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Suspended Nauru MP has passport seized
And I told them that I was aware of that, I have been travelling on that same passport, and I had never had an issue with other jurisdictions. But on the following day I did lodge an application for passport renewal. That application was rejected by …
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Passport applicants get some relief
There is some relaxation in the procedure to be followed while filling up passport applications. Regional Passport Officer S. Maniswararaja said here on Tuesday that the applicants intending to change their names completely, say for instance, from …
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3 travel agents arrested for stamping fake visa on passports | Chandigarh
Police seized 13 passports and six fake visa stickers from the arrested accused. The modus operandi of the gang was to file visa application of an aspirant and to get an authorization to collect the passport. They would then stamp fake visa on the …
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Tourist Arrested for Scam; Phuket Killer Crash; Aussie Held on Samui; Krabi

Tourist Arrested for Scam; Phuket Killer Crash; Aussie Held on Samui; Krabi No Thai passports? No problem if you're Thaksin Shinawatra. The former prime minister was in Montenegro to renew his passport as it was running out of pages, his daughter Paetongtran wrote on her Instagram account, @ingshin21.
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Journalist Says He Will Be 'Morocco's First Undocumented Moroccan'
Ali Lmrabet, who has dual French and Moroccan nationality, is being denied the residence certificate he needs to get a new national ID card and to renew his passport, which expires on 24 June. Without these documents, he cannot move ahead with his …

Man arrested at Sands faces federal charge for false passport

Man arrested at Sands faces federal charge for false passport
In an interview with Special Agent Colin Espanet of the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service, Connally admitted he bought the card because he is on parole in New York and not permitted to leave the state. He said he believed the …
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Obama's Passport Data Leaked in Australian Email Blunder
According to the document, the assistant director of the visa services support section of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship intended to send the information about the 31 leaders to another official “to assist in the department's overall …
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BlackBerry Passport Tips & Tricks: BB10.3 Features & How To Use Them
And while you're at it you can see what else BlackBerry has in store for us in 2015 with the BlackBerry Leap and an as-yet-unnamed slider device. BB10.3 has A LOT of new features and because it's not a widely used platform (at least, not yet …
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Squirrel Hill man out on bond arrested for trying to obtain passport

Squirrel Hill man out on bond arrested for trying to obtain passport
A Squirrel Hill man out on bail while awaiting sentencing for charges connected to a mortgage fraud scheme landed back in jail because he obtained a Florida driver's license and used it to apply for a passport, according to federal court documents.
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Police verification for passport to go hi-tech across India
Hyderabad — Following the success of the hi-tech police verification of passport applications launched by the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate in Hyderabad, External Affairs Ministry officials, who watched a demo of the new and fast system, have …
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Norway toughens residence rules
Even after permanent residence is finally granted in Norway, holders of non-EU passports also must continue to renew their legal presence in the so-called Schengen area of the EU every two years, and carry a valid residence card. Nor does “permanent …
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Harrington Park lawyer arrested, accused in $1 million theft scheme

Harrington Park lawyer arrested, accused in million theft scheme
He said his office anticipates filing additional charges. The judge told Capazzi that should he post bail he will be subject to GPS monitoring and must surrender his U.S. passport and have no contact with the victims. She said a hearing will be held on …

William and Kate Fear Prince George Is Being Stalked by Paparazzi,
Jeffrey Heinzen, for example, is the director of the Office for Marriage and Family Life in La Crosse, Wisconsin; his wife Alice is the natural-family-planning coordinator for the diocese there. Steve and …. While the State Department didn't decline …
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Hondurans arrested on charges of obtaining false US documents that belonged

Hondurans arrested on charges of obtaining false US documents that belonged
State Department officials at the time said that about 40 percent of U.S. passport fraud cases were linked to the illegal sale of Puerto Rican birth certificates to foreign nationals. The Miami criminal complaints do not say whether the fraud … In …

Public-private partnerships: lessons from the Indian passport office
One of the government's first projects under the national scheme was a programme to make it far easier for people to apply for passports. The Passport Seva scheme has achieved flagship status through its sheer scale and a high level of media attention.
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Will I need a passport to enter and leave an independent Scotland?
From day one of independence, it says, eligible citizens would be able to apply for a Scottish passport, though it would not be mandatory to hold one, and UK passports would remain valid until expiry. The definition of eligible citizens is fairly broad:.
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WATCH: Trans Refugee Finally Finds Safety in New Zealand

WATCH: Trans Refugee Finally Finds Safety in New Zealand
When Rubashkyn traveled to Hong Kong to update her passport at the nearest Colombian consulate, she says she was detained by immigration officials because her female gender expression did not match the "male" gender marker on her identifying …

SWASAL will not do live commemtary of the Ivory Coast- Sierra Leone 2015
This is because the Government of Ivory Coast on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 informed Airlines doing business in Sierra Leone that “it will not allow Sierra Leonean passport holders or foreigners residing in Sierra Leone to go to their countries …
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Man tied to deadly 2012 US meningitis outbreak arrested
Chief Magistrate Judge Jennifer Boal ordered Chin to surrender his passport, post a $ 50,000 unsecured bond and remain under house arrest until Sept. 16 when his family returns from Hong Kong. Paul Shaw, Chin's defense attorney, said the former NECC …
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State Briefs
U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer says Padilla was ordered to have no contact with minors. He also had to surrender his passport and pilot's license pending his trial. The public defender's office — which was appointed to represent Padilla — does not …
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Pinoys in Sabah told: Beware of unaccredited agencies
The fee for new passport applications and passport renewals is RM231 only, while that to replace lost passports is RM346.50 (for green and machine-readable passports) and RM577.50 (for ePassport). The embassy's tentative schedules for its consular …
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Insider trading: Two men arrested over m foreign exchange scheme
A public servant from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and a National Australia Bank (NAB) employee have been arrested for insider trading and abuse of public office, with police alleging the pair used sensitive information to gain about $ 7m …
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Exclusive: Libya oil rebel's brother arrested in UAE

Exclusive: Libya oil rebel's brother arrested in UAE
Siddiq al-Sour, a chief investigator in the state prosecutor's office, said Khalid Jathran was arrested in the United Arab Emirates when he had tried to renew his passport at the Libyan embassy. "The information we got from Interpol is that he was …
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Barack Hussein Soebarkah?
Now to Ann Soetoro's links with Subud and to a brief discussion of the Barry "Soebarkah" mystery associated with Ann Soetoro's 1968 passport renewal application. Read the following excerpt from SubudVoice in 2011 (and please note that I have italicized …
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Sudanese refugees tell of turmoil, poor living conditions in east African nation
… feel it is too dangerous to return to their homes, despite a truce between the warring factions, highlighting the danger of renewed violence as both sides trade blame for sporadic violations of a ceasefire agreement signed last week in neighboring …
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