ePassportPhoto.com Injecting Passport Processing with a Jolt of Convenience - Online Passport Photos Easing Travelers' Frustration with Instant Photo Finishing

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A new online service is changing the face of the passport application process. By allowing travelers around the world to process and print their passport photos online - free of charge - ePassportPhoto.com is not only saving passport applicants some cash, it's also making the task a whole lot more convenient.

Recently exiting its Beta phase, ePassportPhoto.com has just made its full-fledged Internet debut. In operation since 2005, the company offers global travelers the online ease of processing and printing their passport, visa and green card photos. The photos ePassportPhoto produces can also be transformed into ski passes, gym cards and student IDs, making it a versatile tool for non-travelers as well. The convenience factor aside, ePassportPhoto.com also takes some of the financial strain out of the passport and photo ID equation by offering its picture-processing service free of charge. International travelers can speed up the initial phase of the passport-processing labyrinth online at http://www.epassportphoto.com.

Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security enacted a new law called the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). This legislation made passports a requirement for all airline passengers entering and exiting the United States, with the same stringency looming on the horizon for sea travelers. What WHTI boils down to for Americans is that they now have to present a valid passport when visiting nations like Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda, where previously they were not required to do so.

These stringent requirements saw a surge in demand for passport documentation, which resulted in processing delays that are still being felt months later. Indeed, some applicants have had to wait 10 weeks or more for their passports to be processed. Harried parents with small children, frequent international travelers and foreigners who are working in the United States, all of whom are already stretched to the limits on time, are particularly feeling the impact of this new regulation.

That's where ePassportPhoto.com enters the picture. "The first step in applying for a passport is getting your picture taken," explains company spokesperson Tom Green. "Travelers could, of course, take the traditional route and physically visit a photo-processing center. Assuming they get around to it in a timely fashion, passport-processing delays may still force them to cancel their trip. We help them get the ball rolling in mere instants, from the convenience of their own home. Simultaneously, we save them the cost and time involved in visiting a retail photo center."

With ePassportPhoto.com, getting one's hands on compliant passport photos is quick, easy and free. Just ask Popular Science magazine, which applauded the concept: "Renewing your passport is an expensive pain…. Now you can make them yourself with ePassportPhoto.com." Catering to a global audience, the company's online measuring system ensures the resulting photographs meet the unique international standards set forth by more than 60 nations. If traffic figures are any indication, the concept is poised to stay. In its first two years of operation, this "Internet Passport Photo Booth" has already served over 500,000 individuals around the world.

For more information on ePassportPhoto.com's Internet Passport Photo Booth, contact Tom Green at 1-866-500-6574. To see just how quick and simple it is to process passport photos over the Internet, visit the company online at http://www.epassportphoto.com.

Tom Green


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