SOURCE: A Briggs Passport and Visa Expeditors

December 30, 2008 10:55 ET

A Briggs Passport and Visa Expeditors Opens Office in Downtown San Francisco to Serve International Travelers Going Through the "Gateway to the Pacific"

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - December 30, 2008) - A Briggs Passport and Visa Expeditors ( has established Northern California headquarters in San Francisco's Financial District at 50 California Street, corner of California and Davis, a block away from BART, MUNI and Market Street public transportation. Telephone is 415-626-5860.

"Despite the economic slowdown, we are experiencing strong demand for our passport and visa expediting services in the San Francisco market. San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the 'gateway to the Pacific,' is a world-class airport serving tens of millions of domestic and international passengers annually. That drove our decision to open a dedicated visa and passport service facility in downtown San Francisco," said Porter Briggs, President of A Briggs.

"Our corporate, educational and health care customers are still traveling and depend on totally secure and thoroughly professional services," continued Mr. Briggs. "The tourist demand is still strong on the high end, especially with all the discounted specials being offered by popular destinations. Also, beginning June 2009, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) will require everyone to have a passport book or card or a new enhanced driver's license to cross a U.S. border -- all of which accelerates the demand."

Mr. Briggs in welcoming Joan Caldwell as Director of the San Francisco office said, "Ms. Caldwell brings extensive experience in the areas of Customer Service, Supply Chain Management, Global Business, Systems Implementation, Process Improvements, Facilitation, Financial and Risk Analysis, and Project Management. Prior to joining A Briggs, Ms. Caldwell worked for the Levi Strauss Company for 23 years and served as Vice President for Sourcing, Inventory, and Production Planning."

About A Briggs Passport and Visa Expeditors, delivering at the speed of business

A Briggs is headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle. A Briggs works directly with the U.S. Department of State's regional Passport Agencies, foreign embassies and consulates to secure United States (U.S.) passports and travel visas as quickly as six hours.

The company's commitment to customer service has been recognized twice in the last year in blind tests conducted by the Wall Street Journal and Travel and Leisure magazine. Both selected A Briggs #1 in articles on passport and visa service companies. The widely respected ( website calls A Briggs the "Nation's Top Visa Specialists, handling many members of Washington, DC's diplomatic community." A Briggs is the only designated passport and visa provider of the Airlines Reporting Corporation ( that clears over $80 billion in airline ticket sales annually. A Briggs was selected "Best Place to Work in Greater Washington, DC" by the Washington Business Journal.

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    Kelly McLaughlan
    A Briggs Passport and Visa Expeditors
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