British woman has passport cancelled because her middle name is Skywalker

British woman has passport cancelled because her middle name is Skywalker
Responding to the cancellation of her passport, Matthews told the BBC: "Now I'm not sure if it's my signature they have a problem with, or my middle name. All I know it's extremely disappointing that I've been let down again by an organisation which …
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Renewing Overseas: My Passport Experiences
I dreaded the thought of having to travel there just to renew my passport. But to my surprise, this was not going to be the case for this renewal. It happens to the best of us. You are enjoying your overseas life, laying in your hammock, casting off to …
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Bangladesh Embassy shifts to new location
He pointed out that an average of 2,000 Bangladeshis visit the mission daily for various services, which include renewal of passports, change of names, new machine readable passports and other consular services. The Kingdom hosts about 1.8 million …
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Woman with 'Skywalker' as her middle name has passport rejected
However, it wasn't all that funny when Home Office administrators rejected Laura Elizabeth Skywalker Matthews' passport application because of copyright issues. When she signed her passport renewal form with her revamped signature, the Home Office told …
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BlackBerry Ltd 2014 Roadmap: Something For Everyone
The beleaguered smartphone maker is looking forward to release “Windmere” Passport, and the BlackBerry “Khan” p'9983 almost at the same time in the third-quarter of 2014. The company … Classic would also suite enterprise customers for a fleet renewal.
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Passport issue delay irritates applicants in Chennai region
Chennai: As many as 25,000 applicants are still waiting to receive their passports in Chennai region. This is due to a delay in the supply of booklets from the India Security Press, Nasik. It has put many applicants, especially those who had applied …
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Va. woman becomes US citizen after 64 years

Va. woman becomes US citizen after 64 years
But now at a federal office in Fredericksburg, the clerk was telling her she was not who she thought she was. Worried about the possibility of not being able to claim her Social Security benefits, Dubicka immediately started what she assumed would be …
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Pakistani's iron grip, wielded in opulent exile, begins to slip
His London home and offices have been raided, and the police have opened new investigations into accusations of money laundering and inciting violence in Pakistan. The scrutiny has visibly rattled Hussain, who recently warned supporters that his arrest …
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Companies lay off workers, demand more immigration
Some of the companies that signed the letter have recently laid off thousands of Americans. Hewlett-Packard, for example, fired 29,000 people in 2012. United Technology is laying off 3,000 this year, and American Express is firing 4,500, according to a …
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Bishop Says Allegations Against Him Are 'Politically Motivated'
According to the Office of Congressional Ethics, on July 13, a referral was sent to the Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representatives regarding Bishop. The report states that in May, 2012 Bishop agreed to help a Sagaponack …
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UK Border Agency Raids: Two Arrests In Tyne And Wear In Illegal Worker
A Malaysian national whose passport had expired and a Chinese national whose application for asylum had been rejected were both found at the venue. The owner of the New Sung Chop Sui in Shiney Row has been issued with a potential £30,000 worth of …
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Woman charged with defacing the Washington National Cathedral with green
They say Tian has a Chinese passport and that she was traveling in Washington on an expired visa. RELATED: VANDALS ATTACK LINCOLN MEMORIAL WITH GREEN PAINT: 'IT'S DEFACING AMERICA'. The hearing is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. before …
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Woman accuesd of spraying green paint on Washington monuments to appear
Tian, who carried a Chinese passport and was traveling on an expired visa, has been jailed since her arrest on Monday. She is scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court before Judge Fredrick Sullivan at 12:30 p.m. EDT. (Reporting by Jane Sutton …
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37/365: the soul of travel
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I need to renew my passport. This one expired in December, though it got quite some use. I love how passports can tell stories and give timelines to travels—arrivals and departures—and encourage us to remember our experiences away from home.

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British nationals living in Italy or San Marino who need to renew their passport will soon have to send their passport applications to a central office in the UK. Processing times, however, will remain the same. From June 3rd this year, British …
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Woman who bragged about getting away with fatal crash in Oregon had built life
Officials don't know how she entered Canada, said Lisa White, a spokeswoman for Canada Border Services Agency, but in the late 1990s, it was not usually necessary for U.S. citizens to show a passport when crossing into Canada. Immigration authorities …
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Some question amnesia story as details emerge
26 when a downtrodden stranger walked into the JW Marriott in Palm Desert, asking for a job as a tennis coach. … He carried four forms of identification: a passport, a California identification card, a veteran's medical card and a Social Security …
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Woman says passport delivered with wrong photo

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Woman says passport delivered with wrong photo
A woman trying to go on a trip said her passport came in with the wrong photo on it. Emerald Bilbrey of New Carlisle decided to get a jump on planning for a cruise with her husband by obtaining her passport last Fall.She went to the Fairborn post …
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Ghaziabad passport office short-staffed
Ghaziabad, May 17 (IANS) A shortage of staff at the Ghaziabad Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) is resulting in long queues of people applying for passports. Regional Passport Officer Sita Ram Yadav said the present skeletal staff is not able to cope with the …
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South South Learning: Chaos, corruption rock Zim's passport offices
The dust, dirt, long snaking queues and aggressive vendors just outside the main offices of Zimbabwe's dilapidated passport office at Makombe Building in Harare make for a chaotic if not foreboding atmosphere. Upon arrival at the offices it is not …
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