passports for NANOG-39, Toronto

Howard C. Berkowitz hcb at
Thu Oct 26 05:07:43 UTC 2006

particularly if you are in the DC area, call your congressman's district
(usually) office and ask them to send the Passport Office a "congressional
courtesy" request. In practice, this means that you don't stand in line, but
go upstairs to the diplomatic processing area, and, with proper documents
and photos, you'll probably have the passport in under an hour. 
I believe there is also a priority program for cities that have Passport
Office branches. Just one of the perks of incumbents.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog at [mailto:owner-nanog at] On Behalf Of
> Robert E. Seastrom
> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 10:26 PM
> To: nanog at
> Subject: passports for NANOG-39, Toronto
> You may have heard that the US and Canada are going to start requiring
> passports for air travel between them beginning "soon".  That date is
> currently set as 8 Jan 2007, which is before February NANOG.  MERIT
> has noted this on the web site, but a cursory check of my list
> archives didn't turn up mention of it (sorry if I overlooked it; the
> last couple of weeks have been hectic), so I figured I'd include the
> pointer:
> as well as a link to the State Department:
> Normal passport processing is "within six weeks", but that probably
> doesn't take the holiday season into account.  If you don't have a
> passport already and plan to travel from the US to NANOG 39 in
> Toronto, getting on that project sometime in the next month or so
> would allow plenty of spare time.  No reason to pay expedite fees if
> you don't have to.
>                                         ---Rob

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