Originally Posted by why
Erm, read here: http://travel.state.gov/passport/correcting/add/add_850.html
Also, U.S. passport policies don't apply to other countries, going to an embassy in a foreign country is a hassle, every embassy and consulate has its own policies, and finally and you can't endlessly add pages to every passport book.
Additional Visa Pages
If your passport's visa pages are becoming full, but your passport is still valid and in good condition, you may apply for additional visa pages.
Generally only one set of extra pages (24 pages are in each set) can be added to your passport at a time, but if needed, and if your passport remains in good condition, you may have up to two sets of extra pages inserted into your passport. Once this limit is reached, you will need to apply for a passport renewal. Please note that extra pages cannot be added to a limited validity passport issued to facilitate emergency travel. Emergency passport holders must apply for a new passport.
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I checked several US embassies and consulates in Europe and Asia and they all say the same and it's $82 everywhere. The only difference is office hours, scheduling the appointment, and the time it takes to add the pages.
In my experience dealing w/ the embassy and consulate is easier than dealing w/ the home office. And what led you to erroneously conclude I said US passport policies apply in other countries?
True one can't add pages endlessly, but adding up to another 48 will extend the life of my passport nicely.
Of course if you enjoy replacing your passport instead... have at it. Me... I'm just here to help.
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Requirements for additional passport pages:
Edited by curzon - 7/22/12 at 2:52am
Applicant’s valid passport
Fees: 305 AED
Usually, we can add pages the same working day, in about an hour.