Fun Mail

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Three weeks to the day after we mailed in our passport applications, I received mine in the mail today.

Just mine for now--we're still waiting on Michael's. Mine was faster because it was a renewal, while Michael's was a first-time application.

And apparently our DIY passport photos were approved just fine, which was a relief. (I was just a teensy bit worried.)

The new passports are weird. Instead of having the photo and information on the inside of the front cover, it's on the back of the first page. So it's paper thin, and the photo isn't actually pasted in there--it was clearly scanned in and printed directly on the page. According to the paperwork that came with my passport book, it also has a computer chip embedded in it somewhere so that it can be scanned to reveal all of my information. Ah, the wonders of modern technology.

I'm now free to move about the country WORLD!


Vanessa May 21, 2009 at 2:31 AM  

that little sign on the front (a circle inside two cubes that make a square) shows that it is a biometric passport! We are so lucky that a passport for us does mean we are free to travel the world! For some it can be a hindrance! Enjoy your travels!

JCMA May 21, 2009 at 9:55 AM  

Told you they come quick! When you go through customs now, they just scan your passport and give you a looksie, and *poof* you are through! :)

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