Here we are again with a passport update! The latest stats are out and I was disappointed to see the updated numbers at first – until I realized about the July 4th holiday. I am assuming that, not only were they off Friday, some may have taken a holiday/vacation day for Monday as well. So, here it goes!
US Passport Processing Update
As a reminder, 4 facilities have moved into Phase Two which means more employees working to get those passports processed. It also means we should see well over 1/4 million passports processed in the next week.
|Week (Thursday-Wednesday)||Applications Received||Passports Awaiting Issuance||Passports Issued|
|This Week (July 2-8)||112,000||1.43 million||188,000|
|Last Week (June 25-July 1)||133,000||1.51 million||236,000|
|2 Weeks Ago (June 18-24)||134,000||1.61 million||187,000|
So, there was a drop to just about the numbers from two weeks ago. Not terrible, especially since they were closed for one work day. Also, they have managed to get the backlog under 1.5 million for the first time in months so, great job!
At the rate they are going, it should not be too many more weeks before they can work this backlog down and catch up to the passport applications being received. Remember, it is first in/first out for processing.