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Immigration News: US Passport

The Difference Between Passport and Passport Card

In the US, there are two types of passports: the traditional passport book, and a passport card. The passport book is a thin cardboard cover with your picture and information inside it. It has several pages for visas and travel documents. The US passport card is a small passport card, about the size of a …

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General Processing Times for US Passport

In most cases, US citizens applying for a US passport are in a hurry. They may be traveling soon and may need to secure a passport before their travel date. Fortunately, the US Department of State makes it easy to plan ahead. The agency has a website (http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/processing/processing_1740.html) which lists current processing times for US …

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Can you get a US Passport with a Green Card?

If you have a US green card, you have the right to live and work permanently in the US. In fact, you enjoy many of the benefits of living in the US and you enjoy all the rights and privileges of being a US immigrant. However, there are some rights that are reserved for only …

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Obtaining a Second US Passport

Most US citizens have just one US passport for travel. In fact, under most circumstances, it is not legal to hold multiple US passports. Some individuals do have a second US passport due to their jobs positions. For example, diplomats often carry a diplomatic passport in addition to their regular US passport. In addition, individuals …

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Reasons to Apply for a Travel Document

If you are in the United States and are a US citizen, you can travel freely outside the US for extended periods of time and still retain your citizenship. You can travel as often and as long as you like with your US passport. However, only US citizens have US passports, which means that most …

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How to Change your Name on Your Passport

How to Change your Name on Your Passport If you have changed your name due to marriage, divorce, or a legal court order, you will need to make sure that your current and valid name is on your US passport. If you try to travel with an outdated passport that does not have your current …

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Learn about the Passport Renewal Passport

The Passport Renewal Process Summertime is almost here and for many people, that means vacation plans. If you plan on traveling this summer and may be leaving the US, you will want to make sure that your US passport is valid through the remainder of the summer. If it is not, you will want to …

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Did You Lose your Green Card or Passport Outside the US?

If you lose your green card or passport at home, you need to apply for new documentation with the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services). This can be complicated and time-consuming enough. However, a lost green card or a passport lost abroad on vacation can lead to full-fledged panic. It’s very scary to have …

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Changing your Name? Don’t Forget your US Passport!

Whether you have changed your name due to marriage, divorce, or a legal name change through a court, you will need to change all your current identification to reflect the name change. You will also need to change your US passport to reflect your name change. A US passport change name is very important since …

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Form DS-64: Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport

Lost and stolen passports are a major cause for concern. If you lose your passport or your passport is stolen, you may have trouble during a vacation and you need to go through the expense and hassle of getting a new passport. However, a lost or stolen passport is much more than just an inconvenience; …

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Can You Submit a Passport Application Online?

Today, at a time when many tasks can be completed online, many US citizens filing a passport application may also want to apply for their US passport online, especially when getting ready to travel. Online applications for passports would be more convenient and might save time, but currently, the US Department of State does not …

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