The Canyon County Recorder’s and Passport Office is advising residents that they are currently experiencing longer than usual processing times for passport applications. Recent data from the State Department shows that it now takes approximately 18 weeks from when a person applies to when they receive their passport.  For expedited passport services, the processing time has been extended out to about 12 weeks.

“We want the public to understand the delays we are currently experiencing in our passport office and encourage them to plan six months ahead for any international travel,” said Public Information Officer Joe Decker. “Even the expedited process is taking up to three months, so people really need to plan in advance if they need a passport.”

The Recorder’s and Passport Office is now accepting passport applications by appointment only. Please click the button at the top of the screen or call (208) 454-7555 to book an appointment. For life-or-death emergency or urgent (non-emergency) travel, please visit the State Department’s website at travel.state.gov.

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