Passports

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  1. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

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    Anyone have suggestions for things to avoid or do in getting your very first passport?
     
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    Call ahead and ask what to bring.

    Make sure everything is spelled correctly.

    Don't wait til the last minute to get it.

    Its really pretty simple. I set up an appointment at the post office and had it in no time.
     
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    Where did you decide to go?
     
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    Download Form DS-11 off the state dept website. It tells you everything you need.
     
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  5. Strigidae

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    I didnt. She did. Bora bora in five years.
     
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    Go online and fill out the form. Get your passport photo at Walgreens. Need original birth certificate.
     
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  7. Expat

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    Dont sign it
     
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    So... no apostrophes in Strigidae's threads or Strigidaes threads?:D
     
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  9. Expat

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    its not ok
     
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  10. Strigidae

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    Esee passport case will keep it safe.
     
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    Local post office will hook you up. Pics and procedures are easy.
     
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    Like said above read over the instructions ahead of time they are pretty thorough. I also suggest paying extra attention to the photo instructions.... There may be what photos the post office says passes to submit but the Feds are A LOT stricter....Walmart also does the passport photos.
     
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  13. Strigidae

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    Getting form filled out today and maybe get my ugly mugshot taken next week.
     
  14. Strigidae

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    Wasn't sure if expat was messing with me or not but hes right. Don't sign it.
     
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    I agree, I use mine all the time!
     
  16. Strigidae

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    Depending on dimensions of it when it arrives ive got a lot planned for it. Ill bet itll be a very useful bit of gear.
     
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    I travel all the time (50%). Its been with me for almost two years and shows no sign of wear. Good piece of kit.
     
  18. Expat

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    I get that a lot. People always think I'm joking and I don't think I've ever made a joke in my life.
     
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  19. Jeff Randall

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    Yeah, well, walk into Peru customs with an unsigned passport and see whether you make it past the inspector. Been there, done that. Mine's signed.
     
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    I was talking about the application. Show up to the USPS with a signed application and you gotta do it over.

    You have to sign the passport. I landed in Munich one time and anyone without a signed passport paid a 200 Euro fine.
     
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