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Passport Division Reminds Residents to Be Prepared for Travel Emergencies

The Passport Division reminds residents to check their passports and other travel documents to ensure that they are valid. This simple step can avoid potential delays in applying for passports in the event of a travel emergency, according to a press release issued on Monday by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
The Office of the Lieutenant Governor is a passport acceptance facility that does not process or issue passport applications. The accepted application and supporting documents are sent off-island and typically returned to the applicant within four to six weeks. Applicants who choose to expedite or rush their passport application will generally receive it within two to three weeks. Processing times can be affected by demand, which often occurs in preparation for peak travel seasons.
To avoid potential delays in passport processing and be prepared for summer travel or emergencies, residents are advised to take steps to apply for or renew their passports. Applicants are required to provide proof of citizenship and identity, two 2×2 photos and associated fees when submitting the completed passport application. Additional requirements apply for minor children. Copies of the passport application are available at all passport offices and online at ltg.gov.vi.
For more information, contact the Passport Offices at 773-6449 for the Christiansted, St. Croix, office or 774-4024 for the St. Thomas office.

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