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Passport Requirement

What is Passport ?

A passport is a document which by its nature and purpose is a political document for the benefit of its holder. it recognizes him as a citizen of the country granting it and is in the nature of a request to the other country for his free passage there. There can, therefore, be no doubt that a passport is a document of importance for travel abroad and is of considerable value to the holder.

passport is an identity of a person during his stay in foreign country, the nationality of person is not recognised in other country. So without a passport a person cannot be permitted to move into another country. Passport can be used basides identity or recognition, for different purposes.

Passport Requirements

The following are the Passport requirements :

Passport Renewal

All passports are to be renewed 10 years after the date of issuance and the following is required when applicants keep their appointments :

  1. Expired Passport

  2. 3 Passport photographs (Full frontal face view)

  3. Marriage certificate (if applicant needs to change her maiden name to her married name)

  4. Birth Certificate (If included in mother's passport)

  5. Legal Documents if you need to change your name, eg. Birth certificate, affidavit of amendment.

  6. Resident Alien Card (Green Card) or any other ID

  7. A fee specified in cash or money order only

Passport Extensions

All passports are required to be extended after 5 years from the date of issuance with the following requirements:

  1. Current Passport

  2. Marriage Certificate (if applicant needs to change her maiden name to her married name)

  3. A Fee specified in cash or Money Order only.

Certificate of Identity

Those people who have lost their passports and are required to travel urgently following document are required.

  1. Resident Alien Card (Green Card) or any other photo ID or birth certificate

  2. 3 Passport Photographs (full frontal view)

  3. A fee of specified in cash or Money Order only

  4. The certificate of identity is valid for a one-way journey.

Lost Passports

The following must be submitted to the Immigration Office either directly or with assistance from relatives or through contact with the Consulate General.

  1. Full names as were written exactly in the lost passport

  2. Place and date of birth

  3. Place and date of issuance of lost passport (if possible)

  4. Number of lost passport (if possible)

  5. Residence telephone number

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