Passport renewal during gov't shutdown?
April 8, 2011 6:04 PM Subscribe
Will my passport get renewed at the US Embassy in Tokyo even if the federal government shuts down?
posted by ameca to Law & Government (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am living in Japan and recently applied by mail to renew my US passport. The process normally takes about a month. No info on Dept of State or embassy websites, but NYT said that if the gov't shuts down "all passport renewal applications will be put on hold". However, NPR said that the US Embassy in Tokyo will remain open due to the recent disasters. BUT the address I sent my passport to was a military (APO) address so I'm not sure where my passport actually went.
(When I called the embassy yesterday they said all information I was asking for was on the website. I looked but I couldn't find any answers. I couldn't call back because offices had already closed for the weekend.)