Mrs. Vani Kumar, member of Board of Trustees of Council of Indian Organizations is featured in the Montgomery County Women's Journal (October/November 2011 issue) in the article "Women of Montgomery County"
The U.S. Department of State has announced that it will be increasing passport fees next week. New passport fees for the U.S. Passport Book, the U.S. Passport Card, and other passport services will be in effect on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. The passport fee (which is being increased by 35%) will be applicable for both new passports and renewal of old passports - here’s a comparison:
Ø Adult passport (16 or older): New fee: $135. Old fee: $100
Ø Adult passport (16 or older) renewal: New fee: $110. Old fee: $75
Ø Minor passport (under age 16): New fee: $105. Old fee; $85
Ø Adult passport card* (allows border crossings by land): New fee: $55. Old fee: $45
Ø Minor passport card*: New fee: $40. Old fee: $35
Ø Extra visa pages: New fee: $82. Old fee: It was free of charge
*Passport cards can be used to enter the
These fees are set by the U.S. Department of State. For more information, please see http://travel.state.gov/passport/fees/fees_5079.html
To download a passport application, please visit http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
US CENSUS 2010
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years.
The U.S. Constitution mandates us Census to count everyone, including both citizens and non-citizens. US Census followed this mandate, since the first census in 1790. The Framers of the Constitution made it clear they wanted “all inhabitants” of the country counted in the U.S. Census, and every Presidential Administration since that time that has overseen a Census has interpreted the Constitution and the laws require everyone be counted.
The 2010 Census will help communities receive more than $400 billion in federal funds each year for things like hospitals, Job training centers, Schools, Senior centers, infra-structure works, Emergency services.
The data collected by the census also help determine the number of seats a state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In March of 2010, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico. Just answer the 10 short questions and then mail the form back in the postage-paid envelope provided. If we don't mail the form back, we may receive a visit from a census taker, who will ask us the questions from the form.
Any personal data we provide is protected under federal law
When we all answer the Census, our needs are heard.
Visit www.census.gov for more information.