The U.S. State Department on Tuesday secretly launched a test run of its long-awaited online passport renewal program.
In August, 25,000 eligible Americans will be able to renew their passports online, and it hopes to expand the program nationwide early next year. The State Department earlier this year set a fall 2022 date for the public rollout.
With an executive order to streamline several federal operations, President Joe Biden set online passport renewals in motion in December 2021.
By March, the State Department notified that it hoped to launch that capability in the fall of 2022, following a more limited pilot study involving federal employees and government contractors to
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