Many are experiencing delays when trying to appy or renew their U.S. passport. The Dutchess County Clerk is trying to make it a little bit easier for Hudson Valley residents this weekend.

The Dutchess County Clerk is hosting a passport event this Saturday in Poughkeepsie.

Do you plan on leaving the country? Maybe you want to tour Europe or get away to a tropical resort in the Caribbean. if you don't have a passport then you might want to hurry up and start the process.

Getting a U.S. passport is a relatively straight forward process but there are a few important steps involved. A passport is not an extremely difficult thing to obtain but it can be overwhelming if you've never done it before or if you are in a hurry. Some people wait until the last minute to get one and it can be a lot on your plate.

The U.S. Department of State is experiencing delays in the passport processing which could make it a nightmare for international travelers. As of now the average routine time for processing could be 10-13 weeks. Even if you expedite the process it could still take over 2 months.


This Saturday Dutchess County Clerk Brad Kendall is hosting Passport Day on the 1st floor of the County Office Building located at 22 Market Street in Poughkeepsie. If you're in need of a passport or a renewal then this might be the perfect weekend to get the process started.


Be sure to bring all of the necessary documents and identification. All of the information can be found here.

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