US citizens waiting for passports for their vacation plans have to postpone or cancel their plans due to long waiting times.
On the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was stated that the processing time required for passport renewal procedures is 13 weeks, and 7-9 weeks for expedited applications.
It has been reported that this waiting period may be extended for a few more weeks due to delivery times.
Despite the increased number of personnel after intense applications, US citizens had to postpone or cancel their vacation plans due to extended waiting times and passports that were not delivered on time.
It was stated that the number of people using the online passport renewal process, which was submitted for applications in August 2022, exceeded 500 thousand in February. This system received their last applications at the beginning of the month, but the applicants stated that they still could not receive their passports even though they applied months ago.