Showing posts with label e-passport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label e-passport. Show all posts

September 29, 2010

An image below is a front cover of an electronic United States of America passport or also called as "e-passport" as "e" is an acronym or initial of electronic. It is color dark-blue-black. It is a little bit pricey than my Philippines e-passport but it is ten years of expiration unlike the former is only five years. Each other is just pretty similar, it just differs on color and there's famous quotations on each of the pages of USA e-passport. And also an American passport can be renewed by mail providing the necessary documents and fees unlike the former which applicant should need to have a personal appearance because it needs a personal picture right from consulate's office. Pretty sure in no time Philippines e-passport hopefully can be renewed online too.
USA e-passport
DH also renewed after days I got mine renewal. He just only found out that his passport already expired so renewed too, it arrived after weeks, earlier than maximum told. It arrived last September 24th. Now he has his passport renewed and can now fly anywhere he likes including my birth country. :-)

Let us not forget that "a journey of international miles begins with a passport" - from yours truly. :-)

September 27, 2010

The new passport which I applied last August 6th actually arrived this month (September)'s 2nd week, specifically on the 10th or 11th date. It was not sure what day it arrived since on that 10th day I was not able to get the mail which is unusual to me because I get mails everyday. Okay, it only seldom I lapsed one day. So that explains which perhaps it arrived on 10th or the next day. Nonetheless, it arrives on my hand though. :-) And did I tell you, it is an e-passport already? Yes, it is an electronic passport. By the way, Philippine Consulate e-passport issuance began just June this year. Below is its front image and first page. Yes, it is colored brown not green anymore. I got old green one.
Philippines e-passportfirst page Philippines e-passport
And if you do not know, it is good for five years and before five years, it advisable to be renewed before its expiration date. Like for example Philippines passport was issued August 17, 2010 then it will expire on August 16, 2015. And so that was all about it. It was by the way my first time to renew my passport after marriage and had to report my marriage with my DH especially that my surname now was my DH's surname. I just remembered a co-applicant for renewal from Utah (Los Angeles is the place of passport renewal among states, she didn't report her marriage first and ended up her line-up time is a waste because she has to go first the marriage report. Imagine an hour (or perhaps hours) of waiting which ended up nothing. So just as an unsolicited advise. Please read the requirements before any attempt or else you'll be processing back to zero. A lesson to learn for her and advance learning to you too. :-) Glad I got mine without any hassles and I can travel now to my birth country at any time. :-)
new and old Philippines passport
On the left (green-colored) is an old passport while on the right (brown-colored) is the new, an e-passport. Can you spot its difference aside from its color?

 
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