Passport gender changes

Astrid Smith filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
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Due Oct. 22, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Astrid Smith

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I am specifically seeking information about passport gender marker changes under 7 FAM 1300 Appendix M, in cases other than clerical error.
- Department of State retention policy, including duration and particular records retained, for records pertaining to each such change.
- Number of such F->M and number of such M->F changes which have been granted, by month.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Astrid Smith

From: U.S. Department of State

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Smith,

This is in response to your fax dated November 14, 2018 regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2018-00457. The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request remains in process. You will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to<>.

U.S. Department of State
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