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No need to bring photograph when applying for passports
KUCHING: Passport applicants need no longer bring along their photographs to be attached with the application forms. The state Immigration Department is currently implementing a Facial Live Capture system at its offices statewide as part of an …
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Can the US Government Confiscate a Citizen's Passport for No Apparent
It has been more than five weeks since the government confiscated his travel documents, and Dajani is still without his passport. A State Department official told Mother Jones Dajani's "application is under review and we will be in touch with him shortly.
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ONGC Graduate Training Recruitment: Application Process

ONGC Graduate Training Recruitment: Application Process
Prior to registrations, candidates should make sure, they have a valid E-mail ID, they should have downloaded the challan form and should have duly filled the forms, and candidates should have also deposited the fee. Candidates should also have scanned …
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Facebook's Billion Deal for Oculus
Facebook is the latest Silicon Valley company to invest in wearable hardware that reimagines how people will one day interact with information and other forms of content. But the deal had some analysts questioning Facebook's …. Hortonworks Closes …
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Fresh trouble for Khobragade as daughters hold US, India passports
Khobragade's father Uttam Khobragade has said that his granddaughters had to get US passports made to be able to fly out of US. This comes even as a US … Khobragade was arrested on the charges that she lied on a visa application for her domestic help.
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Passport applicants irked by DFA-10 policy
PASSPORT applicants from different parts of Mindanao have complained of the policies in obtaining and in the renewal of passport at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)-Northern Mindanao office in Cagayan de Oro City. “We got here yesterday …
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Protesters to allow passport application at Cheang Wattana to proceed
BANGKOK, 16 March 2014 (NNT) – Protesters at Chaeng Wattana led by Buddha Isara will allow civil servants to enter the Government Complex on March 18th to resume passport application services. People looking to renew or apply for a passport will be …
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IMMIGRATION CORNER – Tell me about the renewal process, please!
The person making the application for renewal of the passport will need to download the application form from HM Passport Office, and the 'Applying for a passport if you're outside the UK' guidance notes can be used to assist him or her to fill in the …
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Get Your Passport Application Ready: September 17 is Passport Day

Have you been meaning to apply for a new passport but been stymied by your local passport office’s inconvenient operating hours? Get your birth certificate and your black ink pen ready: next month, passport agencies and post offices across the country will be celebrating Passport Day in the USA by accepting passport applications on September 17, 2011.

 

Right now, you’re probably asking yourself “So what? Isn’t that what passport offices are supposed to do? What’s the big deal?” Go check your calendar, though, and you’ll see that September 17th is a Saturday. All passport agency offices, which are operated by the Department of State, are generally closed on Saturday, while most post offices have limited Saturday hours and may not be available to accept passport applications.

 

During Passport Day in the USA, it’s much easier for people who work during normal business hours to turn in their passport applications. It’s also an excellent opportunity for parents of children under the age of 16, since both parents need to be at the passport office to give permission for the child to be issued a passport.

 

All twenty-four regional passport agency offices will be open on September 17th to participate. These offices are usually reserved for emergency passport applications only, for US citizens who need a passport for travel within the next two weeks. They are also usually appointment-only. However, for Passport Day, these requirements will be waived. Anyone can apply, whether they have upcoming travel plans or not, and no appointment will be needed. However, the standard processing times of six weeks for regular processing and three weeks for expedited processing will apply to all applications submitted on Passport Day.

If you need an emergency passport, you must make an appointment and apply during the week.

 

In addition, many local passport acceptance facilities, like post offices, libraries and court clerks, will offer extended hours for the holiday as well. To find the nearest participating location where you can submit your passport application, check the Department of State’s website. Also, be sure to research the process of applying for a passport thoroughly beforehand so that you know what documents you need to have, how much money you’ll need and what payment methods are acceptable. Call the National Passport Center at 1-877-487-2778 for clarification if you have any questions. The passport office can’t help you if you don’t have the right documentation!

 

 

Alison Kroulek is a freelance writer and blogger with a focus on the travel industry. 

Nepalese embassy to speed up passport application process

Nepalese embassy to speed up passport application process
Harihar Kant Poudel, second secretary at the Nepal embassy, said new passports are currently issued four months after the submission of an application. “This is due to various reasons. The details of each applicant are manually entered and the same is …
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Militants Kin's Passport Application Not to be Rejected: Kashmir's Omar
JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said nobody's passport application should be rejected on the grounds of a relative's involvement in militancy. Abdullah's comment came on Twitter after Sheikh Ruhail Afzal, resident of …
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Bangkok Shutdown Leads to Waiting Game at Passport Office
All she needs now is a passport. But the 30-year-old civil servant will have to wait while the Foreign Ministry clears a backlog of 30,000 applications before getting to hers. Ms. Sawitra spent over an hour traveling to Bangkok from the popular seaside …
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Govt increases passport application collection canters

Govt increases passport application collection canters
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: People applying for a passport can now take a sigh of relief as they no longer would have to wait in queue for up to 15 hours to submit their application. The government has, from Monday, brought into operation six application …
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Passport shortage creates huge backlog, MEA in a tizzy
In Mumbai, officials from the special branch and city police who verify details of passport applicants said they haven't received a single application since January 17. “The situation is the same today. Several people are questioning us about the delay …
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More About The Passport Application Process

You should have a passport. It not only help you when you travel outside the US but make your life easier also. To get a passport, you first have to fill out a passport application. There are two options, one for those applying for the first time and one for those just renewing.

 

Hard copy applications can be obtained at your local library and most post offices. Some post offices also have set hours when they process applications including taking the required two pictures for placement in your passport. To find out if a post office near you offers these services, call ahead or research the internet. All you need to do is type in your zip code and a list of available locations and service options will appear on your screen.

 

If you don’t want to leave your home or office, you can download an application to your computer, print it and fill it out. It is as easy as searching for United States Passport on your internet search engine. Government sponsored sites will be listed as well as commercial websites. If you are on a government site, downloading an application and instructions will be free. There are other sites that will offer you extra guidance to fill out the application and submit it, however, they will charge you a fee to download their instructions and application.

 

First-time applicants and those who are under age 16 need to submit applications in person. Review the instructions for a list of items you will need to bring with you including two photos, picture identification and an original birth certificate. Do you have a passport that is soon to expire, or already expired? You may be able to renew by mail. As long as you have the expiring or old passport to send in with your application, your name has not changed and it has not been longer than 15 years since it was issued, you can save a trip and won’t have to wait in line.

 

There are several levels of processing depending on when you will be traveling. If you don’t have to travel out of the country for a month or more, you can pay the standard fee and follow the routine process. It generally takes between four to six weeks to receive your passport and possibly longer during summer when more people travel. If a trip abroad came up unexpectedly and it is less than four weeks away, apply under the expedited process. This will require an additional fee for overnight delivery with tracking capability. Your passport will be sent to you within two or three weeks and arrive at your home or office via overnight delivery. If a family or work emergency requires you to travel even sooner, you must set up an appointment at a passport agency. These are located in most major cities.

 

All applications, routine or expedited, first-time or renewal, require a fee. Once issued, your passport is valid for 10 years if you are over 16 and five years if younger. Traveling has become more and more complicated today and having a passport will make things much easier. Even crossing the border to Canada or Mexico, flying to Bermuda or the Caribbean, you need a passport.

 

When you have to travel quickly, expediting or fast-tracking your application will cost more. It is best not to wait till the last minute to apply. If your company requires you to go on a trip or conducts regular business outside the U. S., there may be an administrative person dedicated to getting your application processed. If a federal employee, your agency will likely have someone on staff to assist you. You may also notice that your passport cover may be a different color than the those of regular citizens. If you have to handle the process by yourself, ask for fee and picture cost reimbursement for approved work travel.

 

An additional plus to being able to travel outside the country whenever you want is that your US passport often makes it easier when you are applying for jobs, or need to show identification to verify your citizenship. Since you need to produce a birth certificate and other forms of identification to obtain a passport, having this form of identification in your pocket is sometimes all you need. After all is said and done, for reasonable cost and a small amount of time, applying for a passport is a great idea.

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Gowalla goes west; investors incensed
But although Gowalla garnered the early plaudits, in the end Foursquare clobbered Gowalla, and so the Austin-based outfit repositioned itself as more of a travel application. Indeed, reading … “The Gowalla Passport has become a record of all the …
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USA: India diplomat 'made nanny work 7 day week'
AN INDIAN diplomat accused of visa fraud and lying about underpaying her maid coached the nanny to mislead United States officials, confiscated her passport and made her work 100-hour, seven-day weeks, according to a US grand jury indictment. Devyani …
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No sick leave, per hour for maid in US-India row: court papers
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An Indian diplomat accused of visa fraud and lying about underpaying her maid coached the nanny to mislead U.S. officials, confiscated her passport and made her work 100-hour, seven-day weeks, according to a U.S. grand jury …
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