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New Passport Requirements Lead to Flood of Applications

New Passport Requirements Lead to Flood of Applications



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Tom Callan, KSL NewsradioThe government sends a passport for a 37-year-old man to a 15-year-old girl in Pleasant Grove; this is not an isolated mix-up.

Anna Martin, who owns Visability, says some 4,000,000 people have applied for passports in just the last few months since the government required you to flash your passport when flying back home from Canada or Mexico. "I get 10 to 12 calls a day from people who have submitted their applications in January and have not received their passports back."

She says the passport bureaucracy is overworked and flooded with applications. "In my mind, the government did not plan properly for this situation. They should have hired a tremendous amount of people."

She expects the amount of applications to keep piling up.

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