Kumbh: RTO initiates process of issuing permits to applicants in waiting list

Kumbh: RTO initiates process of issuing permits to applicants in waiting list
NASHIK: With the Kumbh Mela around the corner, autorickshaw drivers, who were in the waiting list for getting permits from the Nashik Regional Transport Office (RTO), now have a chance to apply for it and get their business moving. Ahead of the mega …
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Authenticode Signing
… non-business user to be able to send scanned copies of a photo driving license and/or passport, and a recent utility bill. Also, expect to hear from the certificate authority directly via your phone number, which will be a mandatory field on the …
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How to Find a Lost Passport

Nothing gives you a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach like a lost passport. Before you panic, try using the following strategies to see if you can locate this important document:

 

Step 1: Remain Calm

 

There’s no sense in getting all worked up over a lost passport. Seriously, the more flustered you get, the less likely you are to be able to find it again. So, before you start looking, take a deep breath and calm down.

 

Step 2: Think Back

 

Now that you’re calm, think back to the last time you had your passport. Was it the last time you traveled overseas, or did you use it as ID to apply for a job or a new driver’s license? Once you remember where you had it last, consider where you might have put it.

 

Think carefully through this step. For example, if you remember putting it back in the drawer where it was supposed to be but it’s not there now, ask yourself if you’ve rummaged through or reorganized the drawer since then.

 

Also, ask your family or anyone else who might have seen your passport to join you in this exercise.

 

Step 3: Make a List, Check it Twice

 

Now, make a list of all the possible places that you could have put your lost passport. Then, check each place thoroughly and methodically. Also, check the entire 18-inch area around the places where you think your passport might be. It might have gotten knocked underneath or between other objects. f you still haven’t found your passport, go through the whole process again.

 

Step 4: Replacing your Lost Passport

 

Don’t be afraid to repeat the process above more than once, but at some point you have to be willing to give up and move on. To replace a lost passport, you’ll need to apply in person at a post office or other passport acceptance facility. Regular passport processing takes 6 weeks or longer, while the government’s expedited processing takes 3 weeks. If you need faster service to replace your lost passport, you can apply at a Regional Passport Agency Office or use a private passport expediting company.

 

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

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Britain tops list of world's most powerful passports

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South American passport holders were shown to have moderate access, with Argentina and Brazil having the strongest visa-free entry privileges, being able to access 147 and 146 countries respectively. … Up until now, Britons wishing to visit …
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International students seeking a visa to study in the US must prove they can
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Should Applying for a US Passport Renewal Be on Your Fall To-Do List?

It’s finally fall. Summer’s over, kids are back in school, and it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. Should getting a US passport renewal be on your to-do list this fall? Possibly-check the expiration date, and keep in mind that the US Department of State recommends applying for a US passport renewal 9 months before your current passport expires.

 

Why is fall a good time to renew your passport? Here are four fall/winter activities that require a valid passport:

 

Traveling Europe in the Off-season

 

All of Europe is on holiday in the summer, it seems-which makes the fall a particularly nice time to visit. Say “Ciao!” to long lines, crowds and stifling heat, and enjoy a quieter, more relaxed European vacation.

 

Skiing in Canada

With world-class ski facilities like Whistler in British Columbia, Canada is an excellent place to hit the powder this fall and winter. Ski season in Canada generally begins in November and ends in April, so if you’re planning to go this year, now is an excellent time to apply for that US passport renewal. Under the WHTI, passports are required for US citizens flying into/out of Canada. When driving into/out of Canada, you need a passport, a passport card, an enhanced driver’s license, or another form of WHTI-compliant ID like a NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST card.

 

Chasing Summer

 

If you can’t bear to let go of that summer sunshine just yet, why not follow it? After all, September may mark the beginning of fall in the US, but great beach weather can still be found in the Caribbean, South America, or even further afield, in Thailand or Australia.

 

Spend the Holidays Overseas

 

Are you dreading the upcoming hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Sometimes, the best way to appreciate the holidays is to experience them somewhere else. Whether you just want to see the way another culture celebrates the holidays or you’d prefer to go all Ebenezer Scrooge and avoid them entirely, apply for a US passport renewal now and you’ll be all set!

 

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

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