Warning! Surge in passport renewal could cause massive delays in getting a new passport
contributed by Executive Travel (executivetravel.com)
Beginning in January, 2018 some experts are predicting a massive number of passport applications to start hitting the system. 10 years ago the United States started requiring passports for travel to Mexico and Canada which resulted in millions of new passports being issued. As you hopefully are aware passports have a 10-year life, thus all those millions of new passports now need to be renewed. The State Department, who is in charge of issuing passports, is encouraging people to try to renew their passports before the end of the year with hopes that it will prevent a major backlog of applications.