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Saving on passport photos?

PassportPhotoFilter: I need 15 passport photos, am not finding inexpensive places (in the San Francisco area) or discounts on more than two so I'm looking at the price for two times eight. Am I missing something to think I can get two, go to FedEx Office and copy them on one of their machines for 49 cents per photo? Definitely wouldn't want to ship these things overseas, learn that they are unacceptable. Thanks for thoughts and any tips on bargain places in the SF area.
posted by ambient2 on Dec 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me certify a copy of my Brit passport in LA!

Which is the best way to certify a copy of my UK passport in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Oct 31, 2011 - 7 answers

What's my name? No, really, what's my name?

I changed my name. Or perhaps I did not. I'm not quite sure any more, and suddenly it matters quite a bit. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Canadian passport photographer

Can anyone recommend a photographer in New York (preferably lower Manhattan) that has experience dealing with Passport Canada's extra-finicky requirements for passport photos?
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse on Oct 12, 2011 - 16 answers

Need a copy of my birth certificate ASAP

I need to find the fastest way to obtain a certified copy of my Ohio birth certificate from out of state (to apply for a passport). [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Oct 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Don't take my passport yet, please!

Canadian Passport Renewal: If I go down to the Passport Canada office and renew my passport in person, will they take away my old (still valid) passport, leaving me passport-less until the new one arrives? [more inside]
posted by cgg on Oct 4, 2011 - 6 answers

"I believe I can flyyyyyy, I believe I can touch the sky," without a kid who looks just like me having identification. True?

Do very young children (she's 20 months) need--as in absolutely required, not simply 'discretionary,' 'recommended,' or 'helpful'--any sort of identification in order to board a domestic U.S. flight and fly in a parent's lap? [more inside]
posted by resurrexit on Aug 31, 2011 - 14 answers

Will the border patrol get pissy?

Will I have a problem crossing the US/Canadian border if I'm in the middle of a name change and my passport has my old name while my SSN card and driver's license have my new name? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Aug 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Indian Passport blank pages

Indian Passport with only 4 blank pages, and have to travel to US/UK. [more inside]
posted by jassi on Aug 16, 2011 - 7 answers

What's the damage?

I am fixing to renew my US passport, and want to know if I should mail it in, or if I have to renew it in person. I'm concerned about what level of damage is unacceptable to the U.S. State Department. [more inside]
posted by baniak on Aug 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Can I go to the US without my US passport? Or...

Emergency! I'm a Dual UK/USA citizen with valid USA and UK passports. My flight leaves London (where I am now) tomorrow at 2 p.m. I have my UK passport on me, in London, but my USA passport is currently in Manchester. It's 9:44 p.m. in London. This page says it's against federal law for a US citizen (even a dual citizen) to enter the USA on anything other than a USA passport. So, what are my options? I've JUST applied for an ESTA visa, it's supposed to be instant...
posted by omnigut on Aug 15, 2011 - 27 answers

What has you experience been with regaining US Citizenship after voluntarily renouncing it?

What has your experience been with regaining US Citizenship after voluntarily renouncing it? Wiki and word of mouth says previous citizens would be welcome...mostly... [more inside]
posted by talljamal on Jul 20, 2011 - 21 answers

I need to get my first passport, but there's a problem with my name...

I'm applying for my first U.S. passport but I'm afraid I might have trouble verifying my identity. Specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by palomar on Jul 18, 2011 - 22 answers

Getting a EU passport stamp

If I travel by train from Switzerland to France will I get a EU stamp on my passport? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2011 - 18 answers

How does my french friend get another passport?

My friend, a french citizen, lost his passport a while back. He has been in the US nearly his entire life, but I am unsure of his citizen status. What should he do to gain another French passport? [more inside]
posted by apip on Jun 15, 2011 - 6 answers

American with German heritage seeks passport

Has any American here successfully applied for a German passport or work visa using their German heritage? [more inside]
posted by princelyfox on Jun 15, 2011 - 13 answers

Renew US Passport

Renewing US Passport problem [more inside]
posted by allelopath on Apr 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Passport "Sleeve?"

I'm looking for a hard passport case that is designed to hold nothing but my passport, sort of like a sleeve made of thin metal or rigid plastic, and I'm imagining the passport just sliding in and out. Does this even exist?
posted by reductiondesign on Apr 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Passport renewal during gov't shutdown?

Will my passport get renewed at the US Embassy in Tokyo even if the federal government shuts down? [more inside]
posted by ameca on Apr 8, 2011 - 4 answers

For the Jason Bourne in all of us

I have an idea in mind that would be centered around a fake passport-like document taken to specific, fun places around the world. Not something fake enough to break laws, but fake enough to be something fun to carry around, not look cheap, and be durable to carry around and get stamped when requested. Where would I go to get something like this made? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 4, 2011 - 12 answers

Do I need a driver's license to re-enter the US from a visit to the UK

Do I need a driver's license to re-enter the US from a visit to the UK? [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Feb 25, 2011 - 12 answers

What companies/businesses do you know about that are reliable that will provide emergency replacement passports reliably?

Passport emergency - My sister's passport seems to have gotten lost in the mail, and she needs to get a new one immediately - like, within the next day, or on Saturday. What companies/businesses do you know about that are reliable that will do this service for her? [more inside]
posted by jabronimus on Feb 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Can the wrong emergency contact written in ink in a passport be crossed out?

Is this something I should call the State Department about or is it just a tempest in a teapot? I just got my renewed passport. In the back, where it plainly says to write in pencil, I wrote the wrong name in pen. I'm thinking I can't white it out (or whatever the 21st century equivalent is) because that would raise all sorts of red flags at customs. It would, right?? And what about just crossing out the wrong name and inserting the right one, in pencil, above? Anyone have any experience in this? Thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl on Feb 23, 2011 - 7 answers

New passport, new driver's license, new credit cards, new work ID, new checks, new name.

[When-to-change-name-filter] We were married by a judge in June 2010. Our big wedding is this May 2011. We're filing taxes jointly in a month or so. We're going on an out-of-country honeymoon in June 2011. Taking all of that into mind, when is it going to be easiest for me to legally take his name? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Jan 24, 2011 - 21 answers

Swipe here to enter Canada

It's time to renew my US passport book; is there any reason to get the passport card as well? I don't live close enough to the Mexican or Canadian border to make spontaneous day trips where I might not be carrying my passport.
posted by catlet on Jan 21, 2011 - 16 answers

Travel from Canada to the US with a passport expiring in < 6 months

Will I be able to enter the US with a Canadian passport that expires in 4 1/2 months? [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Jan 17, 2011 - 6 answers

US domestic travel with cdn driver's license?

I know someone posted something similar about an expired passport, but I want to know if I can travel domestically within the US using only my Canadian driver's license. (I am here on an H-1B visa) Extended version: [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Jan 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Quick renewal of a British passport

Is it easy to get a renewal of a British passport in one day? Looking for people with experiences and tips! [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Dec 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Is flying without photo ID a nightmare?

How terrible is it to board a plane without a photo ID? I plan to fly to another state in late December and have no picture ID. I will have photocopies of my birth certificate and social security card. I know flying without photo ID is technically legal, but can be a huge pain. Has anyone done this before? [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Dec 1, 2010 - 28 answers

I lost my last form of picture ID.

I lost my last form of picture ID, and I don't think I have enough secondary forms to earn points for a new one because I'm paid under the table. Can I ask one of the companies for whom I once freelanced to send me an old W-2 form? Can they also send me old pay stubs? [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Oct 31, 2010 - 5 answers

Who the hell am I?

My married name was "Jane Whatever Doe". I got divorced a while back and my legal (according to Social Security) name is "Jane Whatever Smith." Everyone in the art world knows me by my married name of "Jane Doe," so my driver's license says "Jane Whatever Smith-Doe." Are you confused yet? More within... [more inside]
posted by madred on Oct 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Washington DC visa expediter service

Please recommend a visa expediter service in WA DC that specializes in visas for weird, third-world destinations.
posted by thewalrus on Sep 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Will a nearly-expired passport give me trouble traveling in Japan and Singapore?

I'm traveling to Japan and Singapore soon, returning to the US on October 1, 2010. My passport expires April 11, 2011. Singapore's entry requirements state that the passport must be valid for at least six more months. Do I need to renew before I go? [more inside]
posted by Maximian on Aug 7, 2010 - 14 answers

Two Canadians and a tiny American crossing the border.

Do to a family medical emergency, my wife and I are probably going to be renting a car and driving from Philadelphia to Toronto tomorrow night. We are both Canadians living in the US on temporary NAFTA visas. Fun complication: Our daughter is four months old and is an American citizen with an American birth certificate. We haven't yet gotten her a passport or applied for her Canadian citizenship. Should we expect to have any difficulty crossing the border with her, in either direction? Is there anything we can get in the next 24 hours to make things go more smoothly?
posted by 256 on Jul 29, 2010 - 18 answers

Getting Australian passport photo taken in Baltimore

Where can I get a passport photo taken in Baltimore that fits the requirements for an Australian passport? [more inside]
posted by tandemrepeat on Jul 26, 2010 - 12 answers

The consulate wants my passport to issue a visa but I am afraid I will not get it back in time: what to do?

I am in a bit of a bureaucratic bind and I need some advice. Short story: I leave for a trip in 10 days and at this point have no visa for the country that I will be living in for a year. The consulate just emailed me a couple of hours ago and informed me that I need to send my passport to them (who are located in a city 12 hours away) in order that they can issue me the visa. Problem: I have been trying to get this visa for months now, and they have been terribly slow every step of the way. I am worried that I will not get my passport back in time before my flight. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2010 - 18 answers

How can I get an Israel passport?

How can I, a non-Israeli Jew, get an Israeli passport? [more inside]
posted by bindasj on Jul 10, 2010 - 4 answers

What's the absolute fastest way to renew a US passport?

What's the absolute fastest way to renew a US passport? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jul 6, 2010 - 20 answers

How do I get a new picture ID when I don't have a current one to validate that I'm me?

I've maybe lost my passport, the last form of picture ID that I have. Will this greatly impede getting a new one? How long would this mess usually take to get sorted out? I'm in New York City. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Jul 2, 2010 - 19 answers

Traveling Can/US without a passport?

How likely am I to be able to cross the Can -> US border by car without a passport, but with a birth certificate and every other piece of ID under the sun? [more inside]
posted by ~ on Jun 24, 2010 - 15 answers

What can I use as valid ID while I have no valid ID?

I am temporarily without valid ID- what to do? [more inside]
posted by Dormant Gorilla on Jun 21, 2010 - 18 answers

Ready to travel overseas!

Just scored a passport! Ready to utilize it, but where? [more inside]
posted by Junior687 on Jun 3, 2010 - 24 answers

Is a reported lost passport still valid as proof of citizenship?

Is a declared lost but then found passport still valid as proof of citizenship? [more inside]
posted by jng on May 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Indian visa for UK citizen

My girlfriend is about to explode with rage trying to apply for Indian visas for our upcoming holiday. I thought I would ask MetaFilter for help before I offer to take over the process. Has anyone here (ideally a UK citizen) applied recently for an Indian visa? [more inside]
posted by alby on May 17, 2010 - 17 answers

Do you know the way to San Jose with an expired passport?

Can I travel within the US using an expired Canadian passport? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2010 - 18 answers

Travel and return to the UK for non-British spouse without ICFN?

I'm a British native, and my partner is Asian - we've been married for some years (Asian more in the sense of 'outside the EU', which would have made this easier). At the weekend, a wallet containing their ICFN (Immigration Card for Foreign Nationals) was stolen. They urgently need to fly on family matters this weekend, however we're not sure what the status of their return will be without the ICFN [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2010 - 5 answers

What is this symbol on my new US passport?

What is this symbol on the front of my U.S. Passport? [more inside]
posted by aloiv2 on May 1, 2010 - 7 answers

What are the current realistic processing times for receiving a U.S. passport?

What are the current realistic processing times for receiving a U.S. passport? [more inside]
posted by 1001 questions on Apr 28, 2010 - 21 answers

Lines, lines, everywhere lines....

My (German) boyfriend and my(American) self will be going through passport control upon arrival in Chicago (O'Hare). Can we go through the same line? [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on Apr 7, 2010 - 19 answers

One spring break trip to Juarez can't be my only international experience.

Passport help -- my birth certificate was filed more than a year after I was born. State Department says I'm staying put. [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Apr 2, 2010 - 15 answers

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