Last year, when Shloimi and Feige Steinmetz made a wedding for their son in Lakewood, they decided to take advantage of their visit to the United States to visit the passport office.
All of their children are dual citizens of the US and Canada. Although they didn’t usually obtain American passports for their kids until they were teenagers, given the uncertainty of the pandemic and ever-changing border restrictions, they thought it would be prudent for their two youngest children to get them earlier. Two days after the wedding, Mrs. Steinmetz went to the Toms River, New Jersey, passport office with her 13-year-old daughter and ten-year-old son.
But there was a wrinkle in the plan.