How to Obtain a Child's Passport

Written by William Manor

You won't findrepparttar first requirement for obtaining a child's passport onrepparttar 146979 U.S. Department of State's offical list. That doesn't mean it is no less necessary. What is it? A large dose of patience.

Overrepparttar 146980 last few years, new requirements have been added to guaranteerepparttar 146981 security of children. While these measures serve a worthy objective, they do tend to complicaterepparttar 146982 process.

To help you get throughrepparttar 146983 process as quickly and easily as possible, I've put together a list of things you need to take with you when applying for a child's passport.

1. Your child

That's right. Since February 2004,repparttar 146984 State Deparment requires your child to appear in person.

2. Both parents or legal guardians

If a parent or guardian cannot appear, either a notarized letter of permission (Form DS-3035) must be provided or some other documented explanation such as proof of sole custody, an adoption decree or a death certificate ofrepparttar 146985 deceased parent.

3. Proof of citizenship

This can be a certified birth certificate fromrepparttar 146986 registar's office inrepparttar 146987 state whererepparttar 146988 child was born. Other acceptable documents are a previous fully valid U.S. passport, a Report of Birth Abroad, a Certification of Birth Abroad or a Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization.

4. Proof of relationship to child

You can established your relationship torepparttar 146989 child with a certified birth certificate, Certificate of Birth Abroad, adoption decree or court order of legal guardianship. Previous U.S. passports are not accepted as proof of relationship.

Things to see on your next Torrevieja and Alicante holiday

Written by Robert Carlton

Torrevieja is one ofrepparttar most important summer holiday spots inrepparttar 146978 province of Alicante, about 50 kilometres fromrepparttar 146979 city of Alicante and making up what is known asrepparttar 146980 Costa Blanca or The White Coast. Torrevieja andrepparttar 146981 town of Pilar de la Horadada are inrepparttar 146982 southern tip,repparttar 146983 last towns before you head intorepparttar 146984 province of Murcia. When making holiday plans, if you are to arrive there by plane,repparttar 146985 closest airport would berepparttar 146986 one in Alicante calledrepparttar 146987 Altet. It has great flight combinations withrepparttar 146988 rest of Europe, especially when flying in from England. It would only take you about half an hour atrepparttar 146989 most to get safely to your hotel if you have thought about a car hire. Look forrepparttar 146990 highway marked N-332 heading south and you are set. There are some bus companies connecting Torrevieja with Alicante, Elche, Murcia and other towns and cities. There are even hotels which haverepparttar 146991 convenient service of picking up its guests. And if you are in a hurry or do not want to be bothered driving and wish to take inrepparttar 146992 lovely scenery, then a taxi would do you well.

Salt and Habaneras from Torrevieja

In order to give directions, everyone referred to this town as whererepparttar 146993 old tower is and therefore in Spanish - Torrevieja, which when translated to English means ‘ an old tower’. This swampy marsh area has been known for its high quality production of salt and one ofrepparttar 146994 places frquently used to storerepparttar 146995 dried salt was in towers. There was one particular tower which was knocked down when this area was hit by an earthquake in 1829. Even nowadays, this whole area is constantly being shaken by earthquakes, one ofrepparttar 146996 last ones was just a few months ago. Although it is visited thanks to its beautiful beaches such asrepparttar 146997 Cura,repparttar 146998 Locos orrepparttar 146999 Mata, it is also visited because it has become popular for its habaneras, Cuban music. One might think that it is quite strange that such far away music has planted its roots so strongly in a little salt mining town in Spain. But there is a very reasonable explanation. Torrevieja carried on a constant flow of salt trading with Cuba andrepparttar 147000 sailors who did this route were spellbound by this lively music and wanted to share it with their home folks and brought it back here. As we can well see, its has been happily transmitted from one generation to another. There is a fantastic international music festival of habaneras held annually atrepparttar 147001 end of July orrepparttar 147002 beginning of August. If you are inrepparttar 147003 area at this time ofrepparttar 147004 year and wish further details,repparttar 147005 Patronizer ofrepparttar 147006 Competition ( Patronato Municipal del Certamen International de Habaneras ) can help you or look inrepparttar 147007 web.

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