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The Golden Gob – A Prize for the Choicest Parliamentary Speech
I cannot wait to have a 10-year passport myself. Unfortunately, I did have to renew mine prior to this bill coming into force, so I will have to put up with a 5-year [passport] … But one day I will have a 10-year passport in my hot little hand and I …
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What renewing my Pakistani passport revealed to me about myself and my country
My passport was of the older variety, not readable by machines. Border agents had to pore over the trilingual document, with its Arabic, English and Urdu, to hunt for data such as my birth date and the expiry date. Eagerly, I would point them to the …

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There Are Possibly 36000 Birth Tourists Annually
Those engaging in birth tourism typically stay with friends, family, or in some other residential setting arranged by those "selling" birth tourism services immediately before and after they have their babies. In 2012, 7,955 women gave an overseas …
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Miami International Airport adds 44 self-service passport control kiosks
The kiosks use biometric technology to match passengers' passports with face and fingerprint data. Officials said the machines have reduced the wait for U.S. citizens by as much as 40 percent. The company SITA provided the kiosks. SITA executive Paul …
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Junaid Thorne travels around the country, holding forums. Source: News Corp
His passport was suspended a fortnight back. “I wanted to go to Lebanon with my mother to see my grandfather who's dying and they suspended my passport for no reason,” he says. “(He) will probably die and I won't get to see him. This is how they treat …
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Diffenderfer's trip to Cuba highlights a country frozen in time

Diffenderfer's trip to Cuba highlights a country frozen in time
Since the U.S. had no diplomatic relations with Cuba, Diffenderfer obtained her visa though an “approved” Cuban travel agency. Visas require six to 18 weeks to obtain. On the day of departure, she arrived at the Miami airport at 7:15 a.m. but waited …
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Passport Seva Kendra to open at Puducherry in two months
The Regional Passport Office in Chennai has issued over 3.90 lakh passports in 2014, achieving the target of 3,83,700 passports set by the Ministry, he said. The appointments given to customers every day at three PSKs in Chennai has been increased from …
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Lindsay Lohan in race to finish community service
The 28-year old star, who is on probation for a reckless driving offence in 2012, is planning to go to the Community Service Volunteers centre in London today, Monday, January 26, 2015 and tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in a bid to complete the 30 …
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Passenger removed from flight due to suspect passport
The 33-year-old passenger was ordered off by Italian border agents at the city's Fiumicino airport after he was found to be travelling on a suspect passport. Bags on the flight were subsequently re-checked on Sunday lunchtime before the aircraft …
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Passport Database Outage: 'We Regret The Inconvenience'

Passport Database Outage: 'We Regret The Inconvenience'
Another person caught by surprise was Matt Kingham, director of sales for InformationWeek Financial Services, who had expected a routine renewal of his visa would allow him to return to the US after a trip home to the UK. As an employee of our parent …
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Monmouth passport offices honored as top in country
Monmouth County Connections “is an A-plus facility on all accounts,” said Brenda Sprague, chief of the U.S. State Department's Passport Office. Sprague visited Monmouth … About 60 percent of those are at U.S. Postal Service offices. Monmouth …
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Detroit Small Business Passport is back for the holidays
Said Janet Jones, owner of Source Booksellers, who is participating in the passport program again this year: "The passport lets us tell other people about other businesses. We get customers that we wouldn't necessarily have because they are using their …
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Apply for Your US Passport Before the Busy Winter Travel Season
If you are traveling in more than 3 weeks, you may apply at a passport acceptance facility such as a clerk of court, library, or post office and request either routine service (averaging a 4-5 week turnaround) or expedited service (2-3 weeks …
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5 Hotspot Travel Destinations You Will Love to Be in 2015

Vacations are knocking at the door and we have started to pack our bags to move towards a possible holiday destination. After a day of hard work, to break away from the myths of life temporarily we desperately need a break and winter vacations are the ideal ice-breaker.

So if you have decided to split from your office desk for the time being, yet gasp which vacation spot can help you relax the senses, then have a look at these hotspot destinations –

Beaches – Hawaiian Islands

The dream destination for the families and the resorts of Hawaii offer ultimate relaxation and comfort. It is time to enjoy that sunshine on your face, powder-white sand between your toes, warm water all around and not a sight of the cloud. Discover the unique beach vacation with snorkeling, deep-sea diving, surfing, sailing, and kayaking if you love to embrace the sea. However, if you are a land lover rest in a lounge in the beachside cabana, with a cocktail to sip and a gentle body massage.

City – New Zealand

New Zealand is the buzzword in the travel industry and people have started it to consider as the dream destination this vacation. It is a region geographically isolated with relatively untouched wilderness. For the movie buffs, the place is going to restore great attraction as movies like Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit contributed a lot to make the destination a popular pick.

Forest – South African Safari

If you want to experience something adventurous, then take a safari ride this year. And the place for a safari is no doubt South Africa. The place welcomes visitors from all over the world to their unique country to watch best wildlife safaris on offer. However, rest assured you would have a strong chance of seeing the Big Five (Elephant, Rhinoceros, Cape Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard).

Desert – Atacama Desert

This place will leave you in awe. This year, in the beginning it has snowed a lot at this place. Yes, a desert that receives snowfall. This is the world’s driest desert and the abode of thousand of cactus variety salt flats, geysers etc.

Historical – Guatemala

A colorful colonial era township with thrilling landscapes and mysterious ruins welcomes you to Guatemala in this vacation. Take a climb up the Pacaya Volcano, or head onto the mountains and villages where you can find locals wearing traditional garb. If you are an amateur archaeologist take a quick flight towards the north to visit the Mayan city of Tikal. You will find one of the most enchanting markets of Central America and watch vendors from surrounding villages transform the sleepy square into a bustling bazaar.

It is hard to decide where to go for a peaceful vacation. Moreover, you have so many hassles to take, renewing your passport to preparing your visa. However, with Passport Office you no longer need to worry about passport and visas. We make everything simple and at fingertips to let you travel peacefully to a foreign destination and restores your safety.

US citizens need a passport to enter country

US citizens need a passport to enter country
Generally, if you come in and apply for your new passport in the next few weeks you should receive it in time for holiday travel. Passport appointments are made at the US Embassy's website at, under the "US Citizen Services" …
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Europe declares war on Silicon Valley
A deal was on the table earlier this year that would have forced Google to make some changes to the way it presents search results to give rival services in related markets, such as shopping comparison, more prominence. … This is the “Safe Harbor …

Jamaica in this age of unified information
Despite being competing entities, they see the inherent value in joining up for greater appeal, usage and consistency of information, just as Apple joins up all its services under a single apple user ID. Maybe that's why Apple is now worth over US$ 650 …
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How to Apply :-Tourist Visa For Canada

The visit to Canada should be carefully planned as the citizens of certain countries must provide more than the entry in the passport. Some countries, such as the United States, Denmark and Spain, at the following additional requirements, but if your country is one that makes you want to plan well in advance of your trip to Canada.

There is quite a long list of the countries of Canada is an additional entrance requirements. The best site is the complete list of Canada and Immigration Canada website. This is an excellent source of updated information on which citizens must meet the requirements for visiting Canada.

If you find that your country is included, to start as soon as possible to gather as much information as you can. Each country’s visa processing office has slightly different requirements, in addition to what is described in this article, which is meant as an overview of the visa.

Depending on the nature of your position, you must fill out the form correctly in Canada. When forms are numbers, the IMM 5256, IMM 5257 and IMM 5259, which are all visa applications, but the difference depends on when you enter the tour, business or work. Be sure to choose the right application for your visit.

All applicants must have a valid passport from your target country. Besides, two passport photos must be included with your form. Supporting documentation is also important as you need to show how long your trip is one that you visit to see family and friends and maybe work out. It can be letters, from friends, asking you to visit if your plane tickets. If you need to work in Canada, your employer provides health check for your future.

There may be additional requirements depending on their country of origin. Some states require a personal interview with the visa section, and may also request that you provide a medical examination to prove their good health. Be prepared to meet these requests, and plan a way to postpone his trip.

Application tourist visa costs depend on whether you only need one input document or, if you intend to return to Canada several times. Fees run from $ 75.00 to $ 150.00 per person, respectively. Each person in your travel group, individual groups have to pay taxes are not.

This outline should be helpful in planning a visit to Canada and get the tourist visa, but be sure to research specific to your country. The Internet has many resources such as Canada and Immigration Canada site, which is considered to be current.

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Filing: Barnett faked daughter's birth certificate to flee country

Filing: Barnett faked daughter's birth certificate to flee country
The U.S. Attorney's Office filing also shows Barnett had help from a friend getting the fake identity, including using the friend's car to register as a Texas driver. According to the documents, that license was used to apply for a passport along with …
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Things To Do 11/6-11/12
Silver City Brown Bag program: New Mexican Colcha Stitch Embroidery — from India to Iberia and to New Mexico — with Monique Durham will take place from noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway St., in Silver City …
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Voters Guide – 2014 General Election
If an emergency arises (unexpected illness or business trip) after the Tuesday application deadline, call your county Board of Elections for information on emergency absentee voting. Proof of emergency may be required. … Approved forms of photo …
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Amid terror fears, US tightens screening for visitors from Europe and Asia
WASHINGTON – Concerned about foreign fighters from Syria and Iraq, Washington imposed tighter security screening on Monday for travelers from countries, mostly in Europe and Asia, whose citizens do not need a visa to get into the United States.
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