Visas/Passport pages


Feb 21st, 2006, 05:03 PM
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Visas/Passport pages

I received a booking confirmation for my upcoming trip which contained a statement that all visitors to southern Africa must have two blank pages on their passports for each country visited, and that the pages must be in pairs, facing each other, left/right. Anyone not in compliance risks being refused admission to the country.

I don't have that many blank pages left on my passport. The agency in SA that I've been working with, who sent me the booking confirmation, said that a pair of blank pages is only needed for SA and that only one page is required for each of the other countries. I will be in SA and ZA briefly, with the bulk of my time in Namibia and Botswana. Has anyone had experience with this? Can this turn out to be a problem? TIA.
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Feb 21st, 2006, 05:18 PM
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Just get more pages added. If you're a US citizen, instructions are located here

Expedited service is available, and if you live in a city with a Passport Agency, you can have additional pages added in as little as 4 hours. Note: you can only get an appointment to appear in person at the Passport Agency if you are traveling or need to submit your passport for foreign visas within 2 weeks.

Good luck!
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:06 AM
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Thank you, Toshi. That's a great site, and I never knew it was possible to add pages to one's passport! There's a passport agency here in NY so I'll just play it safe and add a few. Thanks again.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 06:27 AM
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If you only have a few clean pages left and some years till your passport expires (2+ years), then have the additional pages add. For on site and there is no fee. You can't go to the Passport office, but if you send it in it should be returned within 3-weeks.

Should the passport be expiring in less than 2-years, suggest you go ahead and renew and when doing so, request the larger 48-page passport. There is no extra charge for the larger over the smaller.
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