Press Releases: Apply for Your U.S. Passport Before the Busy Winter Travel

Press Releases: Apply for Your U.S. Passport Before the Busy Winter Travel
The Department encourages potential U.S. citizen travelers to apply for or renew their U.S. passports now for winter travel. The Department's average processing time for U.S. passport applications is lower now than it will be during the busy winter …
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Two Minnesota men charged for alleged ISIS support ISIS, Iraqi forces battle
In an affidavit, FBI investigators pursued a report from a worker at a Minneapolis passport office, who became suspicious during an April interview about Yusef's application for an expedited passport for travel to Turkey. Why is ISIS so successful at …
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BlackBerry's one-of-a-kind Passport phone will cost $599

BlackBerry's one-of-a-kind Passport phone will cost 9
Today, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, company CEO John Chen revealed one of the most important aspects of the device: the cost. Chen told the publication that the BlackBerry Passport will be hitting shelves in the US this Wednesday for …
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More injuries in Palestine's hospitals
This decision very nearly cost him his life yesterday in the Qalqilya village of Kufr Qaddum. … As a foreign passport holder he will no doubt receive more international media attention than the young Palestinians who are today recovering from similar …
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Blackberry Passport Release Date: Red Edition Of Enterprise-Focused Handset
Are you fond of the new flagship Blackberry Passport whose release date was a couple of months ago? Since its announcement, the device has already been made available in a variety of color options, including black, white and in some countries, gold.
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Lines at US Customs Still Long, but Moving Faster

Lines at US Customs Still Long, but Moving Faster
CBP also set up a pilot program where airports and other points with Customs offices can apply to pay the agency for officers' overtime, boosting staffing at peak periods. And CBP began letting airports and airlines pay to install the new Automated …
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Blowfly's Tour Diary: Fighting Keylor Navas in Costa Rica and Saving Blowfly's
After I demanded to see the guidelines (not from a government agency, but from the airline) that she was referring to, I pointed out that the criteria she flagged, torn pages, did not occur in Clarence's passport. She continues to rage like Nurse …
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The Charming Man
There's an elegant, blue-bound book that has been in my family for 90 years, though I'm still not sure how many of us have actually read it. Luckily, not having read Adventures in Turkey and Russia has never stopped my family from talking about it as …
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Make sure everything's in order before heading south
While the majority of travellers booking vacations at this time of year tend to focus on popular sun destinations, it is also the time when those who have booked South American adventures are searching for answers relating to passports, visas and …
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US charges two citizens with supporting ISIS
Yusuf in Minneapolis sought an expedited U.S. passport for his trip to Turkey, but could not give an itinerary or explain the source of his funds for his trip, as he was unemployed, authorities said. Yusuf's parents – who authorities said didn't know …
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Germany profits from immigration
The sentence that bothers him reads: "The 6.6 million people without German passports contributed 22 billion euros to the German social system in 2012." It's not a bad statement for someone who has been fighting for greater integration and acceptance …
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Chris Ford: New anti-terrorism laws are un-necessary

Chris Ford: New anti-terrorism laws are un-necessary
This legislation will grant our intelligence agencies and police greater surveillance powers than previously and permit the cancellation of alleged foreign fighters passports for up to three years – an increase from 12 months under current legislation …
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Election Day: What you need to know
Take your ID: Indiana voters must provide a valid driver's license, state-issued ID card, military ID or U.S. passport in order to vote. License branches will be open for extended hours 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday to issue ID cards and drivers' licenses that …
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US agency rolls out mobile app for passport info, customs form
A new mobile app may speed your way through passport control lines when you return from your next international trip. U.S. Customs and Border Protection rolled out an app Wednesday that allows travelers to file passport information and declared items …
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Christmas market wonders and woes: readers' views

Christmas market wonders and woes: readers' views
Telegraph Travel readers have the chance to win a pair of return flights from London Luton to Sofia on Wizz Air, a low-cost airline offering nine flights a week on the route, with one-way fares from £39.99 (one way, including all taxes, non-optional …
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New 10-Year China Visas Not Easier to Get, Just Longer
The cost for the visas will remain the same. "Qualified U.S. students may receive student residency permits valid for up to five years depending on the length of their educational program. There will be no changes to visa processing for non-US passport …
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Xiaomi's Mi Pad Tablet Successor With 9.2-Inch Display, LTE Support To Retail
Moving on to the pricing details, the Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet will reportedly cost CNY 599 that roughly translates to US$ 97, AU$ 113 and 78 euro. However … BlackBerry Passport In Red And White Priced At $ 699 And $ 599 Respectively [Pre-Order Now] – [Read].
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Video Review:BlackBerry Passport
Side-loading still works if you are happy downloading the APK (Android app installer file) file directly. I actually downloaded apps for my Nexus 7, then used a file manager app to copy the APK files onto my NAS drive, which the BlackBerry Passport …
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Why not stepfather's name on 19-year-old girl's passport, asks Bombay high court
A division bench of Justice V M Kanade and Justice Anuja Prabhudessai heard a petition by 19-year-old law student, Disha Mhaiskar (name changed), urging for direction to the assistant regional passport officer (policy) to process her April 2013 …
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Court grants application for release of Emenalo's passport
Justice Adebukola Banjoko, who had earlier refused the application for stay of proceedings brought before her by counsel to the accused persons, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), ordered that Emenalo should return his travel document to the court registrar on …
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Things to know about immigration in Missouri

Things to know about immigration in Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY — President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to U.S. immigration policies got a swift reaction from lawmakers and activists in Missouri, where the changes could apply to roughly 20,000 immigrants who are currently living illegally in the …
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Strict voter ID law could lead to bigger election problems in Texas
This year's election is the first federal vote since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which would have required Texas to obtain federal permission to change its voting laws. … One incident detailed was …
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Conservative Media Think This Administrative Tweak To The Definition Of
Conservative media are accusing the Obama administration of attempting to "sell U.S. citizenship" to foreign children following the announcement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that it will expand the definition of "mother" and …
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After Jan 21, 'no fingerprint, no iqama' in Saudi
The Kingdom's passport department said it will not issue new or renew residence permits unless foreign workers and dependents over 15 have registered their fingerprints, Arab News reported. “We have carried out this assignment systematically and …
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A Question of Loyalty
… 100 percent allegiance to the United States?” “If needed, would you renounce your citizenship with Ireland?” “Do you carry an Irish passport? What's the number?” “Do you travel on this passport?” “Do you plan on renewing this passport?” and “Do you …
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Latest Us Passport Requirements News

State Travel Requirements
Many neighboring states have formed reciprocal livestock health arrangements so people who travel frequently with their horses between the states can obtain an “equine passport” or equine interstate event permit (EIEP). Horse owners in the mid-Atlantic …
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I've had passport thrown in my face
When airlines overbook flights, it is the ground handler's staff who have to break such bad news to travellers. "Oh yes, it happens quite often," says Sats' airport customer service officer (CSO) Muliana Othman, 36. Three to four out of 10 flights from …
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