Online Renewals Lined up for State’s Passport Services in 2018

We are probably quite some distance away from the passport services of the United States of America to go completely online. It would take a whole lot of changes as well as adjustments for the current system to go completely digital. But for now, the federal government has decided to roll out limited online passport renewal options from the middle of 2018. This would also be accompanied by push notification services to help the applicants to stay informed regarding the status of their applications the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs confirmed earlier this month. Continue reading

Latest Renew Passport Online News

Don't get stuck in the millions-strong surge of passport applications. Renew now.
“We encourage passport applicants to apply for or renew U.S. passports well ahead of planned travel,” said Brenda Sprague, deputy assistant secretary for passport services, “as we anticipate longer-than-average wait times for passport processing …
Read more on Washington Post

Syrian refugee applicant dreams of unified family in Halifax after years apart
Youssef Aasar, his wife Alya and his son Yaqub, stand in the dining area of their apartment in Halifax on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Aasar says he dreams of his family being reunited, coming together after their flight from violence-torn northern Africa …
Read more on The Daily Courier (subscription)

Scott County shuts down Passport Services for summer

Scott County shuts down Passport Services for summer
If you were looking to get a passport this summer, it wont be happening in Scott County. A letter from the County Recorder indicated that the office would be shutting down their Passport Services starting July 1, 2015 until September 1. “Due to …
Read more on WQAD.com

Historical bus transportation service to and from Mexico into U.S. begins
All U.S. citizens entering the U.S. from Mexico are required to have documents that comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), most commonly a U.S. passport, a passport card, a trusted traveler card such as NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST, or …
Read more on Examiner.com

Police verification for passports to go online
Incidentally, this online system for police verification will not be limited to passport services alone. The home ministry plans to extend it to police verification of tenants, domestic servants, new government recruits and even to background checks of …
Read more on Economic Times

Latest Renew Passport Online News

Valley woman claims passport service overcharged, bungled travel plans
She filled out the online forms and expected to pay around $ 170, which is what she saw on Travisa's website. However, she says the charge ballooned to $ 340 when Travisa added on fees and service charges. And charges kept being added on until Travisa …
Read more on AZFamily

Latest Us Passport Online News

BlackBerry's upcoming Android phone leaked online
Evan Blass, the person behind the popular account @evleaks posted a picture that features a part of the display of the phone along with a Blackberry Passport-like three row keypad. He also posted that the BlackBerry Venice slider will soon be available …
Read more on ET Telecom

MOFA calls on nationals not to misuse emergency passport renewal service
Meanwhile, the ministry yesterday also called on nationals who want to travel to the U.S. under a visa waiver program to register basic information online at an "Electronic System for Travel Authorization" (ESTA) website for authorization first. The …
Read more on China Post

How To Know When You're Ready To Tour Overseas
From the boring paperwork of organising visas, booking flights and getting passports sorted, to preparing media, booking shows, building connections with international fan bases- it's always guaranteed to become a much bigger project than originally …
Read more on Tone Deaf

Pinoy passport applicants in Malaysia can check status online

Pinoy passport applicants in Malaysia can check status online
Filipinos who applied for a new passport or a passport renewal in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia can now check their application status online, according to the Philippine Embassy. "Using the Passport Application Number provided by the encoders towards the …
Read more on GMA News

New Online Option For 90 Day Reporting In Thailand, Says BSA Law

New Online Option For 90 Day Reporting In Thailand, Says BSA Law
Once the 90 Day Report application has been approved, a receipt of the notification can be printed out which should then be kept in the passport. The receipt will also show the next due date of notification. 90 Day Report notification that is overdue …
Read more on Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Reduction in passport renewal fees worth the hassle – Tour executive
Parksafe Supervisor, who only wants to be known as Balakrishnan said, the reduction in both passport renewal and application fees could see an increase in the number of people renewing their passports. This could lead to congestion at Immigration Offices.
Read more on Astro Awani

Visitors to Bahrain, Qatar can now get visas online

Visitors to Bahrain, Qatar can now get visas online
R.O.C. nationals can log on to the website of Qatar Airways or the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to file for a single-entry e-visa online. According to Qatar Airways' website, the cost of a single-entry tourist visa is US$ 55 per person …
Read more on China Post

Entering the United States in Chicago with your mobile passport
The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced the expansion of Mobile Passport Control (MPC) to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. MPC is the first authorized app to expedite a traveler's arrival …
Read more on eTurboNews