NEW US PASSPORT LAWS STARTING MAY 2011: Rush Passport™
The US Passport is considered one of the most secure passports on the planet. In an effort to make the US passport even more secure, the US Department of State periodically conducts investigations to ensure that passport operations are living up to rigorous standards.
A 2009 passport investigation found a practice that posed a potential threat to passport security. With regard to passport applications, some town clerk’s offices allowed the same clerk to process both birth certificates and passports. This could pose a potential breakdown in passport security. As with anything else, passport protocol should include checks and balances in an effort to minimize corruption.
In response to the passport investigation, the US Department of State has helped to institute a new federal passport law that changes the way town clerk’s offices will process passports.
The new passport law, which will be effective May 1, 2011, will not allow the same clerk from processing both birth certificates and passports in offices throughout the country. In addition, the new passport law requires a separate office area for the sole purpose of processing passport applications.
According to John E. Echart, U.S. State Department spokesman, the change should help to address concerns that passport investigators had regarding “the potential vulnerability posed by dual-function facilities.”
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