A Brief Guide on Getting a Passport in 24 hours

As you know, a U.S passport is your ticket to the world. It allows you to travel to over 150 nations. Routine passport service processing time ranges between 4 and 6 weeks from the date of receipt of initial application while the expedite service takes about 2 to 3 weeks against additional payment. But if you want to get your passport in as little as just 24 hours, you will find services such as expedited 24-hours passport service that requires you to pay $60 extra. Continue reading

Cuban exiles clamor for passports at Washington embassy

Cuban exiles clamor for passports at Washington embassy
Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT, CUBANY BORN U.S. CITIZENS OR RESIDENTS WHO LEFT CUBA AFTER 1971 MOVES A NEW CUBAN PASSPORT TO TRAVEL THERE. THOSE WHO LEFT BEFORE THAT HAVE A CHOICE OF …
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China's dissident artist Ai Weiwei gets his passport back, plans London trip
n this March 24, 2015 file photo, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei walks near a playground outside a shopping mall in Beijing. Ai has his passport back four years after it was confiscated by authorities. (Photo: AP) — Ai on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 …
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This government agency is banning employees bringing cellphones to work
Federal employees responsible for reviewing and processing U.S. passports are reeling over a new rule that prohibits them from bringing their cellphones to work. The Passport Agency, with 22 locations across the country, employs about 1,200 government …
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The Latest: Froome boss calls for "power passport" at Tour

The Latest: Froome boss calls for "power passport" at Tour
Brakes, oil changes, engine maintenance and repair, radiator repair, belts, struts, shocks, electrical, drive train work are just some of the work that we do. Why take your car to an expensive dealer repair shop when we can do the same work at a lower …
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All foreign nationals must present their passport. All other forms of foreign identification will not be accepted. All information submitted (e.g. name, date of birth, city, etc.) must exactly match the government-issued photo ID you will present when …
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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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Are You A Malaysian Planning To Marry A Foreigner? Then Read This

Are You A Malaysian Planning To Marry A Foreigner? Then Read This
Requirements were simplified by just requiring an offer letter from the employer and from the wife to immigration, where the director will stamp on their passports to allow them to work. "Still the … “I'm here to renew my 5-year pass, but I can't …
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No legal way out for Abu Dhabi family living in squalor
The man's first wife is in the Philippines, where she is renewing her passport. She says she was forced to work as a housemaid to earn money for her children. “He never paid us any money and would always beat us. He spent all his money on alcohol and …
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US accredits PHL honorary consul to CNMI

US accredits PHL honorary consul to CNMI
The US State Department has accredited a longtime finance executive on Saipan to serve as honorary consul of the Philippines to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, more than two years since the Philippine Consulate General in the CNMI …
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President Uhuru Kenyatta Speech During State of the Nation Address At
1. Today, for the second time, and in line with my constitutional obligation, I address this special sitting of Parliament, to outline the State of the Nation in relation to our values and principles of governance, as elaborated in Article 10; the …
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Make basic services work
… let us focus more on service delivery because that is servicing and telling Juan dela Cruz how taxes are being used to improve their total experience with government. My sad experience: (1) It took me almost four hours to complete my passport …
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Lawmakers float voter ID proposals

Lawmakers float voter ID proposals
… that people could use an expired driver's license or a long-term care certificate. A uniformed service member or qualified family member temporarily stationed away from their residence could use a current military ID card or passport under Boehning …
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Not Entitled To Diplomatic Passport: Former PM
Laisenia Qarase's diplomatic passport expired after he left office and for years now he has been going overseas using the normal 'blue passport'. “My diplomatic passport expired a long long time ago and I did not even seek any renewal. All my trips …
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China Begins Issuing 10-year Visas
It is our understanding that the visa will be valid even if the passport expires. When traveling to China with the visa in an expired passport, simply bring it and the valid passport, and Chinese immigration should allow entrance. China is a party to …
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More changes to employer's guidance on checking right to work documents
Expired passports – a non-EEA national may present either a current or expired passport which contains a current Residence Card, Permanent Residence Card, Accession Residence Card or Derivative Residence Card as evidence of their entitlement to …
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'Rediscovery' of homegrown terrorism

'Rediscovery' of homegrown terrorism
Sentries return to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Oct. 24, 2014. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot and killed at the National War Memorial on Oct. 22. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency) …
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Apply for U.S. Passports now
If you are traveling in more than two weeks and are applying for the first time, you should visit an acceptance facility such as a clerk of court, library, or post office. If you already have had a U.S. passport, you may be eligible to renew your …
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Malawi VP Chilima talks tough, inspires PSs to work hard
Some of the reforms that are already operational include decentralization of passports printing services to Mzuzu and Lilongwe, improvement of service delivery in the Road Traffic Department, decentralization of payment of salaries for teachers …
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Castaic Postal Service Distribution Center To Expand Passport Office
The Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center in Castaic will open a new Passport Office on Saturday. Those planning to travel out of the country this year will soon be able to visit the United States Postal Service's Mega Passport Office in …
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South Africa rakes in R210m from Zimbabweans
That is the cost to 242,000 Zimbabweans eligible to apply to renew their four-year work permits under a special dispensation called the Zimbabwe Special Permits (ZSP). Already, South Africa's Home Affairs Department chief director for permits, Jack …
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