Happy news found me this morning when I checked the activity in my bank accounts. The personal check I’d written to the US Dept. of State and sent with the packet of forms along with my passport application has now cleared the bank and found its way into my account. This must mean that my application is now being processed.
When I presented this material to the Passport Office downtown, I was told to allow six to eight weeks for the wheels of progress to turn before expecting my passport book to be delivered by the USPS. So I’m patiently waiting – happier now that I know the wheels are indeed turning. And happier now that I’m one step closer to the Philippines.