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This is the new home of the passport agency on 19th street nw. Nice eagle seals on the columns, eh?
Social Security: How to change your citizenship on Social Security records
These include your U.S. passport, a Certificate of Naturalization, or a Certificate of Citizenship. If you are not a U.S. citizen, Social … Take (or mail) your completed application and documents to your local Social Security office. All documents … Read more on Chattanooga Times Free Press
FP Passport: The North Korean basketball game Vice doesn't want you to see
… the U.S.-based tour group that helped arrange Rodman's visit. Uri Tours says the footage is from North Korea's news agency KCNA — obtained, according to Chief Operations Officer John Dantzler-Wolfe, through the tour group's connections with the … Read more on Foreign Policy (blog)
Web Exclusive: Julian Assange on Fighting the International Crackdown on …
They also said publicly they would cancel my passport as an Australian citizen, as I was traveling in Europe and trying to be careful about U.S. intelligence agencies surveilling me. And eventually, they said, "We decided not to cancel Mr. Assange's … Read more on Democracy Now (blog)
FP Passport: Even soccer can't escape the never-ending Persian/Arabian Gulf spat
On Tuesday, Iran's Fars News Agency reported that Iran's Football Federation will file a complaint against the United Arab Emirates "for using a fake name for Persian Gulf in the title of its soccer league." The "fake name" Fars is referring to: the … Read more on Foreign Policy (blog)
Always have a valid US passport
He will leave from New York this weekend and arrive in Kingston the same day. Yesterday, I noticed that his United States passport expires in two weeks but he will be in Jamaica for the whole summer. … If a US citizen is abroad and they do not have a … Read more on Jamaica Observer
Russia Expels American on Spy Allegations
MOSCOW—Russian authorities expelled an American they accused of being a Central Intelligence Agency officer operating under diplomatic cover on Tuesday, posing a new potential setback to recent U.S. efforts to rebuild frayed ties with Moscow. …. an … Read more on Wall Street Journal
Timeline: Where were FBI's vast spy powers after Boston warnings?
November 2009 – The New York Review of Books reports that the NSA is constructing a data storage and mining center in the Utah desert which will store "yottabytes" of data on surveillance subjects. The articles reports: "Once vacuumed up and stored in … Read more on DigitalJournal.com
Renewing passport at a regional passport agency is necessary when you have plans to travel internationally in fourteen days or less. In this case, expediting your renewal by mail would not be possible since the process takes at least 2-3 weeks to complete. You can renew your passport on the same day at a regional agency by following the instructions below.
The first step is to call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 to schedule an appointment. You should visit the agency that attends applicants from the state in which you reside. It can be difficult to get through during peak travel periods or when new passport requirements are implemented and the demand increases. Be persistent and you will get through.
You should arrive no more than fifteen minutes prior to your appointment. You may not be allowed to enter if you arrive earlier. Arriving late is a problem too. You could have your appointment cancelled if you arrive more than 15 minutes late.
When you enter the building, you will go through a security check. From there, you will be directed to the proper room. At the information desk, your appointment will be verified and you will receive a numbered ticket with the approximate wait time.
When your number is called, you need to go to the proper window and present your application and documents. Besides a completed passport application, you should present evidence of citizenship, proof of identity and two passport photos. You should also take your Social Security card with you.
There are three fees when renewing passports the same day at a regional passport agency. The passport fee is $ 75. The execution fee is $ 35. And the expedited services fee is $ 60. If the application is completed correctly and your documents are acceptable, you should get your passport renewed the same day.
Passport service moving out of Foreign Affairs department – Montreal Gazette
OTTAWA — The federal government is shifting responsibility for passport services to Citizenship and Immigration Canada in July – a move that's raising more questions than it answers. This week the government said it considers this a “sensible move, in … Read more on Montreal Gazette
ASU Passport Office gets perfect review score
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State University's Passport Office received a perfect review score following a recent visit by representatives of the Houston Passport Agency's Acceptance Facility Oversight Program. Opened in February 2009, the ASU … Read more on San Angelo Standard Times
Passport Canada could cut 25% of staff as it rolls out new documents
The plans and priorities report issued recently indicates Passport Canada expects to spend $ 355.7 million in 2013-14, but will only collect $ 285.3 million from fees, leaving the agency short $ 70.4 million. The same report anticipated spending $ 315.6 … Read more on CTV News
This Day, May 4, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin
1890: It was reported today that Russia is preparing to adopt more stringent passport regulations, requiring that the documents of all those entering the country must show their religion. Anyone who does not show a religion will be registered as a Jew … Read more on Cleveland Jewish News (blog)
Italy race problems seen with black gov't minister
The issue has vexed Italy for years and previous center-left governments have failed to change the law even though most Italians — 72 percent according to a 2012 Istat-aided study — favor it. It's not just a matter of a passport but has real impact … Read more on Chicago Sun-Times
The Hot New Immigration Destinations for China's Wealthy
Range is selling individual $ 400,000 shares and is quick to highlight the investment's most attractive return: A passport with visa-free access to most of Europe and other former British colonies at no extra cost. Associated Press: An aerial view of St … Read more on Wall Street Journal (blog)
Stranded teen has no nationality
"I received a letter from the passport office saying he wasn't British and I have to go through the proper procedures. "I read the paperwork and … Ms Warzyk was born in Chicago and came to live in Inverclyde when she was aged seven. She had Andrew … Read more on Greenock Telegraph
Two letters cost 0 — are you serious?
Agnes Lednum's husband's ticket is missing two little letters — "Jr" — and in order to fix it her online travel agency wants $ 300. Is that her only option? … Delta told me that the name on the ticket should match the one on the passport. Delta said … Read more on Chicago Tribune