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New Passport needs for travelers and US citizens

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of State announced about the official requirements for citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda to present a passport to enter the United States, while arriving by air from any part of the Western Hemisphere from 23 January 2007.

 

The requirements of travel document will make up the departments of State and Homeland Security's Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). The change in travel document is due to recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission, which Congress subsequently passed into law in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.All citizens of the US, Canada, Mexico and Bermuda have to carry all passport and other documents , which will allow them to re-enter in Western Hemisphere. According to DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, it will provide border security by designating verifiable secure documents, which may be used at the air ports for entry.

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