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Running Out of Pages in Your Passport? Major Policy Change in 2016

Effective as of Friday, January 1, 2016 the service of adding additional visa pages to United States passports will be discontinued, according to the official Internet web site of the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States. Requests for additional visa pages may only be submitted until Thursday, December 31, 2015.

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Wife of FlyerTalk Member Stranded Due to Technical Issues of the Global Database of the United States State Department…Were You Affected?

The global database of the State Department of the United States for processing passports and visas underwent unspecified problems which possibly caused major delays for — and also supposedly stranded — millions of people around the world who were awaiting their travel documents. The latest announcement issued from the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the State Department of the United States is as follows…

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Girl Identified as a Unicorn With a Toy Passport at Turkish Customs — and Passes Through Successfully

Imagine being able to enter a country with a toy passport while being identified by customs agents as a purple unicorn. You might think “Yeah, right — that’ll be the day…when unicorns fly”, but that is apparently what happened at Antalya Airport in Turkey to a nine-year-old girl from South Wales when she was traveling with her parents on vacation. The passport…

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New Passport Office Finally Opens in Atlanta!

Considering that Atlanta is arguably the home of the world’s largest airport and the home base of one of the world’s largest airlines — not to mention that many Fortune 500 companies are either based there or have regional offices there — it seemed silly to have to apply for a passport in either New Orleans, Miami or Washington, D.C.

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URGENT: Help a FlyerTalk Member Stranded in Zurich

What was supposed to be a fun holiday weekend in Europe is suddenly turning out to be unexpectedly inconvenient and problematic for FlyerTalk member jenniparks, as she has a specific question about Delta in ZRH – urgent.

Instead of enjoying bratwurst and beer in Switzerland, her passport, money and identification were all stolen while in Zurich. She has no way of identifying herself and is doubtful as to whether she will be able to return home to the United States. Worse yet, the Delta Air Lines ticket counters at the airport in Zurich are closed until Monday 7 September, and the United States consulate is closed for the American Labor Day holiday and will not re-open again until Tuesday 8 September.

Can you offer advice and help reassure jenniparks that she will indeed be able to return home?

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Mission impossible?

Cue music.  Dum dum dum-dum dum dum …

AArkansas, your mission should you choose to accept it, is to go interstate tonight, get your passport renewed, travel across the city to get your visa updated, return home and leave for a destination half way around the world in 3 days.  Will you accept the mission?

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Passport Laundering?

No, this is not a crime – at least, I do not believe that it is a crime.

Having one’s passport washed apparently happens to more people than one would think.

Follow the travails after the travels of those who have had the misfortune of having their passports washed in the My mom washed my passport thread.

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