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Default Funpass city of Issuance?

I was curious about this so I emailed the National Passport Information Center since Carnival asked for the city of issuance on their funpass registration form. Here's the reply for anyone interested in knowing. Let me know how you figured it out because I'm still not sure I'm reading it right


How To Determine Where The Passport Was Issued:

Each issuing office has a two-digit number code that is unique to that
facility. This code can be used to determine which office issued the
passport.

In order to find the place of issuance, look at the long row of
numbers and letters at the bottom of the data page. The eighth and ninth
digit places to the left of the less than (<) sign indicate the place of
issuance.

Here is a list of the issuing offices and their respective two-digit
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Washington, D.C 01

Chicago 02

Los Angeles 03

Miami 04

San Francisco 05

Seattle 07

New Orleans 08,40

Philadelphia 09

Boston 10

New York 11

Honolulu 12

Houston 13

Connecticut 14

Colorado 17

National passport center 15,
20, 21, 22

Charleston passport center 30,
31



For further information, please refer to our website
www.travel.state.gov or call (877) 487-2778, for TDD/TTY users 1-888-874-7793 (Mon-Fri
7am to midnight ET, excluding federal holidays). If you need to contact
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You know, two of ours said the city, and two didn't. I just put down the same city for all. After it was all done, I worried that one day, they would come and get me for guessing. I wonder, since it is in a National base, why we would have to down any city.

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THANKS FOR THE INFO!
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Thank you so much. I know we will be looking for that info soon Carla
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In order to find the place of issuance, look at the long row of
numbers and letters at the bottom of the data page. The eighth and ninth
digit places to the left of the less than (<) sign indicate the place of
issuance.
Just a confusing way to say look at the first 2 numbers of your passport number. Hope this helps. 8)
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In order to find the place of issuance, look at the long row of
numbers and letters at the bottom of the data page. The eighth and ninth
digit places to the left of the less than (<) sign indicate the place of
issuance.
Just a confusing way to say look at the first 2 numbers of your passport number. Hope this helps. 8)
Are you serious?! What a bureaucratic way of them to explain it that way.
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In order to find the place of issuance, look at the long row of
numbers and letters at the bottom of the data page. The eighth and ninth
digit places to the left of the less than (<) sign indicate the place of
issuance.
Just a confusing way to say look at the first 2 numbers of your passport number. Hope this helps. 8)
Are you serious?! What a bureaucratic way of them to explain it that way.

I'm with you it is confusing at best! 8)
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In order to find the place of issuance, look at the long row of
numbers and letters at the bottom of the data page. The eighth and ninth
digit places to the left of the less than (<) sign indicate the place of
issuance.
Just a confusing way to say look at the first 2 numbers of your passport number. Hope this helps. 8)
Are you serious?! What a bureaucratic way of them to explain it that way.

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Default I think that is bogus info

I am trying now to fill out my "FUN Pass" and of course the "city of issuance"
is not listed on my passport. I call Carnival & of course the people
answering questions about "FunPass" are gone for the day.

Using your info by the 8th & 9th digit from the left of < does not work.
I have 2 digits that are NOT listed on your list.
the US passport website does not have info in thier search que nor in the FAQ section.
good luck all
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Ok, I believe you need to put passport number on your funpass to begin with right? You would think that Carnival would know those codes for where the passport was issued, and does it really matter?
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Donna..you know what happens to folks who apply logic don't you ::
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I wonder when they switched from actually printing the name of the city to some arcane code anyway. I've thought it odd that even though we live 100 miles from Chicago, ours were issued from NOLA - 700 miles away.
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That is crazy! Luckily here in Canada there is no user manual required to determine city of issuance, it's actually spelled right out for you! I don't see why Carnival can't program it into their funpass system just to grab the codes out of the passport number when you enter it.
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I always put United States and it hasnt ever been a problem...
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Why does Carny need to know what city my passport was issued it? :???:
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Yea, I agree Sistergoldenhair....what is the purpose of knowing the city of orgin, especially if the code is on the passport, they do check those before boarding...
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Canry doesn't need to know. Homeland Security/Immigration Bureau needs to know and Carnival has to provides them with passenger manifests prior to sailing. I believe that is when the info is cross checked.
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Couldn't they get the info for the manifest from the actual booking info? If I have a passport that was issued in Boston, then I move to Dallas and live happily ever after - why would the city of my passport origin matter? My booking info will say Dallas, but my passport city will still be Boston. I just don't get it.
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Yes, but it is the city of issue that is important. If someone stole your identity and used it to forge a passport, if they didn't have your original passport they would not know what city of issue to put on the forgery, put in the wrong info and when they tried to use it in the US it would trip the security computers. I think it is just one of many various layers that it used to stop the bad guys. And they probably have the FunPass computers directly linked to Homeland Security ones as another layer. That's my humble opinion.
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I am going to renew our pp's shortly, as they expire in July...boh mine and hubbys state the city of issuance, and they are both different.
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MC,
I think you have something there, that would make some sense...
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Can't remember which is which but one of ours has the city and one does not.
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on my last cruise I put Ebay for City of Issuance/Authority.
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The city disappeared from our passports the last time we renewed, and I couldn't figure out where they were issued, so I simply put "Miami", which is where the previous ones were issued. They haven't thrown me in the brig yet?

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Ok - now I'm getting it!!! I'm all for keeping out the bad guys - and layers of security make sense.
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My mom and I are cruising Sunday and I filled out our Funpasses the other day. Her passport says it was issued in New Orleans and mine just says Department of State, so that is what I put for both of them and have always put on the funpass in the past.
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Mine probably says " State of Confusion"
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Mine probably says " State of Confusion"
I can agree with that !

Our's were issued by the office in New Orleans, so that's what I use.
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I agree with Zash--maybe at one time the number thing would work but I've had a passport for 20 years or so and when I renewed it the last time it went to Philadelphia. When my wife renewed hers, it went somewhere else. When i fill out the fun pass I simply put down my home city as place of issuance and we've never had a problem at all.
I figure I've got it and got it legally, as I was born here and if they want to track down what city issued it, more power to'em!
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I just got mine Thursday, It says United States Department Of State.
I know it was issued out of Miami, The code thing does come up Miami.

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