People are obsessed with celebrities. In a previous Rush Passport™ passport blog entry it was reported that a passport employee was even hit with felony charges for accessing confidential celebrity passports.
However, you can see some of the world’s most famous celebrity passport applications here at Rush Passport™’s celebrity passport blog. Can you guess whose passport application states that he is going to Havana, Cuba for the purpose of “baseball playing”? It’s not Fidel Castro’s application – but here’s a hint – ever heard of the Sultan of Swat? Give up? You’ll have to check Rush Passport™’s passport blog over this next week to find out. At Rush Passport™’s passport blog, we will be giving you access to 6 of the most famous celebrities of the past 100 years – and don’t worry – there won’t be any felony charges filed against you.
Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, to access celebrity passport applications, you don’t even need a publicist’s approval or a big payout… this information is all free. All you have to do is ask the State Department. Passport applications list such details as birth and marriage histories, travel plans, autographs, and some of them even include passport photos.
While I did say that this juicy celebrity passport database is all free – I didn’t say that it would be quick. Unlike the passport expediting process – that can take as little as 6 hours at Rush Passport™, the celebrity passport application requests took approximately a year and a half to process.
For some reason, the last time we checked, Elvis Presley’s passport application was off limits. There was no formal explanation from the State Department.
Another celebrity passport application states that a woman was taking the Queen Mary to Europe on “business.” Her husband is listed as Joseph Paul DiMaggio. I guess that’s enough of hint to figure out whom that celebrity passport application belongs to.
In addition to finding out some great facts about our favorite celebrities, the celebrity passport applications of the past asked for some additional information that is not on today’s passport application. For example, in 1920 passport applicants were asked to list the size of their mouths, and the shape of their chins and foreheads. Passport applications only cost $2 back then and passports were only valid for 2 years.
It is also important to note that passports were not required for US citizens (except for a brief time during the Civil War) until 1941.
Today passports are required to go to Mexico and Canada whereas a driver’s license used to be enough. Passports are also valid for 10 years. Today’s passports feature biometric passport chips that contain important passport holder data.
Check back at Rush Passport™‘s passport blog to see which celebrity passport applications we will be posting.
If you are a US citizen and interested in getting a US passport, contact Rush Passport™. If you need an expedited passport, emergency passport, same day passport, US Passport book, US Passport Card, passport photos or other passport services, be sure to contact Rush Passport™. You can visit us at http://www.rushpassport.com or call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with a Live Passport Agent. (877) 937-7277 (All 50 States) or (212) 643-9305 New York Passport Agency. Rush Passport™ Official US Passport Expeditors, serving Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Westchester County, Nassau County & Suffolk County, Long Island, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Miami, Florida.