It’s been a long time between my last post and this one, mainly because I am still waiting to receive my Apostilles from the Department of State that I sent on June 14! I tried calling yesterday to see if there was an issue, but as I live in Arizona, their office is open 6AM-9AM and 11AM-1PM during my time. I called at 10AM not knowing this, and again at 2PM! After double checking last night, I realized why the office had been closed both times I had attempted to contact them.
Frustrated, I just called them today. After waiting on hold for 28 minutes, I spoke with a woman who informed me my papers were on their 9th day of processing. As the website specifies average processing time to be 5-7 days, I asked if there was an estimate on when they would be done. I was told that they could take a maximum of 12 days, and if there was a problem I would receive a phone call.
Hopefully I should receive my paperwork soon, but this is all a constant reminder that you always should plan ahead! Usually with papers like this, I’d prefer to drop them off myself so that I can ask questions, but unfortunately I live quite far from Washington D.C.!