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Travel - State Dept 34m
Leave the fancy filters off for your passport photo. A common reason for rejection is that the photo is too light or too dark. Send us those passport photos for a .
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Travel - State Dept 2h
No one likes delays. If you send us an unacceptable photo with your passport application, the process could be delayed and could interfere with your travel plans. Check out the photo regulations here:
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Travel - State Dept 2h
Replying to @Liz_Tillman
You can request expedite service 2-3 weeks at any passport acceptance facility. The passport agencies are different. You must show proof of travel in 2 weeks to apply at a passport agency. More info on where to apply here:
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Travel - State Dept 2h
Replying to @G_Na002
A natural, unexaggerated smile is perfectly fine for your photo!
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Travel - State Dept 2h
Replying to @inshaar11
Yes, correct, your entry photo for the DV Lottery must have been taken within the past six months.
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Travel - State Dept 3h
Even if you have a photo you love from ten years ago, passport photos must be taken within the past six months. Photos older than six months will be rejected, delaying your application!
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Travel - State Dept 6h
Replying to @juanjosembsc @AskTSA
This is a great question for our friends at !
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Travel - State Dept 6h
Security Alert: On Sept 23 the Govt of Jamaica declared a State of Emergency for Central Downtown to counter criminal activity. This allows Jamaican security forces to detain and deport suspicious persons, enter premises, and seize property without warrant.
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Travel - State Dept 9h
Replying to @Liz_Tillman
Appointments at passport agencies are reserved for those with international travel in <2 weeks. You can still request expedited service (2-3 week turnaround) when applying at a passport acceptance facility or renewing by mail. Details here:
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Travel - State Dept 22h
, Demonstration Alert: A strike is expected on Sept 24 and Sept 25, with demonstrations possible near Congreso/Plaza de Mayo/Casa Rosada/Avenida 9 de Julio.
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Travel - State Dept Sep 22
, Demonstration Alert: Demonstrations planned for Sunday September 23 in the area around Sudania 24 TV Station on Al Mashtal Street in Riyadh, one block north of the Sena Hypermarket. Heavy police presence is expected in the area.
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Travel - State Dept Sep 21
Replying to @beaconinthemind
If a passport applicant sends in a blurry photo their photo will be rejected and they will have to submit a new photo.
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Travel - State Dept Sep 21
Common pitfall of passport photos: the photo is too old! If you need to renew or apply for your passport, make sure you submit a recent photo taken within the past six months. If it's too old it could be rejected, holding up your application processing.
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Travel - State Dept Sep 21
When you are getting a picture taken, make sure it isn't too light or too dark - this kind of mistake will hold up your passport application.
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Travel - State Dept Sep 21
Alert: Danish National Police urge individuals living in or visiting the areas of and Northwest to exercise heightened awareness due to a recent increase in gang violence, including shooting incidents.
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Travel - State Dept Sep 21
Alert: From Oct 3, 2018 to Jan 15, 2019, US Embassy will only be conducting emergency services for US citizens, and will not have visa or routine passport services. Travelers requiring routine services after Oct 2 should schedule at US Consulate Johannesburg.
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Travel - State Dept Sep 21
, Demonstration Alert: A demonstration is expected to take place on the morning of Monday, September 24, starting outside the U.S. Embassy on Benson Street and proceeding through downtown Monrovia.
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Travel - State Dept Sep 21
Demonstration Alert: The Federation of Coca Growers of the Provinces of La Convención, Yanatile, and Lares (FEPCACYL) began an indefinite strike in , that could impact tourists using the alternate route to Machu Picchu through Quillabamba.
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Travel - State Dept Sep 21
Replying to @Marie57746959
Safe travels!
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Travel - State Dept Sep 20
When you're ready for your close up, make sure your head is fully visible and you are looking straight at the camera for your passport photo.
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