How U.S. Passport Works to Protect Your Identity

The first U.S. passports issued to a few number of people led by Benjamin Franklin on an important mission to France were single sheets of one-sided paper with a validity of 3 to 6 months. And obviously those passports were not powerful enough to protect the holder’s from being identity theft. Any forger could take advantage of the weak spots on those papers.

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Sneaky snowbirds could have financial wings clipped by new security program

Sneaky snowbirds could have financial wings clipped by new security program
National. Passengers use the Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks at Pearson airport on Dec. 4, 2013. GREATER … Snowbirds beware: The federal government will use its planned border exit-tracking system to avoid paying hundreds of millions of …
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Studying Abroad: A Passport to International Education
Launched by the U.S. government, these are aimed at international students from particular geographic locations (i.e. Latin America, the Middle East, and North Africa) on the basis of an agreement between the American government and the government of a …
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Voices: A middle ground in the immigration debate
But the 47-year-old said the fact that her only form of identification is her Uruguayan passport has made her life difficult in so many ways. She can't use a public library. She can't get past the security desk … USA TODAY. Voices: Empty words about …
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Texas Asks Full Appeals Court to Hear Voter ID Case

Texas Asks Full Appeals Court to Hear Voter ID Case
Acceptable forms include a state driver's license or ID card that is not more than 60 days expired at the time of voting, a concealed handgun license, a U.S. passport, a military ID card or a U.S citizenship certificate with a photo. The acceptable …
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Ordonio prepares son of Gilas
But since the sons were born in Makati when Ordonio was a PBA player, they're exempted from the rule of obtaining the passport of the country they plan to represent in FIBA competitions before turning 16. However, they must be cleared as dual citizens …
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In EU and US, virulent immigration debate strains solidarity
3, 2015 file photo, migrants rescued off the Libyan coast peer out a gate on the Siem Pilot Norwegian ship to get the first sight of the island of Sardinia as they sail in the Mediterranean sea towards the Italian port of Cagliari. As of September 2015 …
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Residence card swap deadline brings crowds to immigration centers

Residence card swap deadline brings crowds to immigration centers
“But before I came here I had to renew my passport, which was also getting old. So I waited too long,” he said. Subject to the ID switch are foreign … “They were accommodating us very well. They teach you everything,” she said. Numbers were high all …
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Have patience
Trinbagonians who need their passports for legal paperwork in the USA have to wait or have no legal-issued documents such as a United States licence. If you do not have a valid passport, you do not get a renewal of any legal-issued document. Is this …
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HOBOKEN BRIEFS
Those who wish to take the examination must apply online at the Civil Service Commission website (http://www.state.nj.us/csc) by Aug. 31. An orientation guide outlining the testing process, along with ways in which candidates can prepare for the exam, …
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Australia's immigration department bans email autocomplete after G20 leak

Australia's immigration department bans email autocomplete after G20 leak
On Monday the Guardian reported an employee of the department had inadvertently disclosed the passport numbers, visa details and other personal identifiers of the world leaders attending the G20 summit in Brisbane after an email was mistakenly sent to …
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Iran nuclear deal has hungry investors circling
The first time he answered his phone, Xanyar Kamangar was in the passport queue at Tehran airport, the day after Iran and world powers agreed on the framework for a nuclear deal. The second time was a couple of days later, well past midnight Tehran …
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Australia immigration dept. leaked 2014 G20 leaders' personal info

Australia immigration dept. leaked 2014 G20 leaders' personal info
The data containing personal identifiers such as passport numbers and visa details of all leaders in attendance was accidentally sent to organizers of the Asian Cup Soccer Tournament, according to a report in The Guardian. An email sent to the …
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UAE company offers Caribbean passports with property purchase
… played globally by the UAE. The approval “is a reflection of the good reputation enjoyed by the UAE and its achievements on the regional and global levels,” said Anwar Gargash, minister of state for foreign affairs, according to official news …
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Bulgarian Banker Tsvetan Vasilev's Hotel Chain Seized by Authorities
… that the Belgian holding a Russian passport Pierre Louvrier has acquired six strategic companies connected to the murky banker for merely EUR 1- BTK, NURTS and First Digital, military factories Dunarit and Avionams, and people metric agency GARB.
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How The GOP Can Beat Obama On Immigration While Sticking To Conservative

How The GOP Can Beat Obama On Immigration While Sticking To Conservative
… the passport stamp prominently reads “No recourse to public funds.” The stamp serves the dual purpose of reminding both the traveller and all who open the passport that the government will not financially support that visitor. … Of their entire …
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Indian author's 'death' raises questions about freedom
In August the tech-industry-dominated southern state of Karnataka classified all press and speech violations, along with digital piracy and other such crimes, under what is called the Goonda Act. Roughly equivalent to the United States' Racketeer …
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French terror attacks bring new scrutiny to visa waiver program in US
This is the program that enables U.S. citizens to travel to countries in Europe (as well as a few others) with just a passport in hand, instead of having to go through the somewhat onerous process of securing a visa, and it also allows nationals from …
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Passenger refused flight over missing letter on airline ticket

Passenger refused flight over missing letter on airline ticket
Her son-in-law, Aleh Kadychenka, scanned her passport at the check-in kiosk, but it kept getting rejected. “It was denied first time, refused second time and then I noticed something [was] wrong,” Kadychenka said. An Air Canada agent said the system …
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Irish Pastoral Centre – news, events and immigration happenings (Dec.22)
Should you have a travel emergency for which a U.S. passport is required, you can call the Boston Passport Agency located in the Tip O' Neill Building in Boston. Individuals are seen by appointment only and you need to call the automated appointment …
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Eddie Redmayne Steps Out With Wife Hannah Bagshawe, Talks Perks Of

Eddie Redmayne Steps Out With Wife Hannah Bagshawe, Talks Perks Of
Seen here, Eddie Redmayne and his lovely wife Hannah Bagshawe are spotted out and about in SoHo, New York on January 5th. Could this … “We came into LAX yesterday and when you are married, you can go as a couple up to passport security. Normally …
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It's wise to get copies of immigration files
We plan to apply, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement has our passports. How do we get them back? A.K., by email … mail, fax, emailing the form or filing it online. Mailing address: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Freedom of Information …
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