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Passport Expediting

Passport expediting is the fastest way to get a passport. Below is what you need to know abou the process

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Expedited Passport Service Guide

Need to expedite a passport application quickly? Whether you need to obtain a new passport, renew one that is about to expire or replace one that has already expired or been lost, it is possible for citizens of the United States to get a passport as fast as the same day if specific requirements are met.

Applicants who are not in a hurry can apply for routine processing in order to secure a passport. The State Department offers expedited service for those who need to travel within 30 days. Emergency passport service is available to Americans who require their travel document in less than 14 days or 30 days if a visa is also needed. Choose how quickly you need a passport below for further instructions.

Applicants who are not in a hurry can apply for routine processing in order to secure a passport. The State Department offers expedited service for those who need to travel within 30 days. Emergency passport service is available to Americans who require their travel document in less than 14 days or 30 days if a visa is also needed. Choose how quickly you need a passport below for further instructions.


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10 Things to Bring on Every international Flight

1.  Noise Cancelling headphones (or earplugs)

Airplanes are loud. Good noise cancelling headphones can cut the engine noise down significantly, making the whole flight a lot more relaxing. They won’t help with the crying baby, or talkative neighbors, nor are all noise cancelling headphones the same. Check out Why Headphone Specs are Worthless and Noise Cancelling vs Noise Isolating Headphones.

My pick is the Bose QuietComfort 20 (though the over-ear 25s are also good). Best noise cancelling available right now, plus they’re tiny.

If you don’t want to invest in some NC headphones (the cheap ones are rarely worth it), some ear plugs are certainly a cheap alternative. Not quite as good, and not nearly as comfortable as the QC20s, they’ll at least dim the din.

2. USB cable

Many new planes have USB plugs at every seat. They won’t recharge your phone/tablet very quickly, but they should keep it from running low. A cable long enough for you to still use your phone comfortably, or store the phone in the seat pocket, is ideal.

Not all USB cables are the same, however. Some don’t let your phone charge at it’s maximum. Check out Wirecutter’s pick for some cheap cables that do.

If you’re an Apple user, this counts for Lightning cables too (as they’re basically just USB with an expensive connector).

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Client Visa and Passport Updates : Thanksgiving Week 2013

  • Philip Diack
  • 15 Nov 2013

Client Visa and Passport Updates – Week of November 18   Thanksgiving Week!   Be prepared for a short week of visa and passport processing. While everyone is enjoying the Thanksgiving Holiday (and Black Friday), many Embassies and the Passport Agency will be limited with processing.   Consular Closings   Department of State is ..

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Why do we advise getting a passport for a cruise?  Here’s a great example of why.

Recently, a Carnival cruise experienced mechanical issues while in port in St. Martin. Apparently, the cruise line is planning on flying all of the passengers home from St. Martin. Here is where not having a passport on a cruise causes a potentially large issue. Here is an excerpt from a Yahoo! article: Some of the...

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Why Don’t More Americans Travel Abroad?

Why Don’t More Americans Travel Abroad? Even in an economy of recession, the United States remains the most affluent country in the world. However, only 30 percent of the 300 million citizens in America even have a passport, much less feel the need to travel abroad. According to a study conducted by the Office of..

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