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Passport Rules Eased Temporarily

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By Admin on June 08, 2007 9:19 AM

The U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security have announced that, through September 30, 2007, U.S. citizens traveling to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda who have applied for -- but not yet received -- passports will temporarily be allowed to enter and depart from the U.S. by air, provided they have government-issued photo identification and official proof (from the Department of State) that they have applied for a passport. According to the State Department, "the federal government is making this accommodation for air travel due to longer than expected processing times for passport applications in the face of record-breaking demand." New passport requirements went into effect on January 23, 2007.