Mega Passport Center opening in Chesterfield
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Chesterfield County is opening a Mega Passport Center off of Midlothian Turnpike to ease some of the backlogs the Department of State has seen.
The USPS called it a ‘one-stop-shop,’ where people can have their official pictures taken for their passports and finalize documents before beginning the waiting process.
The backlog for getting a passport approved is unprecedented. In what used to be a couple of weeks-long processes has some waiting for over four months to receive their passports, sometimes resulting in canceled plans.
The Department of State said the backlog is due to limited in-person appointments available, an increase in people traveling for summer vacations, and then a flood of mail in passports because of the lack of appointments.
The goal of the Bon Air Mega Passport Center located at 101 North Pinetta Drive is to cut down on some of these long wait times. It opens on August 19th, at 11 a.m.
It will also be open on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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