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Passport Application Processing Backlog Decreases Again — Slowly: September 24, 2020 Update

Since Phase One of the three separate phases of resuming the normal operations of processing passport applications started on Thursday, June 11, 2020 — along with the staggered reopening of 25 passport agencies and passport centers as part of the first phase, with eleven of them in the second phase as of Monday, August 24, 2020 — at least 2,905,000 passports have been issued, according to the latest update from the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States.

The number of passports currently awaiting issuance is still steadily decreasing compared to what the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States has awaiting issuance in normal circumstances.

The table shown above reflects each week — from Thursdays through Wednesdays — since Phase One of the three separate phases of resuming the normal operations of processing passport applications started on Thursday, June 11, 2020; and the backlog of…

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Passport Application Processing Backlog Slowly Decreases Again: September 17, 2020 Update

Since Phase One of the three separate phases of resuming the normal operations of processing passport applications started on Thursday, June 11, 2020 — along with the staggered reopening of 25 passport agencies and passport centers as part of the first phase, with eleven of them in the second phase as of Monday, August 24, 2020 — at least 2,740,000 passports have been issued, according to the latest update from the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States.

The number of passports currently awaiting issuance is still steadily decreasing compared to what the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States has awaiting issuance in normal circumstances.

The table shown above reflects each week — from Thursdays through Wednesdays — since Phase One of the three separate phases of resuming the normal operations of processing passport applications started on Thursday, June 11, 2020; and the backlog of…

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Remembering September 11, 2001: 19 Years Since the United States of America Was Attacked — and An Editorial on the Current 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

Less than a month after The Gate was launched, I posted an article on Sunday, September 10, 2006 pertaining to my experience regarding the day of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, which I have basically repeated each year since — but with some tweaks and edits along the way. That unedited original article has been posted at the conclusion of this article.

For the first time…

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Another Passport Agency Opens; But Backlog Increases Again: September 10, 2020 Update

Since Phase One of the three separate phases of resuming the normal operations of processing passport applications started on Thursday, June 11, 2020 — along with the staggered reopening of 25 passport agencies and passport centers as part of the first phase, with eleven of them in the second phase as of Monday, August 24, 2020 — at least 2,591,000 passports have been issued, according to the latest update from the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States.

The number of passports currently awaiting issuance is still steadily decreasing compared to what the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States has awaiting issuance in normal circumstances.

The table shown above reflects each week — from Thursdays through Wednesdays — since Phase One of the three separate phases of resuming the normal operations of processing passport applications started on Thursday, June 11, 2020; and the backlog of…

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Three More Passport Agencies Open; Two More in Phase 2: September 3, 2020

Since Phase One of the three separate phases of resuming the normal operations of processing passport applications started on Thursday, June 11, 2020 — along with the staggered reopening of 24 passport agencies and passport centers as part of the first phase, with ten of them in the second phase as of Monday, August 24, 2020 — at least 2,462,000 passports have been issued, according to the latest update from the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States.

The number of passports currently awaiting issuance is still steadily decreasing compared to what the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States has awaiting issuance in normal circumstances.

The table shown above reflects each week — from Thursdays through Wednesdays — since Phase One of the three separate phases of resuming the normal operations of processing passport applications started on Thursday, June 11, 2020; and the backlog of…

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More Passport Agencies Open; But Backlog Increases: August 27, 2020 Update

Since Phase One of the three separate phases of resuming the normal operations of processing passport applications started on Thursday, June 11, 2020 — along with the staggered reopening of 21 passport agencies and passport centers as part of the first phase, with six of them in the second phase as of Monday, July 27, 2020 — at least 2,294,000 passports have been issued, according to the latest update from the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States.

The number of passports currently awaiting issuance is still steadily decreasing compared to what the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States has awaiting issuance in normal circumstances.

The table shown above reflects each week — from Thursdays through Wednesdays — since Phase One of the three separate phases of resuming the normal operations of processing passport applications started on Thursday, June 11, 2020; and the backlog of…

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