Published August 2, 2021 2:58 PM IST
In a little publicized development, the United States Embassy has announced a special service to make available additional appointments for passport services. These appointments will be held during the month of August, on Sundays, when the Embassy is generally closed. Citizens have only been allowed to apply for this service over the past few days, and registration will close TODAY, Monday, August 2. Click here to register.
To participate, you must meet all of the following conditions:
- You currently possess a U.S. passport (even an expired one), but NO FIRST TIME PASSPORTS
- You are NOT eligible to renew using Form DS-82 or Form DS-5504
- Your current/most recent passport was a five-year passport, or was issued more than fifteen years ago, or your child’s most recent passport was a one-year passport that has already expired.
Alluding to agents who have recently been charging for Embassy appointments, the Embassy announcement points out that it ‘is free to apply for one of these additional appointments – you do not need to pay anyone!’ Furthermore, referring to questionable computer programs which have seized most Embassy appointments of late, the announcement states; “Avoid the vendors! Beat the bots!”
If you are selected to receive an appointment, you will be notified directly by the Embassy.