Lieutenant Governor Osbert E. Potter Advises Public of Longer Wait Times for Passport Applicants
For Immediate Release No. 42-15
July 17, 2015
For More Information Contact:
Regina Watson, Public Relations Officer
Ph: (340) 774-2991 ext. 4122
Fax: (340) 774-6953
Lieutenant Governor Osbert E. Potter Advises
Public of Longer Wait Times for Passport Applicants
Governor Osbert E. Potter advises the public that the Passport Acceptance Facility
has increased the timeframe for passport processing by two weeks (from 4-6
weeks to 6-8 weeks) due to the large volume of applicants. In order to avoid
paying for expedited service, persons seeking to apply for a passport are
strongly encouraged to come in to the Passport Office and apply early.
application process is currently at its peak season. The Regional Office
located in Miami, has reported large volumes of applications nationwide, including
applications from the Virgin Islands, which has impacted the processing time.
The Passport Office apologizes for any inconveniences which may occur.
For more information, contact the Passport Office
at 340-774-4024 in St. Thomas and 340-773-6449 in St. Croix.