U.S. Passport Found among Syria Jihadists
A passport said to belong to an American citizen was found at a base abandoned by an al Qaeda affiliate that operates in Syria, the Long War Journal reports. The passport was found together with other identification documents belonging to foreign … Read more on Arutz Sheva
American passport found at al Qaeda base in northern Syria
A passport said to belong to an American citizen was found among a number of identification documents belonging to foreign fighters who have been waging jihad with al Qaeda inside Syria. The documents were discovered at a base abandoned by the … Read more on Long War Journal
Edward Snowden turned back at Moscow passport control, official says
The document reportedly allows him to leave the airport transit zone where he arrived June 23 with a revoked U.S. passport, which did not allow him to legally enter Russia or board a flight elsewhere. The Federal Migration Service would not officially … Read more on Los Angeles Times
Travellers warned over passport renewals as applications look set to triple …
The cost of an adult passport was reduced by £5 last September 2012 to £72.50 but applications via the Post Office cost an extra £8.75 and those opting for the fast track service will pay £103 to get their passport in a week and £128 to get it rushed … Read more on Daily Mail
City of San Diego now offers passport services – San Diego, California Talk …
Passport books cost $ 135 for those aged 16 and up, and are $ 110 to renew. For children, the cost is $ 105. Passport cards are $ 55 for first-time purchases by adults, $ 30 for renewals and $ 40 for children. Extra services, like file searches or expedited … Read more on KFMB
Rudd's asylum seeker plan overlooks PNG's easy access to Torres Strait islands …
Newman is correct when he says that, once people make it to the airport on Horn Island, there is no need for any passengers to have a passport to get on a domestic flight to Cairns. If an asylum seeker can make it from Indonesia to Australia without a … Read more on Courier Mail
Kentucky Republican Matt Bevin to announce challenge to Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell is going to get a Republican primary challenger after all. Louisville businessman Matt Bevin plans to kick off his campaign with eight stops across the Bluegrass state, … Bevin has hinted at a possible run for months. In March, he … Read more on Daily Caller
Desperation growing for Java's refugees-in-waiting
If they send us to Papua New Guinea, at least it is better than being killed in Quetta. "If we go to the UN for refugee card, how long … Jaffar has a passport but his six friends in a four-room house above Pasar Arab, on the Puncak road, are both … Read more on The Australian
Passport applications set to triple this summer
Passport applications are expected to more than triple this summer as travellers rush to renew or replace their travel documents for their annual holiday. Between March and August, applications are expected to rise by more than three times as much as … Read more on Travel-News.co.uk
UID details may be used to process passport applications
PUNE: If the ministry of external affairs (MEA) has its way, passport officials across the country will soon have access to the passport applicants' Aadhaar information for the purpose of processing their applications. Top officials of the MEA and the … Read more on Times of India
Saudi but stateless: born on the margins of society
RIYADH (AFP) – Born of tribal origin in Saudi Arabia, stateless people known as bidoons live on society's margins, unable even to register marriages or open a bank account because they lack identification cards. "Our life is … But he said that the … Read more on Fox News
Ex-gov's son in court over alleged N18m scam
He said the accused made five different statements during interrogation at the EFCC office, and craved the indulgence of the court to tender the statements in evidence. Counsel to the accused, Mr Okechukwu Ajunwa, did not oppose the submission of the … Read more on Nigerian Tribune
Whether you’re planning to spend Christmas in jolly old England, scope out Germany’s festive holiday markets or you just want to get away from it all and go somewhere warm, if you’re leaving the country for the holidays you need a valid passport.
If you have a passport already, you should take it out of its safe storage space now and check the expiration date. 10 years is a long time, but it can go by much faster than you’d think!
If your passport is nearing its expiration date, you may need to apply for a US passport renewal before you can travel. Keep in mind, some countries won’t let you in if your passport expires within the next 6 months, even though it may technically still be valid.
Unfortunately, much like Christmas shopping, applying for your US passport renewal is not a chore that you should leave until the last minute. In fact, it takes about 6 weeks for you to get your passport if you apply for normal processing time. Expediting your passport processing is possible, but it will cost you an additional $ 60 and it will still take 3 weeks.
If you need your passport sooner than that, here are two ways to get it in time to save Christmas: make an appointment at the closest regional passport agency office or use a private passport expediting company. To find the nearest passport agency office and make an appointment, call 1-877-487-2778. Look online to find an expediting company, remembering to research carefully before making a purchase. An expeditor is often the most convenient of the two choices simply because you don’t have to make an appointment or spend time and money traveling to a passport agency location.