Brazil to Start Issuing Passports Again After Nearly a Month

During the suspension period, 175,000 passport applications have been postponed, and it should take up to five weeks to catch up.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Mint of Brazil (CMB), which produces passports for the country, announced on Friday, July 21st, that the service will be reinstated after being suspended by the Federal Police (PF) since the end of June.

During the suspension period, 175,000 passport applications have been postponed, according to the PF, and will now be processed in chronological order and should take up to five weeks to catch up.

In a statement, the Mint informed that it received the files with data from people requesting passports yesterday afternoon and that the manufacturing . . .

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