Changes in Passport procedures

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  1. flynhwn

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    At the end of this year, the State Department is doing away with adding pages to US passports entirely. So if you fill your pages up, you'll have to get a new passport altogether. After Dec. 31, all passports issued by the State Department will have 52 pages (called the jumbo book) that last for 10 years, or until there's no space for stamps. After that, frequent travelers simply have to apply for a new passport.
     
  2. Gargoyle
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    Sounds like a pita.
     
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    I got two "packs" of pages added last year, glad I did this. That said the way they add the pages (at least two packs) for me wasn't that great, one of the "packs" of pages protrudes out of the passport book. That said it does make my passport look well traveled :)
     
  4. Mikus33

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    I've been meaning to add pages due to this for a while. I need to go ahead and get on it. I kinda like having as many travels recorded in one passport as possible.
     
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  5. Laptop Nomad

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    I just had two sets of pages put in mine. So I hope I am good to 2018.
     
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    ...thinks about passports, extensions and this... :)

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  8. Dublin_rfk

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    I'm sure it will be. But considering my current passport came as a previous edition, standard size with pages added. I am not going to hold my breath as I wait.
     
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    As for the well traveled look, I should look as good as my passport. My photo looks better than I do.
     
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  10. daninstl

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    Seems like there should be an easier way. I would also support some sort of expedited service at big hub airports or something like global entry, etc. to make it easier for frequent travelers.
     
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    hey at least you guys get 52 pages...we get 36 for a 10 year and we also have this policy - full? get a new one.
     
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    Some ports of entry don't use stamps anymore which is kind of a plus (eg. HKG), they just give you a slip that you have to keep on you until your departure. But that increases the chances of you losing it.
     
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    Reminds me I have no space got to add pages.
     
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    Get them added while you're overseas. Embassies do them while you wait.
     
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    It's less messy than the old accordion pages they used to stick to the end of the pages bound into the original passport. Those *really* looked sloppy -- er -- "well traveled".
     
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    I have dual citizen ship: US & Ireland
    Going to Europe and would like to get stamps of entry in both passports.

    SO SEA- DUB APR 20
    Can I get Irish Customs to stamp both passports(US-Ireland)????

    I will then travel on US passport during rest of Europe travels.
    I do undertsand European Union gets only ONE stamp at point of entry for US passport.
     
  17. kabbalahrocks

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    as far as i understand, you MUST enter each country ONLY with the passport of THAT country. If you hold IRISH citizenship you MUST present your IRISH passport. You will NOT get a stamp in your IRISH passport. THis is just a cursory control to welcome back to ireland. STAMPS in passports are to show right to stay or which visa you are given etc.
    When entering the USA you can ONLY present your USA passport.
    Ii do not think they will stamp your irish passport, and they certainly will not stamp your USA passport as it is not legal to enter a country with a passport that is not your citizenship.
    happy travels
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    The U.S. law says that they are OK with dual citizenship (and use of your other passport in other countries), but you must exit/enter the U.S. using your U.S. passport.

    Thus I leave US on US passport but when I enter Ireland I use my Irish passport it probably applies the same. Now the US will know I have 2 passports since no Ireland entry stamp will show in my US passport.

    Now when I fly Dublin-Berlin, Germany is in European Union and no more entry stamps. When I return Munich to US I will again go back to US passport to enter USA.

    Dual passport is crazy!!!!!! I need to check more into this!
     
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    Makes me glad that when I renewed my passport last spring, I opted for the 52-page version!
     
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    I presume you show your Irish passport when departing Munich to account for your presence in Schengen?
     
  21. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    There is an easy fix if this is too much trouble for you :)
     
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    I think you'd show the Irish passport because the U.S. passport wouldn't have an entry stamp documenting when you entered the country.
     
  23. euromannn
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    My Passport update on dual passports:
    AA has advised me I can travel on my US passport throughout Europe.

    Even though I am a citizen of Ireland and hold an Irish passport also I do not have to show it at entry into country and can only show US.

    I will hold Irish passport in seclusion until I need EU VISA option.

    But I will ask in DUBLI
    Who said Schengen? China?????
     
  24. Newscience

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    You could always move south and fix that! ;)
     
  25. ACMM
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    Much more beneficial for us to stay north than in the excited states of 'merica :p
     
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