Question about passports

Discussion in 'Americas' started by pilot, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. pilot

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    If you fill up your passport with one stamp per page, do you need to get more pages before your next trip?
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  2. VelvtRide

    VelvtRide i can haz a motrsykle?

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    LR says his history is this:

    Most countries will stamp on a previously stamped page, although some countries may express that they want to stamp a fresh page. His old passport pages were literally covered with stamps that you couldn't read for they had been stamped over so many times. :lol3
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  3. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Ex-Gov

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    This question comes up at work alot - it's simple.

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    How to Add Extra Pages to Your U.S. Passport
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    IF:
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    Then:
    </td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>1. The visa/stamp pages in your passport are full or close to full (less than two (2) to four (4) blank pages) </td> <td>1. Mail completed form DS-4085, Application for Additional Visa Pages, with your passport to the following address:

    If using USPS:

    National Passport Processing
    P.O. Box 13408
    Philadelphia, PA 19101-3408

    If using other delivery service:

    National Passport Processing
    ATTN: Department 3408
    1617 Brett Road
    New Castle, DE 19720

    2. Click here to Download form DS-4085

    3. Click here for Expedited Service information </td> </tr> <tr> <td>2. You travel extensively and need a new passport </td> <td> You may request more Visa pages in your passport at no additional cost. To do so, please attach a signed request for additional Visa pages to be added to your application.
    Note: 48-page passports are no longer available in the U.S. or abroad.
    </td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td> 3. Fee
    </td> <td>There is no fee for this service unless you require expedited service.
    (See How do I get my passport in a hurry?) </td></tr></tbody></table>
    Linky
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  4. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    Thanks for reminding me. When I left Belize, the woman had to flip around a while to find a place to stamp. I'm glad to see there's no charge for this.

    Jamie
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  5. Robert_C

    Robert_C Long timer

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    What if I am already out of the country and can not be without my passport? Do I request the additional pages and then put them in myself?
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  6. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Ex-Gov

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    Go to the Embassy.
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  7. rboett

    rboett posser noob 205

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    Be aware the passport offices in the US are extremely backed up now due to the law changes. It appears they only work on applications that are needed in two weeks or less when you start complaining and calling.

    Do a google on US passport delays.

    EVen "expedited" is taking months. They are in total reaction mode.
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  8. petefromberkeley

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    Yep, I've done it twice. Done while you wait and you get to cut in line past all the non-Amaericans waiting in line for US Visa's
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  9. jagec

    jagec Been here awhile

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    Actually, getting new pages put in at the embassy while overseas is MUCH faster and more convenient than mailing it in while you're still in the US. We're talking same-day (1 hr when I did it) service compared to months of delay. Not to mention the worry about it getting lost in the mail.
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  10. nscmj3

    nscmj3 Adventurer

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    I applied for a NEW, (not renewed) passport on November 02, 2007 and received it in the mail on November 19, 2007. NO EXPEDITED SERVICE or anything. Just the regular ole' cheap as it can be done service through the USPS. Seems as if the backlog has been unplugged.
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  11. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Good deal.

    I'd guess that the regional offices have different processing times.
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  12. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    I just renewed passports through the mail and it took 12 days. No big deal. Just plan ahead.
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