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Passport Specialist
User: Benn
Date: 2/17/2011 0:07 am
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Hello,

Currently I am a passport acceptance agent  USCS employee, living in Japan. I just became a certified agent by the Department of State (SIA) and I am interested in working at a U.S. Embassy in the future. Does my current position help in landing a U.S. Embassy job?

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Re: Passport Specialist
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User: PAB_SME
Date: 2/17/2011 7:50 am
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Thank you for your question.

If you are interested in working at a specific US embassy (in a locally-employed position), it would depend on the position.  If your work experience is directly related to the position you are applying for, it may make you an attractive candidate.  Now, in regard to career Foreign Service Officer and Foreign Service Specialist positions (for which you would need to be worldwide available):  There are no specific educational or work experience requirements to become a Foreign Service Officer.  There are, however, specific educational and work experience requirements for Foreign Service Specialist positions. If you are worldwide available, please review info on our career Foreign Service positions which is available at our website.

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Re: Passport Specialist
User: Jennifer Cardenas
Date: 3/14/2011 3:35 pm
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Hello,

 

I currently manage a small money services business in San Diego, CA.  What are the requirements to become a certified passport acceptance agent and to add this feature to my services?

Thank you

 

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Cardenas

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Re: Passport Specialist
User: Teresa
Date: 8/17/2011 9:45 pm
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Hello Jennifer,

There are no requirements to become an acceptance agent, well I guess one, you have to be a government office.  Acceptance facilities are government offices, such as a post office or clerks office, that the DoS designates to accept passport applications.  Therefore, you would not be able to become an acceptance agent.

Teresa

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Re: Passport Specialist
User: Visitor
Date: 8/28/2011 2:25 pm
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Hello,

Currently I am a passport acceptance agent  USCS employee, living in Japan. I just became a certified agent by the Department of State (SIA) and I am interested in working at a U.S. Embassy in the future. Does my current position help in landing a U.S. Embassy job?

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User: PAB_SME
Date: 8/28/2011 5:51 pm
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Thank you for your posting.

It may depend on the position.  If you are interested in career Foreign Service Specialist positions, you must meet the qualifications (which vary with the position) to be a competitive candidate.  For Foreign Service Officer positions, there are no specific educational or work experience requirements.

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Re: Passport Specialist
User: Paula
Date: 10/7/2011 4:15 pm
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We are a public library and want to become a passport acceptance location in Alabama. What is the closest office to send our request letter to?
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Re: Passport Specialist
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User: PAB_SME
Date: 10/12/2011 12:05 pm
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Please contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) at 877-487-2778. NPIC will provide the address for your information request.
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User: Paula
Date: 10/13/2011 1:59 pm
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Thank you, but this number is not helpful. There is no way to reach a live person. There is 1 option on the voice mail after a loooong spiel about the website. The only option is inquiring about a personal passport. Other libraries have had this same problem trying to speak to a live representative. Neither is there information on the website about the steps to apply to be an acceptance facility.
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Re: Passport Specialist
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User: PAB_SME
Date: 10/13/2011 3:15 pm
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Press 1 once the recording begins and it will direct you to a customer service representative.
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