Soviet-Era Dissident's Passport Renewal Efforts Mired in Red Tape

Soviet-Era Dissident's Passport Renewal Efforts Mired in Red Tape
Russian consular officials have claimed that the refusal to issue a new passport to Soviet-era dissident Vladimir Bukovsky was based on procedural issues, countering the activist's earlier claims that the delay was politically motivated, Kommersant …
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Iceland's Naming Laws Prevented a 10-Year-Old From Getting a Passport
Harriet and her brother have travelled under passports with the names Stúlka and Drengur Cardew. But when Harriet needed to renew her passport, the government refused, on the grounds that she needed to have an Icelandic name. Cardew got an …
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My path to American citizenship

My path to American citizenship
It was much more expensive than going at it alone, but we decided we were cutting down on the risks of getting the application rejected because of it being filled out improperly or enduring delays for having used the incorrect form. We visited with the …
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Confusing, chaotic and mired in red tape
It was also likely linked to the fact that Thailand was demoted by the US State Department to the lowest tier of its human trafficking list. Attempts to regulate the migrant work force has long been mired by … “[Few labourers in Cambodia can afford …
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Red tape is an unnecessary drag on Canada's economic growth

Red tape is an unnecessary drag on Canada's economic growth
Now, two other forces – mediocre economic growth and the impending 'demographic tsunami' of retiring Boomers – are highlighting the pitfalls of excessive regulation for all of us. … They have reduced wait times for submitting passport applications …
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The female curate offering salvation to the Post Office
In one corner a Chinese woman is renewing her visa in a booth using fingerprint technology. Post Office New-style post offices, like this one in Norwich, … The money it makes from government contracts, like driving licences and passport applications …
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The impending detention of African asylum protest leader Mutasim Ali
The refugee in question had intended to renew a three-month conditional release document, which functions like a visa, allowing asylum seekers to remain in Israel but not work or seek social services. Because a majority of the 60,000 African asylum …
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