Amid long waiting lines for services to US citizens in Israel, Washington’s Embassy in Jerusalem announces “Passport Sundays” to boost the service.
Following the coronavirus pandemic, the embassy has been struggling to keep up with the demand.
In a tweet, the embassy says that on all Sundays of August — when it normally doesn’t operate — service will be given as “part of our effort to give everyone faster & equal access to our passport services.”
The embassy says registration is open starting today and until Monday, August 2, while stressing that not everyone will be selected and the process will be random and fair. It says processing time will be 5-7 weeks and that the service isn’t for those with immediate travel plans.
You can apply for free to be randomly and fairly selected for an appointment. Note that processing time will be 5-7 weeks; no emergency or same-day passports will be available. This is not intended for those with immediate travel plans. 2/3
— U.S. Embassy Jerusalem (@usembassyjlm) July 29, 2021
Registration is open here.