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Old 01-04-22, 01:04 PM
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In practice, fleeing the jurisdiction is only viable if one is rich enough to have the resources (stashed away in an offshore bank and/or wired via family) to live the rest of one's life as a fugitive without having to be employed. (ie. False identities are getting harder and harder to pull off for long periods of time).
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Online renewals will be able to be had online.
Old 01-04-22, 04:29 PM
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Federal Guvmn’t. What’d ya expect?
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Originally Posted by OldDude View Post
You can use the expired passport for renewal for five years after the expiry date. The renewal process is MUCH easier than new application. Even if your passport is expired, I recommend renewing before the five years are up.
Good to know. Mine expired back in September.
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Originally Posted by morriscroy View Post
In practice, fleeing the jurisdiction is only viable if one is rich enough to have the resources (stashed away in an offshore bank and/or wired via family) to live the rest of one's life as a fugitive without having to be employed. (ie. False identities are getting harder and harder to pull off for long periods of time).
Aren't we all rich with a supermodel spouse? We should already have a summer home in another country -- a country without an extradition treaty, as you mentioned?
Old 01-04-22, 06:13 PM
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I saw this on youtube and thought it could fit this thread - fictional movie IDs and passports props!

Old 01-04-22, 06:20 PM
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Yep. You should always have a valid passport. You never know when you might be subpoenaed to testify in front of a grand jury or the senate and have to leave the county on short notice.
Why? I think this is being paranoid. I let mine expire in 2003, and haven't needed to renew or even briefly considered the matter. Especially in these times, I do not plan on leaving the country any time soon, with all the uncertainties and restrictions, why risk it? As for being subpoenaed, well, I plan on that NOT happening. Why spend $200 to $300 on a passport that you'll never use? Wasted time, money, and effort expended. Who the hell wants to wait hours in a passport line unless it's 100% required?
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Why? I think this is being paranoid. I let mine expire in 2003, and haven't needed to renew or even briefly considered the matter. Especially in these times, I do not plan on leaving the country any time soon, with all the uncertainties and restrictions, why risk it? As for being subpoenaed, well, I plan on that NOT happening. Why spend $200 to $300 on a passport that you'll never use? Wasted time, money, and effort expended. Who the hell wants to wait hours in a passport line unless it's 100% required?
I know someone who uses her passport as her ID for everything she can. Her reasoning is that if someone does an identity theft on her passport, they will get in trouble with the Feds. They take that seriously, while the local PD won't if a driver's license is copied.
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I know someone who uses her passport as her ID for everything she can. Her reasoning is that if someone does an identity theft on her passport, they will get in trouble with the Feds. They take that seriously, while the local PD won't if a driver's license is copied.
That's actually a good reason-- for someone who's always on the move, owns a business, or has to expose their ID to public scrutiny very often (ie, multiple times a day at different places, etc). But, who the heck carries a bulky passport book with them as their main form of ID? 1 out of 1000 US citizens?
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Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
Why? I think this is being paranoid. I let mine expire in 2003, and haven't needed to renew or even briefly considered the matter. Especially in these times, I do not plan on leaving the country any time soon, with all the uncertainties and restrictions, why risk it? As for being subpoenaed, well, I plan on that NOT happening. Why spend $200 to $300 on a passport that you'll never use? Wasted time, money, and effort expended. Who the hell wants to wait hours in a passport line unless it's 100% required?
It was a joke. Apparently not a very good one.
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Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
That's actually a good reason-- for someone who's always on the move, owns a business, or has to expose their ID to public scrutiny very often (ie, multiple times a day at different places, etc). But, who the heck carries a bulky passport book with them as their main form of ID? 1 out of 1000 US citizens?
Expats end up doing this when they can't get official id documents in the local jurisdiction they live in. (Independent of whether an expat is a legal or illegal alien).
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Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
That's actually a good reason-- for someone who's always on the move, owns a business, or has to expose their ID to public scrutiny very often (ie, multiple times a day at different places, etc). But, who the heck carries a bulky passport book with them as their main form of ID? 1 out of 1000 US citizens?
You can also use a passport card. Same size as a regular driver's license.
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Yep. Though Passport Cards will limit your subpoena evasion tactics as they can't be used for International Air Travel.
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Yep. Though Passport Cards will limit your subpoena evasion tactics as they can't be used for International Air Travel.
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Wow!!! That was fast, my passport book arrived today and I didnít sign up for rush delivery. The card should come soon enough.
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Slow time of year. There is a rush of applications for people traveling over the holidays and the next rush is spring break so now is a good time to renew.
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Old 02-11-22, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by printerati View Post
I think I know what they were trying to say: it used to be that you could fill out the DS-11 or DS-82 PDF online. If you did, a barcode was printed on the PDF you were required to print and send to the State Department. Presumably, all passport applications are scanned, and if the scanner sees the barcode it knows to use the database information instead of OCRing the paper application. This was supposed to speed up the process. But now they're talking about doing it 100% online, so you don't have to mail new photos and the DS-82 to them at all.

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