I disagree. I've got a friend who works in the Tax office in Sudbury. They regularly hire extra staff during the tax return season to handle the extra volume.I paid an extra $10 that would allow me to pick it up, instead of having it mailed to me, but that only cut out the mailing time.
The Passport Office is experiencing a monstrous volume of passport applications in preparation for the U.S. border crossing initiative that may or may not be passed. I suspect the Passport Offices are a bit leery of hiring extra staff in the interim just to deal with a temporary situation--as appropriate as hiring extra staff might be. Apparently, the initial overload is already becoming lighter.
Oh I agree, some of the responsibility has to be accepted by those of us that have all of a sudden woken up and realized that either for air travel the date has passed, or for automobile travel the date is fast approaching.Oakbridge: Actually, I have never experienced faster line-ups and better service than in this passport application. I really believe it is the uncertainty over the U.S. situation that's created a run on passports.
Call phone number which suggests you can get info on the web. Visit web page which leads to other web pages, which branches out to sub-pages, which branch out to PDFs, which contain lists of contact phone numbers. Dial phone number. Nobody answers. Call is forwarded to original phone message.What is a "web contact pathway"?
One of the lucky families over here.
My wife took her application in along with my two kids' and she was only there for half an hour or so. Five business days later (with no extra fee paid) the passports were all here.
I took my stuff in last week and was under 15 minutes in and out. They said that it would be delivered to my door on June 5.
This is all in the KW passport office. All applications were done online. Might be worth the drive.