Anticipated federal budget cuts expected to kick in Friday have forced the cancellation of the U.S. State Department's Passport Day on March 9.
"Due to the anticipated sequestration, the Department of State must cancel 'Passport Day in the USA,' which had been scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013," the State Department said in an email Thursday. "We regret that we cannot offer this service as planned."
The Los Angeles Passport Agency at 11000 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1000 (Wilshire and Veteran), was to have been open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for applications and renewals. No appointment was necessary.
The State Department had a booth at the Los Angeles Times Travel show Feb. 23 and 24, where fliers touting Passport Day were distributed.