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New Members of the Hague Convention

Posted by Courtney Leonard on Aug 16, 2016 9:25:15 AM

 

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High-Tech Visas Under Debate Regarding Immigration

Posted by washingtonexp on Apr 10, 2013 8:48:00 AM

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. Senator Durbin has taken the lead on issues, such as firms that outsource overseas and wage increases for higher-skilled foreign workers with H-1B Visas. High-tech officials feel Senator Durbin's fight risks punishing companies that have nothing to do with the foreign worker abuse he is pursuing to end.

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TSA To Expedite Screening for Faster Travel For Disabled Military

Posted by washingtonexp on Apr 3, 2013 8:47:00 AM

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 both of his prosthetic legs. Although he had the prosthetic legs, he had limited mobility. He could not stand of walk on his own merit. The TSA screener, however, asked the Marine to stand or walk, so they could perform examination on the wheelchair. After putting the prosthetic legs back on, he was put through the same screening process at another point while pursuing to travel. The TSA screener denies the allegations.

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

Posted by washingtonexp on Feb 6, 2013 9:38:28 AM

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.

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Philippines Announces Faster Visa Processing For Tourist Extensions

Posted by washingtonexp on Nov 13, 2012 8:26:22 AM

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.

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Manila Philippines Opens Passport Processing Center

Posted by washingtonexp on Oct 31, 2012 11:42:50 AM

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.

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Places To Travel On 4th of July

Posted by washingtonexp on Jul 3, 2012 11:00:04 AM

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.

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U.S. Announces Online Application For Passport Cards

Posted by washingtonexp on Feb 11, 2012 9:00:49 AM

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.

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Traveler Successfully Uses iPad Instead Of Actual Passport

Posted by washingtonexp on Jan 10, 2012 4:22:04 AM

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 long pause before wishing me a Merry Christmas." He also used it tocross the border back home that same day.
There are other stated facts about the incident by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection that aided to Mr. Reisch success. No one can cross the U.S. border with merely a scanned image alone. "In this case, the individual had both a driver's license and birth certificate, which the CBP officer used to determine identity and citizenship in order to admit the traveler into the country," said spokeswoman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Jenny Burke. Canada ended the driver's license only policy to cross the border in 2009.

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ISO9001 Certified Visa Services

Posted by washingtonexp on Mar 27, 2011 10:08:15 PM

ISO 9001 certified? Many companies may know what this means. In business, it is an international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is a certification acquired based upon a company's Quality Management System (QMS). This means that a company claiming to have a QMS meeting the requirements of ISO 9001, has been assessed and determined to have the ability to effectively provide consistent service within their area of business.

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