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Passport Numbers Should be Kept upon Renewal

Passport Numbers Should be Kept upon Renewal

Old Dec 13, 19, 2:28 am
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Passport Numbers Should be Kept upon Renewal

I think that you should keep your same Passport# like a Driver's License or State ID when you renew your passport. In addition I think all renewal passports should be same day and you only pay $50 if done online. Like Global Entry all you do is upload your new photo on the website ,fill out the form. Instead of your photo appearing on the physical passport it's stored on the chipand machine readable portion. Also all countries should get rid of the 6 month validity rul and if you reapply 6 days before a flight providing your PNR your passport auto updates

For lost passports you go to USPS and they can replace it for n 2 days. . I along with many others don't like waiting 6-8 weeks in between passports, loosing call d time we paid for I think we should be pro rated or our dAte gets pushed out by 6 months. I can understand new passports taking a long time. If your passport is flagged then you would be required to go to a local.major Post Office with Passport center akin to Global Entty so your GE should be linked to your passport and automatically updates so h your extended passport.

With the new Chips a passport could be linked to your Driver's License and State ID and you are given a card like a credit card with a chip. All Visas would be electronic like China would switch to E Visas. Stamps would be obsolete andthere wild be nine of this 52 page books

By having this E passport it's easy for it to be cancelled if it's most and transferred to a new Drivers License like card. So the current Passport Card is your passport As many countries as possible would adopt E Boarded that you can register for when booking your tickets. All cleared people get an email leaving agents to work with higher security risk passengers.

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Old Dec 14, 19, 7:02 am
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As an long term foreign resident, the changing passport number has always been a bother because my passport number was used to register for various services. For example, my cable TV account uses a number from 4 passports ago. But I wonder if there's an identity security benefit to changing pp #s . You're not spreading the same identity number around dozens of countries, many of which likely have substandard data security, for your whole life. I suppose that the reality is that a very small percentage of passport holders are frequent and consistent international travelers and would benefit from such a policy. It would be nice for it to be an option for us.

I'm in favor of the rest of your suggestions. It seems most passport and visa stamp policies haven't changed since the age of steam liners. The "6 months until expiry" rule is particularly infuriating. (For my family, that is. My passport always fills with visa stamps well before expiry.)
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Old Dec 14, 19, 8:50 am
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I see no reason why we shouldn’t keep the same passport number. I don’t really worry about the number being compromised by long term use. Outside of foreign travel, flying or cruising, or as part of my Federal government security clearance I have never been asked for or provided my passport number for any loan, credit card, etc. I might have provided it to the state as part of the RealID process but don’t recall. Point is unlike my Social Security Number and state driver’s license number my passport number is rarely used.
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