Just how long have passports been around? Why do we need them? How many people have them?
The questions are endless and the background behind U.S. passports is pretty comprehensive. That’s why we created this infographic to give you a little history lesson. There’s more to that little blue book than you know! Explore below.
After a trip abroad, standing in line for hours at the airport is the last thing you want to do. Smartphone-equipped travelers can already check in for flights, find the best lounge areas, and even order in-airport food delivery from the palm of their hand. Isn’t there a way to speed up re-entry into the ... Read More ›
The recently disclosed Marriott data breach was one of the largest in history. Marriott now reports that about 383 million guests of its various hotel chains had their data exposed over the course of multiple years.
The attack, interestingly, did not affect guests of Marriott-branded hotels but rather the guests of Starwood hotels, which were ... Read More ›
Misprints in a US passport can range from an incorrect spelling of a name, missing data on the biographical information page, place of birth, date of birth, and more. When your passport has a mistake on it, there are a few ways to get the problem fixed.
If you aren’t in a hurry
FEE: None, other than ... Read More ›
If you or someone that you know has been convicted of a sex crime that requires registration on a federal and/or local sex offender registry, you may have a lot of questions about what that means with regards to travel outside of the country.
(Please note that this article should not be construed as legal advice. ... Read More ›
Every year, the Henley Passport Index issues a report on the strength of different passports around the world. The “strongest” passport in the world is the one that lets the bearer enter the most countries without obtaining a visa (or a visa on arrival) first. In 2018, the country with the strongest passport was Germany. ... Read More ›
You submitted your application through the post office 4 weeks ago, and you expect it to arrive any day now. Low and behold, instead of a passport in your mailbox, there is a letter issued by the Passport Agency alerting you that they need additional documents or information to issue your passport. You know that ... Read More ›
Your semester in China is right around the corner, and all you need is your China student visa! Most Chinese Consulates, including the Chicago Consulate, require students who are staying in China for over 180 to be fingerprinted when they apply for their visa. This means they have to apply in person at a Consulate, ... Read More ›
Applying to renew your Chinese passport requires an in person visit to a Chinese Consulate. Not every state has a Chinese Consulate, so for many people this means they have to travel out of state to get their Chinese passport.
The China Consulate is broken up into jurisdictions. When you apply for a Chinese passport, or ... Read More ›