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  • Travel to Cuba

    U.S. Travel Restrictions Against Cuba

    President Donald Trump and his administration will be enforcing restrictions against Americans looking to travel to Cuba. “The Department of Treasury will implement further regulatory changes to restrict non-family travel to Cuba…These new measures will help steer American dollars away from the Cuban regime” explained national security adviser, John...
  • Facial recognition technology

    Facial Recognition Technology Coming to TPA

    Facial recognition technology is making its way to Tampa International Airport, coming summer 2019. The change is part of a requirement by the federal government to start using facial recognition on all outgoing international flights. Officials spearheading the upcoming changes state “The goal is to replace passports and boarding...
  • Passport status

    What Is My Passport Status?

    Since the passing of the REAL ID Act (a federal law that affects how states issue driver’s licenses and ID cards to be acceptable for federal purposes, such as boarding a domestic flight or entering a military or federal facility), applying for a new identification card is now taking...
  • Illinois REAL ID

    Illinois REAL ID Updates

    As of recently, Illinois residents now have the opportunity to apply for their Illinois REAL ID card – a new identification card that meets strict federal security requirements. The state is not urging its residents to opt into the change immediately. They can continue using their existing state-issued identification...
  • NC DMV Express

    REAL ID Update – NC DMV Express Days

    Calling all North Carolina drivers! If you have not updated your driver’s license to be REAL ID compliant and would like to do so, the NC DMV Express Days allow you to obtain your new card much quicker. If your current license expires six months before October 2020, you...
  • Driver’s License Renewal Process

    Driver’s License Renewal Process

    The REAL ID Act has started taking effect in several states across the nation. Those who have begun the process, discuss how timely the driver’s license renewal process has been. “Because of these changes, it’s a good idea for most people to begin the renewal process much earlier than...
  • Travel Authorization Required to Enter Europe

    Travel Authorization Required to Enter Europe

    The European Commission has passed a law that requires anyone, including U.S. citizens traveling to select countries within Europe, to apply for a travel authorization. The travel authorization known as European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will grant travelers access to 26 countries within the Schengen Area. The...
  • Travel warning for the Bahamas

    Travel Warning for the Bahamas

    The State Department recently issued a travel warning for those planning a trip to the Bahamas in the near future. While criminal activities such as burglaries, armed robberies and sexual assault in the Bahamas are on the rise, travelers are warned to “exercise extreme caution”. The article states “The...