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Regular news from several sources related to passports, passport collecting, visa & passport regulations.

New Refugee Travel Document Uganda

1 November, 2014
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Gov’t unveils passports for refugees, Publish Date: Oct 30, 2014   Hassan Warsame, a refugee from Somalia displays his passport. PHOTO/Mary Kansiime By Cecilia Okoth (newvision) KAMPALA – Government has started issuing passports to refugees living in Uganda to ease their movement to other countries. According to Hillary Onek, the Minister of Relief and Disaster Preparedness, the move will enable legal refugees to seek study, business and medical opportunities...

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eBay Customer Service Is Bottom Quality II

22 October, 2014
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ANOTHER BAD EXPERIENCE Since 11 days my eBay account is restricted. I can buy but not sell! By accident I changed my registered address instead of the shipping address and the trouble begun. Instantly I got a notification to CALL eBay CS in Hong Kong for security reasons! I did so instantly and was talking to a HK girl with very poor English skills. However after she asked me...

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New US Passport In 2016

15 October, 2014
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A new US Passport is scheduled for 2016 and here are the core facts… The chip, embedded in the information page, will be protected by a polycarbonate coating that helps prevent your book from getting wet or bending when you sit on it, or drop it off the Eiffel Tower The US is going back to its old ways and putting numbers on its passports pages, whether you get the standard 28-page book,...

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Interpol Stolen and Lost Travel Documents Database

8 September, 2014
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INTERPOL’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database enables INTERPOL National Central Bureaus and other authorized law enforcement entities (such as immigration and border control officers) to ascertain the validity of a travel document in seconds. The SLTD database was created in 2002, following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in the US, to help member countries secure their borders and protect their citizens from terrorists and other dangerous...

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NZten.com – Bring Back Ten-Year Passport

30 August, 2014
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NZten.com is the website which aims to bring back the 10 Year New Zealand Passport NZ passports were once valid for 10 years. This changed in 2005 when the validity was cut to 5 years but the passport fees were more than doubled to NZ$153 today. I was in contact with Kyle Lockwood, spokesman for New Zealand Ten Year Passports and we discussed about the validity of passports. Visit...

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French Passport on Sheep Skin (!)

16 August, 2014
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Well, here just an example of a readers request for support… Subject: 19th Century French PassportThis is a very unusual passport in that it is dated 1801 and printed on sheepskin. The owner contacted me to help him place an insurance value on it because he now lives in Houston, TX, not Paris. Can you help a little bit? Please. The dimensions are 19″ x 21″ for the piece...

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SCAM ALERT! ATTENTION!

14 August, 2014
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Update 22th Aug : Further Scam emails are: hakeemahmed@live.com naseefapple@gmail.com ahmanfas@gmail.com rizvimdm@gmail.com lalithgunadasa@gmail.com navin41@hotmail.commaxbrown073@gmail.com   ATTENTION! SCAM ALERT! Currently there are guys offering old British Ceylon passports for insane high prices. I was contacted from 7 different people asking between $18.000 and $30.000 US for such a document in bad quality! This is one of the guys who was contacting me claiming he sold 2 of these passports to...

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eBay US Customer Service Is Bottom Quality!

13 August, 2014
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eBay US Customer Service Is Bottom Quality and unfortunately the get away with it! Just another worse eBay experience! I listed a old obsolete US passport and eBay cancelled my listing within a few hours referring to the “Government & ID policy” and stating that I listed a non-US document. Obviously they are wrong but it doesn’t help as you can’t contact them to fix the issue. With the...

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PayPal quietly charges fees

1 August, 2014
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Paypal has quietly started charging for using the Friends and Family transaction While it still says on the Paypal site, in at least two different places, that “It’s always free to send money to friends and family when you use your PayPal balance or bank account,” as you can clearly see from the screen shot below, that is suddenly not true, at least for certain transactions. “It’s always free...

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ISRAEL Border Control Clearance

21 July, 2014
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As I just learned from my friend Avi, Israel has a new system of Border Control Clearance and is not stamping your passport any more when entering or leaving the country. Instead you will get a so called “Border Control Clearance” – Slip as shown. This procedure is introduced since end of 2013. If you have any evidence in your passport of having visited Israel, you can be denied...

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