Yesterday I visited at the US embassy in Seoul, Korea. It was for a problem I think most people won’t ever have to worry about. The problem was my passport was almost full and I still have 3+ years left until it expires. There were no places left to put visa stamps. So why is it a problem? When traveling to a new country you could potentially be denied entry to the country due to no room for a visa stamp. It seems the US passports are given a lot fewer pages than most other countries, especially since they are valid for 10 years. I guess they are not optimistic about us traveling much. Either way, it cost $82 to get more pages put into my passport book and was a fairly easy process of making an appointment, dropping off the passport and getting it mailed a week later. After going to the Embassy, I started thinking about a few other things that I have noticed about life as a backpacker. I am sure most people with a passion for travel have some of these in common.
(For more information on adding visa pages scroll to the bottom)
10 Signs You Might Have A Travel Addiction:
1. Facebook newsfeed is full of different languages
2. Have your passport number memorized
3. Collected enough airline miles to travel around the world
4. A bucket list that continually grows after every trip.
5. Have a bag full of coins from all the currency you have collected and it keeps growing.
6. Can say “Cheers” in 10 different languages.
7. Know which airplane aisle has the most legroom
8. You’ve made travel plans for the next few years.
9. Email inbox is flooded with travel deals
10. You check flights even though you have no plans to travelMy appointment was on a Monday in Seoul. The passport had pages added and it was delivered to my apartment 4 hours away on Tuesday. Talk about good efficiency with the US Embassy and Korean mail system.For more information on adding more pages to your passport in Korea visit (Seoul Embassy Website) and visit (Seoul Appointment Page) to schedule your appointment.
(Updated Passport: New 24 pages start from A and are in the middle of old pages)