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  1. Amendment Pages
  2. Anticipated Completion Date
  3. Business visa
  4. Double Entry
  5. Emergency Passport Slot
  6. EPS
  7. Passport
  8. Passport Acceptance Facility
  9. Passport Validity
  10. Pending
  11. Single Entry
  12. Tourist Visa
  13. Triple Entry
  14. Validity
  15. Visa
  16. Visa Validity

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Amendment Pages (Top)

Amendment pages are those pages located in the back of your passport that are reserved for State Department use or notation. For example, when extending the validity of a passport the State Department will place the note on one of the amendment pages. Amendment pages are not to be used for visa issuance. If you need additional visa pages please choose this service from our Passport menu.


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Anticipated Completion Date (Top)

The Anticipated Completion Date is the date we expect to collect your passport/visa from an Embassy or the Passport Agency and send it back to you that afternoon.

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Business visa (Top)

A "business" visa generally permits a traveler to engage in normal business-related activities.

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Double Entry (Top)

Single, double, triple or multiple entry refers to the number of times a person may enter a specific country during the validity of the visa. For example a double entry visa issued for a period of 30 days (the validity) will permit the traveler to enter the country twice within that 30 day period. Single, double, triple or multiple does not refer to the number of travelers or applicants.

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Emergency Passport Slot (Top)

An Emergency Passport Slot (EPS) is a guaranteed reserved application submission. The U.S. Passport Agency has a limited number of Emergency Processing Slots (EPS). If your departure date is in 5 business days or less, you must call Passport Visas Express.com immediately at (888) 596-6028 to reserve an Emergency Passport Slot. If you do not reserve an EPS there is no guarantee we will be able to honor your request for Emergency Passport Processing.

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EPS (Top)

An Emergency Passport Slot (EPS) is a guaranteed reserved application submission. The U.S. Passport Agency has a limited number of Emergency Processing Slots (EPS). If your departure date is in 5 business days or less, you must call Passport Visas Express.com immediately at (888) 596-6028 to reserve an Emergency Passport Slot. If you do not reserve an EPS there is no guarantee we will be able to honor your request for Emergency Passport Processing.

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Passport (Top)

A passport is an officially recognized government document that certifies one's identity and citizenship and permit's a citizen to travel abroad and the case of a United States passport to re-enter the United States.

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Passport Acceptance Facility (Top)

A Passport Acceptance Facility is a government agency, such as a Main Branch Post Office or a local Clerk of the Court, which has been given the authority by the Department of State to act on its behalf in assisting US citizens applying for passports. An agent at the Passport Acceptance Facility will check that your application is in proper order and prepare it for submission.

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Passport Validity (Top)

Passport validity refers to the period of time the passport is valid for or can be used for international travel or for the purpose of verifying your identity. The period of validity can be different according to the age of the passport holder: those who had a passport issued when 16 or older are typically issued a passport with a validity of 10 years, while those who were 15 and under are typically issued a passport with 5 years.

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Pending (Top)

A status of Pending means that we are waiting to receiving your application from you so that we can begin processing your order.

 

If you have more than one item in your order, Pending can also mean we are currently processing one of your order items and the other item(s) will be processed when the current order being processed is completed. It is not possible to process orders simultaneously.



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Single Entry (Top)

Single, double, triple or multiple entry refers to the number of times a person may enter a specific country during the validity of the visa. For example a double entry visa issued for a period of 30 days (the validity) will permit the traveler to enter the country twice within that 30 day period. Single, double, triple or multiple does not refer to the number of travelers or applicants.

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Tourist Visa (Top)

A "tourist" visa is issued specifically for the purpose of travel for pleasure, sightseeing or vacation.

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Triple Entry (Top)

Single, double, triple or multiple entry refers to the number of times a person may enter a specific country during the validity of the visa. For example a double entry visa issued for a period of 30 days (the validity) will permit the traveler to enter the country twice within that 30 day period. Single, double, triple or multiple does not refer to the number of travelers or applicants.

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Validity (Top)

Visa validity refers to the period of time the visa is valid for or can be used to enter the country. The period of validity can be different according to purpose and number of entries. Visa validity also varies from country to country. Most countries issue a visa whose validity begins the day the visa is issued. For example a visa with a 3 months validity would begin the day the visa was issued, January 1 and expire April 1. The traveler would only be allowed to enter during this period.

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Visa (Top)

A visa is an official government document that temporarily authorizes you to be in the country you are visiting. Many countries require a visa to gain entry. The visa usually is in the form of a stamp placed on one of the visa pages in your passport and is obtained from the country you are visiting.

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Visa Validity (Top)

Visa validity refers to the period of time the visa is valid for or can be used to enter the country. The period of validity can be different according to purpose and number of entries. Visa validity also varies from country to country. Most countries issue a visa whose validity begins the day the visa is issued. For example a visa with a 3 months validity would begin the day the visa was issued, January 1 and expire April 1. The traveler would only be allowed to enter during this period.


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