FOR RESIDENTS OF CANADA
You can pick up a passport application at any of 28 regional passport offices or
most travel agencies. Canadian children who travel must have their own passports.
However, if you hold a valid Canadian passport issued before December 11, 2001,
that bears the name of your child, the passport remains valid for you and your
child until it expires. Passports cost C$85 for those 16 years and older (valid 5
years), C$35 for children 3 to 15 (valid 5 years), and C$20 for children under 3
(valid 3 years). Applications, which must be accompanied by two identical pass-
port-size photographs and proof of Canadian citizenship, are available at travel
agencies throughout Canada or from the central Passport Office, Department of
Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G3 ( & 800/567-
6868; www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/passport). Processing takes 5 to 10 days if you apply
in person, or about 3 weeks by mail.
FOR RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
As a member of the European Union, you need only an identity card, not a pass-
port, to travel to other E.U. countries. However, if you already possess a pass-
port, it's always useful to carry it. To pick up an application for a standard
10-year passport (5-year passport for children under 16), visit the nearest Pass-
port Office, major post office, or travel agency. You can also contact the United
Kingdom Passport Service at & 0870/571-0410 or visit its website at www.
passport.gov.uk. Passports are £33 for adults and £19 for children under 16,
with another £30 fee if you apply in person at a Passport Office. Processing takes
about 2 weeks (1 week if you apply at the Passport Office).
FOR RESIDENTS OF IRELAND
You can apply for a 10-year passport, costing
57, at the Passport Office, Setanta
Centre, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 ( & 01/671-1633; www.irlgov.ie/iveagh).
Those under age 18 and over 65 must apply for a
12 3-year passport. You can
also apply at 1A South Mall, Cork ( & 021/272-525 ) or over the counter at most
main post offices.
FOR RESIDENTS OF AUSTRALIA
You can get an application from your local post office or any branch of Passports
Australia, but you must schedule an interview at the passport office to present
your application materials. Call the Australian Passport Information Service
at & 131-232, or visit the government website at www.passports.gov.au. Pass-
ports for adults are A$144 and for those under 18 are A$72.
FOR RESIDENTS OF NEW ZEALAND
You can pick up a passport application at any New Zealand Passports Office or
download it from their website. Contact the Passports Office at & 0800/225-050
in New Zealand or 04/474-8100, or log on to www.passports.govt.nz. Passports for
adults are NZ$80 and for children under 16 are NZ$40.
WHAT YOU CAN BRING IN
Every visitor more than 21 years of age may bring in, free of duty, the follow-
ing: (1) 1 liter of wine or hard liquor; (2) 200 cigarettes, 100 cigars (but not
from Cuba), or 3 pounds of smoking tobacco; and (3) $100 worth of gifts.
These exemptions are offered to travelers who spend at least 72 hours in the
United States and who have not claimed them within the preceding 6 months.
It is altogether forbidden to bring into the country foodstuffs (particularly fruit,