About me: People who need to renew their passports
immediately will not be allowed to book
last-minute appointments online, the U.S. State
Department announced on Thursday.
Those last-minute appointments, which are meant
for people with urgent travel needs, can now be
scheduled only by phone, the department said.
The reason for the change? It is meant to solve
“the problem of third parties booking all
available appointments using bots, and then
selling them to applicants with urgent travel
needs,” the department said