begin to reopen, we are resuming operations in phases. We ask for your patience as we safely work on your application.
As of Monday, July 13, a total of 11 passport agencies and centers are in phase one, and 5 agencies and centers are in phase two of our three-phase reopening plan.