In an effort to demonstrate commitment to better serve all U.S. citizens, the U.S. Department of State has announced the addition of an unspecified gender marker (X) when applying for a U.S. passport book. In this post, we’ll go over how to update the gender on your U.S. passport. Beginning in late 2023, you will be able to select X as a marker if you are seeking a passport card or selecting expedited service.Read Article
Obtaining a Passport and a Chinese Visa to Tour China
For decades, China discouraged foreign tourism, but in recent years the government has begun to encourage tourism and the world is rediscovering what an amazing place China is to visit.
According to Wikipedia, in 2007 approximately 55 million foreign tourists visited China, drawn by famous attractions like the Great Wall and the Terracotta Army in Xian.Read Article
Obtaining a Passport: Is Your Birth Certificate Good Enough?
When obtaining a passport, you must provide proof of US citizenship. Assuming you were born in the US and don’t have an expired passport to submit with your application, you would do that by submitting a copy of your birth certificate.Read Article
Obtaining a Passport for Christmas in London
For most people, there’s no place like home on Christmas. But what if you want to travel, to experience Christmas somewhere new and different?
London is an especially magical place to spend Christmas, and right now, Virgin Atlantic is having a sale on fares to London.Read Article
Not Obtaining a Passport Causes Problems For Oklahoma Columnist
Until last week, Susie Williams-Allen, a newspaper columnist for the Purcell Register in Purcell, Oklahoma, wasn’t aware of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). The WHTI, which has been in effect since June 1, 2009, requires that American citizens returning from Mexico prove their identity and citizenship with a US passport on their way back across the border.Read Article
Obtaining a Passport: First Step to Visit Your Own Private Island
Have you ever wished you could disappear onto your own private island? Who hasn’t dreamed of sitting underneath a palm tree, an ocean away from the rest of the world? Of course, uninhabited islands are rare these days.Read Article
Obtaining a Passport: First Step To An Exciting Overseas Career
Are you tired of your job, or just ready to take some time off to travel? Or, perhaps you, like millions of other people, have been victimized by the economic downturn?Read Article