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1600 Pennsylvania Ave- a few months left

The White House

The White House

There is less than 6 left months to Obama’s presidency, regrettably its time for one of the most historic presidents in modern history  to step down .  Considering visiting the White House to be a part of history that you can tell your grandchildren about ? The White House is a private residence of the president of the United States, open to the public, and  is free of charge. It is still possible to register and schedule a visit 1600 Pennsylvania Ave before Barack Obama leaves office.  If interested ,one just  has to make a request with their local congressman of residence, most have a quick request form on their website .    It takes about 3 months to get approved, and I can confirm that it is a smooth process.  I submitted my request through  Charlie Rangel’s  (Harlem) website in April, then heard directly from the White House administration in May saying I was approved for dates I requested.  At that point they asked  detailed information (social security#, date of birth) of all the people in my party that will attend .  I guess that is where the real background  check begins.  We are all set for our dates in August to be at the white house! see : the white house visit

oops ! passport expired

us-passport-photoSo a friend just recently took off for Europe last week  with a spanking new passport that he got on a 24 hour rush at the passport office.  We all know somebody that has been there,  they knew where the passport was when making travel plans but didn’t open (until the day they where packing ) to see it expired months ago or a over year ago! Oops! Normally you would have to start all over with citizenship verification(more than a year)and pay extra  fees  but that has now changed . Now, renew an expired U.S. passport up to 5 years after the 10 year expiration, if you have enough time. I have a friend in the visa/passport business who says  latent traveler’s are never thinking about their passport, especially if they mostly do domestic travel.  passport renewal

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