Flooding closes Miami Passport Agency until further notice

MIAMI (WSVN) - The Miami Passport Agency has shut down, Monday morning, due to a water pipe that bursted.

According to a spokesperson from the Miami Passport Agency, the Omni Building, located at 1501 W. Biscayne Blvd., will be “closed to the public until further notice and is unable to take appointments or process passports.”

A property owner told 7News that a burst water pipe resulted in the closure of the Miami Passport Agency. The issue has temporarily affected other tenants, as well, the property owner noted.

“We asked when it was going to be open. He said, by the looks of it, not for a very long time,” said Nereisy Garces, “so I asked OK, where can I get my passport? New Orleans, San Juan, and all the other states, so I have to travel to another state to get her passport? It’s ridiculous.”

If you need assistance, the Miami Passport Agency has provided help for those who were scheduled to pick up a passport:

https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/where-to-apply/agencies/miami.html

For more information, call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793.

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