How to Obtain a Child's PassportWritten by William Manor
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5. Photo ID Your own passport or drivers license will do. 6. Passport Application Form DS-11 Fill out form carefully. Don't sign it until requested by passport acceptance officer. The child's signature is required if he or she is older than 14 years. 7. Two passport photos of your child The State Department has strict rules about passport photos. Your best bet is to get new photos from a professional passport photo service. 8. Payment You will have at least three fees - Passport Application Fee, Execution Fee and Security surcharge. For children age 16 or older, passport fee is $55, security surcharge is $12 and execution fee is $30. The total is $97. For children under age 16, passport fee is $40, security surcharge is $12 and execution fee is $30. The total is $82. An expediting fee of $60 must also be paid to U.S. Department of State if you want to obtain your child's passport within 2 weeks. Want to avoid problems, start early and follow requirements thoroughly. What do you do when a problem does arise? Remember first requirement for obtaining a child's passport.
William Manor is owner and webmaster of U.S. Passport Service Guide, a comprehensive site for travel visa and passport information with reviews of passport expediting services.
Things to see on your next Torrevieja and Alicante holidayWritten by Robert Carlton
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Natural Parks to visit
When you leave Torrevieja on highway marked C-332, you will be heading for Natural park of Lagoons of Mata. To be sure you will be able to visit this paradise correctly, it would be recommendable to get information and book a date because there is a maximum of 35 people allowed at a time. The most interesting fauna are birds like stone curlew and in winter there is a great concentration of diving birds and important nucleus of storks, eagles and and avocets. On other hand, salt swamps export salt all over world. And if that was not enough, salt baths are also recommended for some types of illnesses such as arthritis and skin diseases having become quite popular in 19th century. But best part of this excursion is when sun reflects in these salt mountains.
Even though this city has a lot to do, it is easy and fun to make day excursion travelling up Costa Blanca to visit Santa Pola on outskirts of Alicante, then on to Benidorm with its fantastic theme parks of all kinds, Altea and Javea. Get most out of your stay and travel.
Robert Carlton contributes many articles to http://www.alicante-spain.com/torrevieja.html . The author is working on topics such as travel tips on Alicante and the Costa Blanca Spain.