You should receive your new passport in two to three weeks for expedited service and four to six weeks for regular service. The department is not printing passports at the event.
Attendees planning to apply for or renew a passport will receive free admission to the travel show, which normally costs $12 or $15 for one-day entry and $19 or $22 for both days. The department will offer the same service at the travel shows in the San Francisco Bay area (March 23-24) and Dallas (March 30-31).
At the Washington event, Ian Brownlee, the department’s new principal deputy assistant secretary for consular affairs, will discuss travel safety and preparedness Saturday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. With spring break breathing down our pasty necks, safety is a timely issue.
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