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Two Additional Passport Agencies Reopen August 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 18 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 1,694,000 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 Update: July 30, 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 16 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 1,481,000 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 Update: July 23, 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 16 passport agencies and passport centers as part of the first phase, with five of them in the second phase as of Monday, July 13, 2020 — at least 1,275,000 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 Update: July 2, 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 16 passport agencies and passport centers as part of the first phase — at least 615,000 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 only a slight increase compared to what the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States has awaiting issuance in normal circumstances during June.

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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Could Passport Application Processing Be Caught Up by August 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 15 passport agencies and passport centers as part of the first phase — at least 379,000 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 only a slight increase compared to what the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States has awaiting issuance in normal circumstances during June.

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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3 Phases of Passport Processing Operations Announced in the United States

If you need to apply for a passport, you are still out of luck until further notice even though new applications for passports are being accepted by the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States, according to an update pertaining to passport services which was issued on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 — with emergency situations as the only exception to this policy — as you will experience delays before receiving your passport; and a processing time commitment will not be offered until phase three of the reopening plan.

The Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States is working to resume normal operations in three separate phases — with no specific details as to when they will be implemented — and each passport agency and passport center will open on…

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No New Passport Applications Accepted Except for Emergency Situations Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

If you need to apply for a passport, you are out of luck until further notice, as new applications for passports are no longer being accepted for the foreseeable future by the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States, according to an update pertaining to passport services which was issued earlier today, Friday, April 3, 2020 — with emergency situations as the only exception to this policy.

The update is to an advisory pertaining to passport services, which was originally issued by the aforementioned agency on…

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Create Your Own Passport Photographs

Instead of spending as much as $15.00 to have someone take a photograph of yourself for your passport, you can spend as little as 23 cents — perhaps even less, if that really matters — to do it yourself…

…but if you do, you need to follow the rather strict requirements as outlined by the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the State Department of the United States — or risk having your passport application rejected and returned to you, which can delay the process of obtaining a new passport.

In fact, the main reason as to why applications for new or replacement passports are delayed is because…

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One Way to Expedite Your Passport Renewal Free of Charge — But It is Not Without Risk

“Renewing my passport makes me nervous for a couple of reasons” is what Michael Wasserman of Michael W Travels… wrote in this article. “Our next trip is at the end of June. Even with the expedited service, the processing time is estimated at 2-3 weeks. This gives me just enough time to get new passport back in time for the trip.”

The Bureau of Consulate Affairs of the Department of State of the United States can require anywhere between six weeks to eight weeks to process the renewal of a passport; and having a new trip scheduled for whatever reason during the time in which your passport is being renewed is certainly not unreasonable — especially if you are a frequent traveler.

If…

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Reader Question: Work Permit in a Passport Which is Almost Full

“So, we have passports that do not expire until 2025. Our book has only one page left, but we also have work permits for Uganda in our passports. We go frequently to Kenya and can’t be without our passport for any length of time. Not sure how to proceed. The American Embassy here in Uganda clearly does not exist to help American citizens, not sure what to do any help is greatly appreciated.”

What you just read was this question which…

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