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Suspended Nauru MP has passport seized
And I told them that I was aware of that, I have been travelling on that same passport, and I had never had an issue with other jurisdictions. But on the following day I did lodge an application for passport renewal. That application was rejected by …
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Passport applicants get some relief
There is some relaxation in the procedure to be followed while filling up passport applications. Regional Passport Officer S. Maniswararaja said here on Tuesday that the applicants intending to change their names completely, say for instance, from …
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3 travel agents arrested for stamping fake visa on passports | Chandigarh
Police seized 13 passports and six fake visa stickers from the arrested accused. The modus operandi of the gang was to file visa application of an aspirant and to get an authorization to collect the passport. They would then stamp fake visa on the …
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Glitch crashes US visa system

Glitch crashes US visa system
Regional public affairs officer Joseph Crook said in a statement that individuals with visa interview appointments scheduled for June 14-20, were requested to reschedule their appointments if they submitted a DS-160 online application after June 9 …
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Mass varsity education – is it worth it?
They led the world in creating mass higher education – driven in part by the US economy's need for innovative skills and managerial talent, and in part, by the desire to give war veterans a chance to better themselves. For Americans, college has become …
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State Dept suspends overseas passport, visa issuance

State Dept suspends overseas passport, visa issuance
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Court Sides With President Over Congress In 'Jerusalem' Passport Dispute
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday sided with the president in a long-running struggle with Congress over who controls recognition of foreign countries and what information about nationhood can be put on the passports of American citizens. In a 6-to-3 …
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Ramadan timings in UAE: Emirates Post announces work hours
Emirates Post Group's 117 post offices across the UAE will remain open from Saturday to Thursday from 9am to 2pm during the holy month of Ramadan. However, the … For passport extension and document authentication, timings are from 8am to 11am.
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Being An Overseas Indian Has Never Been Better

Being An Overseas Indian Has Never Been Better
It cannot measure, for example, the effect of a given passport on a person's chance to get a specialised work visa (like H-1B in the US) or a student visa, because such visas are usually issued on grounds that are different from an ordinary tourist …
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Crackdown on black money: Absconders won't have a passport to evade taxmen
Tax authorities will be able to initiate action against those having undeclared overseas assets even after a change in residency if these were held while being an Indian resident."If the overseas asset was acquired and held as a resident and not …
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COM) UNITED STATES – April 28th, 2015 – The Indian Visa Center is pleased to announce that the firm provides an Indian visa application service at nominal fees. The professionals at the IVC offer visa applications, as well as a private passport …
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Reminder: Now Is the Best Time to Renew Your Passport
Even if you don't plan to travel in the next few months, now is an ideal time to renew your passport. As Conde Nast Traveler explains, consulates are less busy in January so you can save time by renewing your passport or applying for visas. Take the …
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Free International Vacations, the Ultimate Company Perk
Betabrand covers the employee's flight and four nights at a hotel, as well as passport-renewal fees, if needed. Vacation time is also not docked on these trips, though Lindland encourages staffers to take the trip over a long weekend, so they will only …
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Caring for Thailand's elephants

Caring for Thailand's elephants
You will be without your passport while obtaining visa/s. The visa needs to go inside your passport so don't plan any overseas trips for the time your passport may be at the consulate. 3. Check which countries will require you to have a visa. This …
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Emergency Preparedness Week begins May 3
“One of the big things that we find is that people who do build these emergency kits, it's a one time thing for them then they never look at it again,” she said. “Maybe their licence has changed or they get a new passport, or a new pet and they forget …
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7 Facts you MUST know before renting in Dubai

7 Facts you MUST know before renting in Dubai
Expatriates need a valid residence visa before signing any lease contract but if the visa application is being processed, a letter from their employment company stating so can do the trick. The application for tenancy requires copies of your passport …

Hamish McLachlan's Sunday Interview: What you didn't know about Greg Norman

Hamish McLachlan's Sunday Interview: What you didn't know about Greg Norman
I hope there is a day when I can get involved, maybe with the World Anti-Doping Agency or the Athletes Council. Maybe one day there will be a biological passport in place that, no matter where you start, high school or whatever, it will show that you …
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Sea-Tac introduces mobile app to clear customs faster
Users create a profile with their passport information. Once they arrive in the U.S., they submit a customs declaration form and receive an electronic receipt with an encrypted QR code. The passenger then shows their passport and their device with QR …

Passport and visa delays make teacher miss out on high profile exam
Expressing his desire for upgrading Imphal Passport Office to a full-fledged office so as to enable people get passport and visa in time, he said that there is no guarantee that the unfortunate incident experienced by Narendra would not happen to …
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2015 State Fair gets 'Texified'
And this year, with the "Passport to Texas" theme, they want to make sure everybody knows that the Fair is the perfect end destination of any road trip. Still struggling with getting with his "draw," one cowboy asks the other, "Do you wanna go get some …
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Latest Renewing Passport News

Expatriate Syrians will soon be able to get passports in Qatar
In a press statement, the embassy said one of the biggest obstacles facing expatriate Syrians was obtaining or renewing their passports. “For that reason, an official renewal sticker was issued bearing the certified official insignia and in conformity …
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Move to raise visa fees
The fee for Vietnamese people to acquire a passport remains unchanged at VND200,000 (about $ 10). Renewing passports, will also remain at VND400,000 and passport extension fees at VND100,000. Nguyen Van Anh, head of Immigration with HCM City …
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Live Wire: Passport book can be renewed for 0
Don't know what a passport card is? It's a driver license-like card that is valid when you enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. It's not valid for international travel by …
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Poland hopes for EU approval of visa free travel for Ukrainians

Poland hopes for EU approval of visa free travel for Ukrainians
Poland gave up control of its visa policy, when joining the Schengen area, where passport and all other border controls have been abolished. All EU member states, except the UK, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia belong to the visa union, …

Zim Thanks South Africa
PRESIDENT Mugabe has thanked South Africa for its patience in dealing with the problem of illegal Zimbabwean immigrants in that country, while also calling for recognition of the contributions by his other countrymen and women in making that country …
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Our own Stalin? – Zaid Ibrahim
Your passport is impounded as well. You are treated like a terrorist. No other country in the world puts religion in the public sphere and makes it a … It will apply even to you. Let's say your sister is entangled in a custody dispute and is unable …
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