The US government has decided to refund travelers who spent an extra $60 to expedite the processing of their passports. The State Department decided to make the refunds as the government continues to grapple with a massive backlog of passport applications that have been flooding their offices as new rules are set to go into effect.This is a big-time mess. Shame on the USA on this.
Getting a passport is a major problem these days. It was reported that it is taking nine months to get a regular passport from the US. Unreal.
Furthermore, those with trip plans are getting crunched too. The horror stories are hard to understand yet alone believe.