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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Passport Services Update

Seattle Passport Agency

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect their workforce and customers, the U.S. Department of State significantly reduced passport operations in March. They also temporarily suspended expedited passport processing and restricted service to cases involving life-or-death emergencies.

As of Monday, June 15, a total of 14 passport agencies and centers (including the Seattle Passport Agency) are in phase one of their reopening plan. During phase 1, the Seattle Passport Agency will continue to prioritize customers who need a passport in the next 72 hours for a life-or-death emergency only. A limited number of employees will return to work, allowing the Seattle Passport Agency to resume processing a limited number of applications that have already been received. The U.S. Department of State recommends customers wait to submit new or renewal applications, as delays will continue in phase one.

Lake Forest Park Passport Services

In accordance with the Governor’s "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, Lake Forest Park City Hall, including Passport Services, has been closed to the public since March 16, 2020. Passport Services is committed to protecting their workforce and customers. Operations will resume when King County enters Phase 3 of the Governor’s "Safe Start" approach to reopening, and once it is safe for Lake Forest Park to do so. The City of Lake Forest Park will provide updates on Passport Services on our website, to our email subscribers, and through Facebook.

For additional information on the U.S. Department of State’s passport operations and phased reopening plan, please click here.

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