Fastest way to get a passport? Passport cards? Here are your top travel questions answered
Summer travel season has ended and the holiday rush is still more than a month away. This fall lull means it is the perfect time to apply for or renew your passport. We are looking into the least expensive and quickest way to get this chore checked off your to-do list.
Ask 2: Answering your questions about government offices and documents during the pandemic
HOUSTON – Consumer expert Amy Davis is answering viewers’ questions about government offices and documents during the pandemic. A: Texas Department of Public Safety offices are reopening in 4 phases. Beginning May 29th at 1pm, you can schedule an appointment online. A: The governor has granted a temporary extension for drivers with expired or expiring Texas registration stickers. These are the specific in-person services available: Replacement titles, bonded title notices of determination, title histories, temporary permits, assigned/ reassigned numbers, registration refund authorizations, investigation and resolution of Texas title errors.
The US is not issuing passports unless it’s a ‘life-or-death’ family emergency
The US has stopped issuing passports, unless in a "life-or-death emergency,'' in an effort to help stop the spread of coronavirus. In a statement on its website, the State Department asked Americans to avoid international travel at this time due to the impact of coronavirus. In line with that, it said, it will only offer passports to customers with a qualified emergency. Examples of emergencies include travel due to serious illnesses, injuries or deaths in the immediate family, it said. Thus far, 40 states have issued stay-at-home orders urging Americans not to leave the house.