Almost 14 million US passports were issued in 2010. That figure includes approximately 1.5 million passport cards. If you still haven’t applied for a US passport, the passport application process may soon become more difficult. In an effort to make the US passport more secure, the US Department of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for new passport applicants. The new passport form: DS-5513 requires the passport applicant to enter all addresses since birth, a comprehensive lifetime employment history (including employers’ and supervisors names, addresses, and telephone numbers), personal information about siblings, mother’s address one year prior to passport applicant’s birth, and any “religious ceremony” that took place around the time of birth. Failure to complete the passport application may result in the passport application being denied.
This new passport form will not be required of all new passport applicants, and the criteria that will require a passport applicant to fill out this new form has yet to be released. The US Department of State feels that these changes are necessary to keep the US passport as secure as possible.
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