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  • How To Know Which Type of Apostille You Need

    22 August 2018

    It can be difficult to navigate which type of Apostille is the right one to use. For those who do not know what or why an Apostille would be used…an Apostille is a form of authentication issued to documents for use in countries that participated in The Hague Convention Treaty of 1961. The Apostille seals and signatures on public documents makes sure they can be recognized in other foreign countries that are also members of the Treaty. For Non-Federal documents, each individual secretary of state for each respective state has the responsibility of issuing the correct seal. For Federal documents, those ...

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  • Time to Authenticate Your Documents

    19 July 2018

    Documentation has become an important aspect of everyday life as people become more mobile across countries. If you are only traveling within the United States you likely will not have to deal with getting your documents authenticated. However, if you are traveling outside of the United States and you are intending to use your documents, you need to get your documents authenticated! We often hear that this process can be headache inducing and that is what Washington Express Visas is here for. We want to make this process as easy as possible for you. Here are our tips and recommendations when ...

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  • High-Tech Visas Under Debate Regarding Immigration

    10 April 2013 High-Tech Visas Under Debate Regarding Immigration

    Immigration is a critical subject currently, as the white house pursues to reach a deal that satisfies all sides. One of the issues that has risen within the debate are high-tech visas. It appears it is now rising many concerns, as even senators make their responses to the visa topic. Fox News reported yesterday that senators are debating over whether to increase visa accessibility to high-tech workers. Also, the dispute is over how to discipline companies that train these workers in the US, then send them back overseas to continue working. Senator Dick Durbin is one of the main senators involved. ...

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  • TSA To Expedite Screening for Faster Travel For Disabled Military

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    03 April 2013 TSA To Expedite Screening for Faster Travel For Disabled Military

    TSA has made great strides in advancement of security measures since 9/11 to keep travelers safe. However, some of those measures have caused some travelers to feel violated. One past example is the use of graphic airport body scanners. Now, a recent wounded military personnel's encounter with TSA screening has sparked more change in the right direction. The TSA will begin to expand its' program for expedited screening through airports for inactive-duty and inactive "wounded warriors" reported CNN late last week. The expanding of the expedited screening military program comes as a result of a disabled Marine being requested to remove ...

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  • Canada Set To Launch Start-Up Visas To Draw Entrepreneur Immigrants

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    06 February 2013 Canada Set To Launch Start-Up Visas To Draw Entrepreneur Immigrants

    As an immigrant entrepreneur, having the opportunity to start a business is one of the most highly-developed countries in the world like Canada can be rewarding. The country is now set the launch start-up visas to help their overall economy thrive. Canada has announced they will launch a new start-up visa program for skilled-working immigrants who desire to set up new companies reported Yahoo News. The new program will officially begin April 1st of this year. The push is to help their immigration system align with their economic goals, resulting in a positive effect on their economy. "Our new start-up visa ...

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  • Philippines Announces Faster Visa Processing For Tourist Extensions

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    13 November 2012 Philippines Announces Faster Visa Processing For Tourist Extensions

    Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park and the historic town of Vigan are just a few of the tourist attractions the Philippines has to offer.  The Philippines is a beautiful country to behold.  It has over 7,100 islands to choose from, which are full of rich lands and tropical climates.   Tourism is important there, and the country's government desires for it to grow. The country is seeking to create a higher level of tourism and has made a recent effort to make this a reality.  Yahoo News reported via GMA News that the Philippines Bureau of Immigration announces they will be instituting expediting ...

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  • Manila Philippines Opens Passport Processing Center

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    31 October 2012 Manila Philippines Opens Passport Processing Center

    Manila is the capital city of the Philippines and has a lot to offer for tourism. Manila is known for many attractions, including the world's oldest Chinatown, the walled city of Intramuros, museum, and art. Now, Manila is also going be known by its' own citizens as the city they can come to when they need to government services to travel. The Department of Foreign Affairs opens a passport processing center in Manila at SM (Super Mall) City Manila reported the Yahoo News via the Manila Bulletin. The location of the NCR-West satellite office is strategically located within the Super Mall, ...

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  • Places To Travel On 4th of July

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    03 July 2012 Places To Travel On 4th of July

    Independence Day, also known as the 4th of July, is the holiday the US commemorates our Declaration of Independence. It is one of the most popular holidays during the year. It also occurs during the best season to travel and have a hot, fun vacation. Statistically from the AAA, 42.3 million Americans will be traveling for the holiday this year, the highest amount within a decade. Whether you are traveling to the United States or abroad, there are some beautiful place in the world to enjoy. If you are taking a vacation this week and seeking where to travel on the ...

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  • U.S. Announces Online Application For Passport Cards

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    11 February 2012 U.S. Announces Online Application For Passport Cards

    As of 2012, reports have found over 110 million of United States citizens possess a passport.  This is one-third of the total US population and a record number for the world giant.  Due to further attempts to make travel as safe as possible, this record indicates passports are being viewed by many now as a necessity for travel. The US Department of State continues to help passport holders ability to travel and has announced a pilot program of an online application for passport cards.  It will be valid for 10 years.  This card can be used to travel from the US ...

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  • Traveler Successfully Uses iPad Instead Of Actual Passport

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    10 January 2012 Traveler Successfully Uses iPad Instead Of Actual Passport

    MSNBC recently reported a man successfully uses his iPad to cross the border into the United States.  Canadian traveler Martin Reisch was thirty minutes to border crossing, realizing he had left his actual passport at home.  He decided to make an attempt of displaying to the U.S. Border officer a scanned copy of his passport from his iPad.  "I thought I'd at least give it a try," Reisch said. "He took the iPad into the little border hut. He was in there a good five, six minutes. It seemed like an eternity. When he came back he took a good ...

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