New contracts in the offing for Datasonic?

New contracts in the offing for Datasonic?
Datasonic Group Bhd, which is the supplier of the polycarbonate datapage on which passport holders' personally identifiable information is printed, is said to be vying for the passport booklet and smart chip contracts. If it is successful, the company …
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Online iqama services drive local agents out of business
JEDDAH: The new online service of Passport Department, including renewal of residence permits and other procedures related to expatriate workers, closed the door of profitable business of muaqeb, a local agent who was playing an “essential” role to …
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New consul promises to build bridges between the US and Yucatan

New consul promises to build bridges between the US and Yucatan
Micó said that the Quintana Roo consular agencies in Playa del Carmen and Cancun receive frequent requests for these “special” services due to the large number of U.S. citizens transiting this area. Routine consulate services include U.S. passport …
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DISNEYLAND: Annual pass prices going up
Disneyland raised its prices for lower-tier annual passes Sunday by as much as $ 60, highest-tier bicoastal passes good for visits to Walt Disney World and Disneyland by $ 300, and eliminated the no-blackout, $ 779 Premium Annual Passport. … of our …
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Latest Renew My Passport News

Ready to renew that passport?
You have some choices when you're applying for a passport renewal (or an initial passport). The first is whether to apply for just a passport book, just a passport card or both. A passport book is the familiar sturdy navy blue book with gold writing on …
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New rules to get Canadian passport add hurdles
CALGARY- It might cost a little extra and take longer the next time you renew your passport. A little known … “I was sent to call statistics to Victoria where I was married in the province of BC and I had to get my old marriage certificate from them …
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Simon Calder says: ignore all those myths about renewing your passport
My parents have invited me and my two children to join them in Fuerteventura over the February half-term. The children's passports expire in April this year. I don't think I have time to do the renewal but do I need to? I have looked at various …
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Celebrate Summer with the Ali Forney Center in New York City

Celebrate Summer with the Ali Forney Center in New York City
Despite the statistics that there are over 4,000 homeless youth in New York City, of which over 1,000 are LGBT, New York State continues to reduce funding for the organizations that help this segment of the population. The nation's largest resource for …
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Ban Ki-moon Gets a Municipal ID Card
… has a passport and other identification documents that would make a municipal ID card unnecessary. But both men wanted to encourage more New Yorkers, particularly undocumented immigrants, to get the cards so they can readily access city services.
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to get New York City identification card
The head of the United Nations is getting a passport of sorts to the greatest place on Earth — New York City. Mayor de Blasio will enroll Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in the city's municipal ID card program Tuesday. Ban will also encourage other …
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Latest Passport Application News

Grey hair: I'm not hiding it anymore
My father used to tell the story of his PA typing out a passport application for him. “Hair colour?” she wisely sought his lead. “Grey,” Dad replied, hoping she would correct him. She didn't. He was going grey. He knew it. She knew it. Why deny it …
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New app makes parking payments easier in White Plains
WHITE PLAINS – You're sitting in a downtown restaurant, trying to decide if you have enough time for dessert before the parking meter runs out and you get the dreaded $ 25 ticket. Just then, your smart phone beeps like a car horn, and you're informed …
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Pinellas Clerk's North County Branch receives perfect score
“We always strive to provide excellent customer service and being recognized for our commitment to the Passport Application Acceptance Program is a remarkable achievement,” said Ken Burke, Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.
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New locations in the US of visa, passport services provider Cox & Kings Global

New locations in the US of visa, passport services provider Cox & Kings Global
WASHINGTON, DC: The Embassy of India in the US has announced the new operational locations of Cox & Kings Global Services Pvt. Ltd. (CKGS) who will provide Visa/OCI/PIO/Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Certificate application support services in …
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Need To Protect The Integrity Of Nigerian Borders
ONE of the major problem facing the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), which urgently needs to be given more attention to, is the challenge of the influx of illegal immigrants into the country. Many of these aliens come through illegal routes (be it …
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Amos Oz has a recipe for saving Israel

Amos Oz has a recipe for saving Israel
If a similar proposal had been put to us in the days of Prime Ministers David Ben-Gurion and Levi Eshkol, in the period of the noes of the Arab summit meeting at Khartoum – almost all of us would have gone out to dance in the streets. ….. when I was …
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New Venezuelan visa rules are leaving travelers confused, stranded
While some airlines are requiring U.S. passport holders to have a visa, others will allow U.S. citizens who were born in Venezuela to travel with an expired Venezuelan passport if they have an unexpired U.S. passport, Kostencki said. “In theory under …
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New system to alert aiport officials about wanted people before arrival
“These are the majority of cases we are finding in API such as cheque bounces or changing passport and using new passport. You can no longer change the passport and enter the UAE. The new system has really benefited us,” she said on the sidelines of …
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Latest Passport Application News

Passport officials to get tablets
The police are set to provide tablets to its special branch personnel for conducting passport verifications. A proposal to provide 200 tablets to field officers (enquiry officers) is on the cards. Around one lakh passport applications are forwarded by …
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New gun store offer silencers, automatic weapons
An NFA application can be filled out by an individual, but Anderson said each person would have to provide their fingerprints, a passport photo, and a signature from a chief law enforcement officer such as Sheriff Gary Painter or Midland Police Chief …
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Vulnerable workers

Vulnerable workers
The cost of this process can be as high as US$ 200 (about K193,000) and U Sein Htay believes it is too complicated for most migrant workers to navigate on their own. For those who are capable of negotiating their way … It also wants the Myanmar and …
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New federal bill proposes stronger powers for CSIS, police
"It seeks to harm us here in Canada, in our cities and in our neighbourhoods through horrific acts." Existing law requires a fear that someone "will commit" terrorism before police can obtain a peace bond — a tool that can mean jail unless a suspect …
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Illegal migrant's scam exposes flaw in passport system

Illegal migrant's scam exposes flaw in passport system
But the discovery of the passports in Thailand led to an investigation of illegal immigration, dubbed Operation Echo, by the Organised and Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand. One of those targeted was Alcalde, who was able to slip back into New …
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Passport Mela on Saturdays
CHENNAI: In a bid to achieve a target of issuing four lakh passports in 2014, the Chennai Regional Passport office held a Passport mela on Saturday at the Saligrammam office. The mela attracted around 1,250 applicants. Such a mela will also be held on …
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New software has simplified passport application process: Regional Passport
The Regional Passport Officers of Mumbai and Thane, backed by the technology service provider TCS, explained the new initiatives for issuing passports, at the interactive seminar organized by the MoneyLife Foundation. Introduction of biometric finger …
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