The Passport Agency in SF is continuing operations and will remain open during regular hours of operation. Visa Network will continue to submit passport applications and pick-up completed passports.
Passport Services During Lapse in Appropriations
From U.S. Dept. of State
At this time, scheduled passport services in the United States and our posts overseas will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits.“
Link to notice-> here
Jan. 21 2018
From CNN “Throughout the day Saturday, government agencies are either letting their respective staff know they must stay home, or other federally funded organizations, like the Smithsonian, are talking about how they plan to handle the shutdown for the immediate future.” More on the article found here.
From what we know, the shutdown does not mean all government services cease operations. Just the “non essential” ones. Currently, the Passport Agency in San Francisco has not made any official statements to our office. We still plan to submit and pickup passports on behalf of our clients. We’ll update everyone as more information presents itself. Thank you for your patience.