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Purchasing News

 To: All UTB/TSC Employees
 From: Bill Dodd
Director of Purchasing
 Subject: New International Travel Requirements
 Date: December 20, 2006
 
New U.S. State Department Passport Requirements for International Travel to/from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, The Caribbean, and Bermuda

Effective January 23, 2007
Beginning January 23, 2007, anyone, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air to/from the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda, will be required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document, or an Alien Registration Card, Form I-551, if applicable. 

Effective January 1, 2008
As early as January 1, 2008, anyone, including U.S. citizens, traveling to/from the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda, by land or sea (including ferries), may be required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security. While recent legislative changes permit a later deadline, the Department of State and Homeland Security are working to meet all requirements as soon as possible. Ample advance notice will be provided to enable the public to obtain passports or passport cards for land/sea entries.

In an effort to assist UTB/TSC faculty and staff prepare for the new international travel requirements, the Travel Office has compiled the following websites to help answer particular questions concerning the process of obtaining a passport.

How To Apply For A Passport
http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_830.html

Where To Apply For A Passport (Locally)
http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/

How To Expedite Your Passport Application
http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_831.html

Please note that HOOP Policy 10.5.4 currently does not allow reimbursement of passport expenses for UTB/TSC Employees.

If you have any questions, please contact Lupita Farrell at 882-6598 or lfarrell@hp.utbtsc.edu Lupita.Farrell@utb.edu.

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