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Italian Justice Ministry investigating Knox judge
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below. The judge who … He ordered Sollecito's passport to be revoked. In the comments published on Saturday, Nencini told the Corriere della Sera and il …
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Aussie Fijians to register for vote
Update: 1:07PM FIJIANS living in Australia will now be able to vote in the September election. This after the Fijian … Every Fijian over the age of 18 is being encouraged to come forward and is required to produce a valid Fijian passport. The …
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Shape of the future
Still, Moore hopes to one day score his first Australian stamp in his passport so he can check out the finished work for himself. "I have heard … He says his seating, which resembles giant gemstones, was inspired by WA's gold rush history. "I …
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Iranian women fight efforts to restrict travel abroad
Married Iranian women, even if they hold a valid passport, require their husband's permission to depart the country, regardless of age. For obtaining or renewing a passport, a notarized permit from the spouse is required. Husbands can easily refrain …
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Tattooed man called 'King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite
Matthew Whelan no longer goes by his birth name after he decided to change it to 'King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite', and it's cost him the chance to travel to another country. The Passport Office refused to renew his existing passport …
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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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US, Russia Split Over Including Iran in Syria Peace Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met in Paris Monday with the international mediator for Syria ahead of planned …
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Four people have died after a US air force helicopter crashed on Tuesday in a marshland area of Norfolk. Chief Superintendent Bob Scully says debris from the…
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Hold your breath for 3D hockey

Hold your breath for 3D hockey
Let's not be quick to judge, we've built a rugby team on that. The Swiss didn't … Newspaper Blick, shocked by this rare incursion on to its soil, moved to a beige alert, sat up slightly and pointed out that Stan's great-grandfather, via whom he …
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How do I transfer and exchange my currency safely?
Running a quick web search for customer reviews and scam warnings should uncover any obviously shady dealings. … Depending on the transaction size and type, you may be required to show identification, such as a driver's license or passport. Work with …
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All That Glitters: Wings, Cleopatra, And Rock Candy
Holly Shannon arrived at Marty's Cafe, a quaint coffee shop in her hometown of Washington, decorated in two necklaces from her 21st Century Cleopatra jewelry line–a gold plated scarab and a beaded strand she had wrapped twice around her neck.
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Passport Renewal for Families

Is it time for your family to renew their passports? Keeping in mind the State Department’s requirements for different age groups will make the process go more smoothly for each member of the family.

 

Passport Renewal for Adults

 

Adults are eligible to renew their passports by mail as long as all of the following conditions are met:

 

The current passport was issued when the adult was 16 years or old or older

The current passport was issued less than 15 years ago

The current passport has not been lost, stolen or damaged.

Legal proof can be provided for any name changes since the last passport was issued.

 

To renew by mail, send in your old passport, one photo and a completed renewal application form, along with the appropriate fees.

 

Passport Renewal for Children Younger Than 16

 

Children younger than 16 are not eligible to renew by mail, and must appear in person at a designated passport acceptance facility (like a post office). To get your child’s passport renewed, both parents need to appear in person with proof of identity, proof of their relationship to the child and proof of the child’s US citizenship. For most families, a birth certificate can be used for proof of relationship and proof of citizenship. However, other options for proof of relationship include an adoption decree or court order establishing guardianship. For proof of citizenship, children adopted from a foreign country will need a certificate of citizenship.

 

If both parents cannot appear in person, the parent who takes the child in will need a notarized consent form from the child’s other parent.

If the other parent is not in the picture, proof that the parent has sole custody or guardianship must be provided.

 

In addition, you’ll need to provide one passport photo of your child, complete an application form on his or her behalf and pay the appropriate fees.

 

Passport Renewal For Children 16 and 17

 

Children age 16 and 17 must also appear in person to apply for a passport renewal, provide proof of citizenship and proof of parental consent. If your teen has a driver’s license or ID card, he or she can submit it as proof of identity. If not, you’ll use your own driver’s license or ID card instead.

 

One important fact to keep in mind: adult passports are good for 10 years, but child passports expire after only 5!

 

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

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