We hope you’re planning on attending the 2015 EAIA Annual Meeting in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada in 2015. The meeting dates are May 13 thru May 16, 2015 at the Hotel Ambassadeur in Quebec City. You will need a valid and up to date passport to enter and leave Canada whether you’re traveling by air or by car. Quebec City is considered one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit and you’ll have a great opportunity to enjoy this great city during the EAIA 2015 Annual Meeting. But, you’ll need a passport. If you haven’t got a passport, they’re not hard to get. Go to www.travel.state.gov/content/passports and the forms to apply for your passport are there. You can also go to this site to renew your existing passport. The cost of renewing your passport is $110. If this is the first time you’ve applied for a passport the fee is $135. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for processing your passport application. If you’re willing to pay an additional $60 fee, the processing time can be reduced to 3 weeks. Your passport is valid for ten years after the issuing date. Children under the age of sixteen also require a passport. There’s a 24 hour toll free number as well at 1-877-467-2778 to help answer questions. Or, you can visit your local U.S. post office to obtain or renew your passport. The U.S. postal service also has a web site regarding obtaining or renewing your passport at www.usps.com/shop/apply-for-a-passport.htm. The government site suggests that you make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months after the dates you plan to be out of the country. The site also suggests that you make a photocopy of the front page of your passport and keep it separately from your passport, so if your passport is lost the U.S. embassy will have the information necessary for you to get a new passport. So, get yourself a passport or take a look at your existing passport and make sure it’s up to date for the 2015 EAIA Annual Meeting.
Roy and Vivian Shoalts from Wainfleet, Ontario, are hosting the meeting and guarantee a good time with lots of interesting sites to visit, great food and fun things to do. So, put the dates on your calendar and make sure your passport is ready! Come and see one of the world’s most interesting and historic cities!