As of Midnight EST the U.S. government went into a partial government shutdown. The shutdown is partial because roughly 75% of the government was previously funded in a different funding bill. This shutdown will have an impact on some elements of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State.
We’ve been advised that there are primarily two possible impacts anticipated:
For U.S. Citizens, it has been reported that passport offices run by the Department of State are closed, thus it is expected that passport operations are suspended as a non-essential service.
Should clients have immediate travel issues as a result of changes in consular services be sure to communicate your delays with your HR/Management and book the next available appointment. If we can be of assistance, contact the team (attorney/legal writer) assisting with your process.
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