[NA-Discuss] Travel Updates

Garth Bruen gbruen at knujon.com
Thu Feb 28 22:43:33 UTC 2013


I picked up my visa this morning. I had to wait in one line to get a plastic
card with a number, was told to go and wait on another line. 

On this visit to the visa office I saw a big poster stating that they no
longer issued "same day" visas. This poster was not visible from the
drop-off line I stood in the week before. 

Let me know if anyone else has problems.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:na-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] On Behalf Of Alan
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 5:31 PM
To: Evan Leibovitch; Avri Doria
Cc: NARALO Discussion List
Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] Travel Updates

At 22/02/2013 02:17 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:

>There's no consistency.
>I also have a trip from a previous passport (Canadian passports are 
>only good for 5 years but the visa application asks for trips up to 10 
>years back). Based on Avri's advice I had my old passport ready with 
>me(*), but they never asked to see it, I had written the Visa number on 
>the application, which may have been good enough).

And I told them about a previous visa but didn't think to put the number on
the form and no problem.

>(*) - I don't know about US practice, but when renewing a passport in
>Canada they usually ask for -- and destroy -- your old one. You have to
>explicitly ask for the old one back, at which time they give you dirty
>looks, then stamp things on it and cut its corners. At one time I thought
>that asking for old passports back was just for nostaliga, but as Avri
>found out there occasionally CAN be a practical need. So when your passport
>expires, do what you can to hang onto it.

I've had them cut a small corner off or pierce it with some holes or 
stamp cancelled on the ID pages, but that's it. Last time I had to 
renew early because the PP was already full, and I was explicitly 
told that they were just cutting off a discreet corner of the cover 
and ID page so that I could keep the rest as a souvenir.


>I have my visa.  Now I just need to work out flights.

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