The State Department filed notice 59 days ago of an intended rule change and the creation of form DS-5513. Seems innocuous enough, right? Read the form and you might reconsider. The form will become part of the requirements for passport applicants. It is horribly invasive - list every address you ever lived at, every job you ever held and every school you ever attended - and those are the easier questions. If you were born at home or outside the USA then the requirements are WAY worse. Full details of the "circumstances of your birth including the names (as well as address and phone number, if available) of persons present or in attendance at your birth," are requested on the form. These things are open to public comment for only 60 days, meaning that today is the last day to send in your objections. Travel is a great equalizer across cultures and around the world. It deserves to be encouraged and supported, not made more difficult through onerous bureaucratic crap. Express your displeasure today by sending a quick email on the topic. The easiest way to do so is to email GarciaAA@state.gov. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and OMB control number in any correspondence. For this particular abomination those details are DS-5513 and Biographical Questionnaire for U.S. Passport; there is no OMB control number currently assigned. If you want to see a sample letter (the one I sent in earlier this afternoon) check out my version here: http://boardingarea.com/blogs/thewa...g-a-us-passport-about-to-become-a-lot-harder/.