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Tag: U.S. Passport

  • U.S. Citizenship for Children Born Abroad: Things to Know

    The United States in one of 30 countries around the world that offers birthright citizenship to any person born on U.S. soil. Birth in the United States is the most straightforward way one can acquire U.S. citizenship, but it is not the only way...

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  • Thousands of Americans May Face Passport Denial for Unpaid Tax Debts

    Americans born in the U.S. and naturalized Americans alike should take note that citizens who have significant overdue tax debt can be denied passports under a law passed by Congress in 2015. Under this law, the IRS and State Department are required to deny passports to Americans who owe more than $51,000 in overdue tax […]

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  • Nine States Will No Longer Be Able to Use Driver Licenses for Domestic Flights in 2018

    Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from nine states will no longer be able to travel with only their driver’s licenses. Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will have to use alternate forms of ID in order to pass TSA security checkpoints – even for domestic travel. Alternate forms […]

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  • Department of State Launches September Passport Awareness Month

    The Department of State will celebrate passport awareness month in September with the launch of the #PicturePerfectPassport campaign to improve the quality of passport photos submitted by applicants.  Poor quality photos are the number one reason that passport applications are delayed during the application process. In 2015, more than 200,000 applications were delayed for inadequate […]

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  • Renew Expiring U.S. Passports Now!

    The State Department is anticipating a surge in passport demand this year and officials hope to avoid delays for Americans who may not get their passports renewed in time for upcoming travel. The department is expecting more than 17 million new passports and renewals this year, about 1.5 million more than 2015. The Department plans […]

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  • CBP Announces New Mobile Passport Control App

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced the launch of the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the U.S. The app, Mobile Passport Control, or MPC, will allow eligible travelers to submit their passport information and customs declaration form via a Smartphone or tablet prior to CBP inspection. The app was […]

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  • U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs Releases Information Regarding CCD Performance Issues

    The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs has recently answered some questions regarding the worldwide Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) problems that have delayed many from receiving their U.S. passports and visas. Consular Affairs is reporting that significant progress has been made in addressing the problem and most of the backlogged nonimmigrant visas have been issued. However, […]

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