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NPT: Swine flu fears put halt to passport process at the County Clerk’s office

UPDATED: The District Clerk Passport Service will likely resume processing U.S. Passport applications on Monday, May 11.
Pending Commissioners Court approval, the Passport Service office will work extended hours to provide the service to working families who can not applying for a passport during regular business hours. The proposed working schedule for Monday, May 11 is from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Additionally, a series of Passports Fairs are being planned to be held on Saturdays before the June 1 deadline.

Due to the outbreak and spread of H1N1, the passport book and card processing service at the El Paso District Clerk’s office has been suspended. “We are taking this precautionary measure because we are concerned for the safety and welfare of the public and our staff,” stated El Paso County District Clerk Gilbert Sanchez in a press release.

For those who are adversely affected by the closures and fear they won’t receive their documents by the June 1 deadline, the Passport Service Division will have extended business hours once it reopens, Sanchez stated.

For background on the new passport regulations affecting border travelers, click here.

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

May 6, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. as youclearly, and contradictorily, state…it is the District Clerk s office…

    No tan loco?Not so crazy

    May 6, 2009 at 1:55 pm

  2. Thanks for the notice. The item has been corrected. — Sito


    May 6, 2009 at 4:26 pm

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