Blog Entries on Government Regulations

Too Many Passport Stamps, Apply for an Early US Passport Renewal

When you run out of pages in your passport, you have to get more pages added or you won’t be allowed to travel. Usually, adding pages is no big deal-in fact, until just this summer, the government didn’t even charge for it. However, tech entrepreneur Sanjeev Midha had a passport so large, he had to get an early US passport renewal instead.

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The History of the Passport Application

It’s hard to believe, but there was a time when you didn’t have to fill out a passport application to travel internationally. In fact, passports weren’t required for international travel until the first World War, though governments had been issuing passports or “documents of safe conduct” for centuries prior.

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New Passports For Citizens Born to Midwives Near the Border

*The passport fees have recently changed. As of April 2nd, 2018, the passport acceptance fee has gone up from $25 to $35.


US citizens born to midwives near the US-Mexican border will get a chance to get new passports next month by applying at special mobile units set up by the Department of State.  

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Mexico To Delay New Passport Requirements In Baja California

The Mexican government just announced that they will hold off enforcing new regulations requiring US citizens to show their passports to get into the country, at least in some areas. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the new rules will go into effect on March 1st for other parts of Mexico, but not for Baja California, because “Mexico lacks the infrastructure to enforce the regulations at busy ports such as San Ysidro and Otay Mesa.”

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