Passport gender changes

Astrid Smith filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2018-00457

Due Oct. 22, 2018
Est. Completion Feb. 8, 2022
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

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.

Sincerely,

Astrid Smith

From: U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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

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 foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

Official - Transitory
UNCLASSIFIED

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Smith,

This is in response to your email below concerning your FOIA case control number F-2018-00457.

Your request is in process. We will soon follow-up with you regarding your request for an estimated date of completion in this case.
Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public.
We truly 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 foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Smith,

This is in response to your email below concerning your FOIA case control number F-2018-00457.

Your request is in process. We will soon follow-up with your regarding request for an estimated date of completion in this case.
Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public.
We truly 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 foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Smith,

This is in response to your email below concerning your FOIA Act case control number (F-2018-00457).

Your request is in process. We will soon follow-up with you regarding your request for an estimated date of completion in this case.
Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public.
We truly 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 foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

Official - Transitory
UNCLASSIFIED

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Ms. Smith,

This is in reference to your email below concerning your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case control number F-2018-04293. We will follow-up with you regarding your request for an estimated date of completion in this case.

Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Astrid Smith,

This is in reference to your email below concerning your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case control number F-2018-04293. We will follow-up with you regarding your request for an estimated date of completion in this case.

Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center
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From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Astrid Smith,
This is in response to your status letter concerning your FOIA/Privacy case control number F-2018-00457.

Your request is in process. You will be notified of the results of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request as soon as that information becomes available.
Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public.
We truly 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 foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

Official - Transitory
UNCLASSIFIED

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Smith,

You previously contacted the Department of State's FOIA Requester Service Center and requested an estimated date of completion (EDC) for your request, Case Control Number F-2018-00457.

It has been determined that the EDC for this request is 2/8/2022. EDCs are estimates and are subject to change. Please be advised that the Department takes its FOIA responsibilities seriously and is processing your request as quickly as possible. If your request can be completed prior to the EDC, a response will be sent to you sooner.

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

You may also contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, email address: ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>; telephone: (202) 741-5770; toll free number: 1-877-684-6448; facsimile: (202) 741-5769.

We appreciate your continued patience.

Sincerely,
Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

UNCLASSIFIED

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