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2/22/08 Weather Delays
Due to severe weather in the Washington, D.C. metro area many Embassies are closed. The US Government's unscheduled leave policy is in effect which may result in the delay of passport applications. Please also consider the delay of packages sent to you by FedEx. Please visit www.FedEx.com to track your package for delivery information. If your order is completed the tracking number for the return of your documents can be found in the Order Tracking section after you login to your account.
President's Day Closings
Following the executive order of the President of the United States, all federal government offices including U.S Passport Agencies and most foreign embassies will be closed on February 18th, 2008 for President's Day.
Passport Visas Express will also be closed on February 18th, 2008. Please choose your processing time accordingly.
Cameroon Travel Alert
This Travel Alert is being issued to advise American citizens of the unstable security situation in Cameroon. American citizens in Cameroon should limit their movements and exercise extreme caution if required to travel. American citizens outside of Cameroon should defer non-essential travel until the security situation stabilizes and critical services are restored.
Passport Fee Increase
Beginning February 1, 2008, the Department of State will institute a new fee schedule for passport services. At this time applicants will also have the option of pre-ordering a new Passport Card, a low cost, limited use (land and sea only) alternative to the Passport Book designed for those living along the border. In addition, the age for which both parents must appear and sign a passport application on behalf of a child will increase from 14 to 16 years old.
Chinese New Year Closings
Embassy closings for Chinese New Year February 2008:The Embassy of China will be closed from February 7 to 8, 2008
The Embassy of Vietnam will be closed from February 6 to 11, 2008 Visa and Passport services will not be available during these closings.
Land and Sea Travel: U.S. Passports
* JANUARY 31, 2008
U.S. and Canadian citizens will need to present either a WHTI-compliant document, or a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, plus proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate. DHS also proposes to begin alternative procedures for U.S. and Canadian children at that time.
WHTI- What is it and how does it effect me?
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative is a result of the Intelligence Reform and Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA), requiring all travelers to present a passport or other document that denotes identity and citizenship when entering the U.S.
Need to Rush Your Passport or Visa?
PassportVisasExpress.com is a professional expediting company registered with the U.S. Passport Agency. We can expedite your Passport in 24-hours or less and assist travelers with Visas to over 150 countries. It's easy to apply. We offer simple instructions, expert customer service, professional application preparation, and expedited shipping: