Passport Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 …

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Earthquake in Hualien

On February 6, 11:50pm, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake – centered 18 kilometers northeast of Hualien, off the eastern coast – struck Taiwan.  Local authorities report two dead and over 200 injured in the Hualian area.  Four buildings have collapsed, two bridges – Qixing Tan and Hualian Bridge – are currently closed.  Su-Hua Highway was temporarily closed but …

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