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Passport Update

Well, it doesn't seem actually that bad. Cover color is faded a bit and no longer has clean edges. Pages are all intact, including the lamination on the first page where my picture and info is. Stamps are all there, some a bit faded, though the Belize bled through like two pages. So we'll see how it goes, taking birth certificate, and as many other forms of picture id that I can find with me. Then hoping embassy in Geneva can issue a new one on Monday.



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Apr. 22nd, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
TRY NOT TO GET YOUR PASSPORT REISSUED ABROAD DUE TO DAMAGE/LOSS. Seriously, I allcapsed that because, if you do, you may get an interrogation every time you return to the US. I certainly do. From what I remember on losing my US passport (once when I was 15 and once in 2003), US embassies (or consulates, which is what Geneva will be, on account of not being in a capital city*) do not issue full-term passports, and just give you a one-year temp passport, so you'd have to mail it off to the passport service once you return home. If you can return home with a mangled passport and a shitload of ID, that's the best plan, I think.

*exceptions exist in countries like Israel, where very few embassies are located in Jerusalem, which Israel considers its capital but which international law still considers disputed territory.
Apr. 22nd, 2007 12:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I got into Geneva just fine. More worried about getting into Brussels than back home in San Francisco. Then have a week before I goto Munich.
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