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Author Topic: Personal Passport question  (Read 1563 times)

Offline jlmanzak

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Personal Passport question
« on: February 03, 2014, 10:04:37 AM »
I sent my passport in with the DS82 form since I wouldn't need it before staging. My understanding is I will get it back during staging, and I should mail it back to my family here for safe keeping. Is that correct? and if so, what do I need to have with me at staging to safely mail it back home? Is USPS sufficient or should I get something from FedEx or UPS instead?

Offline koji

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Re: Personal Passport question
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 02:07:10 AM »
If you plan on traveling after service for an extended length of time, or applying to for a visa to stay longterm somewhere (which you may not KNOW now whether you will, plans change) you will need to have your personal passport with you. I would not have felt comfortable having my family mail my personal passport to Bulgaria for me. Most volunteers I knew brought their personal passports along with their PC passports. Also, it can be helpful if you are traveling out of country during your service to have both.

Offline Amelia.Plant

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Re: Personal Passport question
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 05:52:07 AM »
Agreed.  Take it with you!
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