Air travel ‘without your passport leaving your pocket’

New technologies are helping to tackle one of the great scourges of air travel - airport queues. But at what cost to our privacy? Queues to check-in and drop your bags, at security, at passport control and finally queues at your boarding gate. Air travel can be a frustrating business, even if these queues are largely a … Continue reading Air travel ‘without your passport leaving your pocket’

Now Brussels takes on US: EU in threat to force Americans to apply for visas

AMERICANS could be forced to apply for visas before travelling to countries in the European Union if Brussels bureaucrats get their way. A simmering and nearly decade-long row between Europe and Washington is about to erupt when the European Commission meets to discuss whether or not to install visa requirements for American citizens. It comes amid strained … Continue reading Now Brussels takes on US: EU in threat to force Americans to apply for visas

US State Department webpage erases Israel

While the US State Department’s refusal to recognize Jerusalem as being part of the State of Israel is well-known and was even the subject of a US Supreme Court case, it seems that the official US visa information and appointment services website has erased Israel completely. Elder of Ziyon notes that the visa application website is … Continue reading US State Department webpage erases Israel

U.S. unable to issue passports, visas overseas

The State Department said Friday it is investigating the cause of a technical glitch that has hindered the department’s ability to issue passports and visas overseas. The department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs said it is working “as quickly as possible” to determine the cause of the technical problems that have affected its ability to perform national … Continue reading U.S. unable to issue passports, visas overseas