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Week 3 Passports Homelandsecurity

  1. 1. Boomer Buzz Travel Talk Series By Dianne Tuttle, CTC
  2. 2. <ul><li>Passports </li></ul><ul><li>Visa’s </li></ul><ul><li>Homeland Security </li></ul>
  3. 3. Passports
  4. 4. FAQ- Passports <ul><li>Where do I get a passport application </li></ul><ul><li>How do I renew my passport </li></ul><ul><li>My child who is under 18 needs a passport </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP)? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I do if there is no birth record on file for me? </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the difference between a passport and a visa? <ul><li>A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies the identity and nationality of the bearer. A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries. </li></ul><ul><li>A visa is an endorsement or stamp placed by officials of a foreign country on a U.S. passport that allows the bearer to visit that foreign country.  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Visa’s – What are they?
  7. 7. Visa Requirements Australia <ul><li>U.S. citizens may travel to Australia on a valid U.S. passport with an Australian visa </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), which replaces a visa and allows a stay of up to three months. </li></ul><ul><li>The ETA is free of charge </li></ul><ul><li>American citizens who overstay their ETA or visa, even for short periods, may be subject to detention and removal. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Homeland Security
  9. 9. The 3-1-1 <ul><li>Air travelers may now carry liquids, gels and aerosols in their carry-on bag when going through security checkpoints. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 3-1-1 <ul><li>3-1-1 for carry-ons = </li></ul><ul><li>3 ounce bottle or less; </li></ul><ul><li>1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; </li></ul><ul><li>1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. </li></ul><ul><li>One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. </li></ul><ul><li>3 oz. container size is a security measure. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Traveler Redress Inquiry Program <ul><li>Is a single point of contact for individuals who have inquiries or seek resolution regarding difficulties they experienced during their travel screening at transportation hubs - like airports and train stations - or crossing U.S. borders. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Traveler Redress Inquiry Program <ul><li>If you have been denied or delayed airline boarding </li></ul><ul><li>If you have been denied or delayed entry into and exit from the U.S. at a port of entry or border checkpoint </li></ul><ul><li>If you have been continuously referred to additional (secondary) screening </li></ul><ul><li>You can file a complaint </li></ul><ul><li>www.dhs.gov </li></ul>
  13. 13. Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions <ul><li>Our current policies and procedures focus on ensuring that all passengers, regardless of their personal situations and needs, are treated equally and with the dignity, respect, and courtesy they deserve </li></ul><ul><li>TSA has established a program for screening of persons with disabilities and their associated equipment, mobility aids, and devices. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thank you! <ul><li>Thank you for attending tonight’s </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Talk Series </li></ul><ul><li>You can contact Dianne Tuttle @ </li></ul><ul><li>Academy Travel </li></ul><ul><li>“In The Creamery” </li></ul><ul><li>570 Higuera St. #225 </li></ul><ul><li>San Luis Obispo CA 93401 </li></ul><ul><li>781-2630 </li></ul>