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New TfW Penalty Fare zone

We know that the vast majority of our customers pay their fares in full. It’s only a small minority who try to avoid paying their way. Penalty Fares are aimed at deterring unfair behaviour.

From Monday 4 March 2024, if travelling without a valid ticket for your journey on a TfW service within the new Penalty Fare zone between Carmarthen and Severn Tunnel Junction, you may have to pay a Penalty Fare (£20)* or twice the full single fare applicable to your journey, whichever is greater).

*This penalty may increase to £100 in the future (which would match the Penalty Fare currently applicable in England).

You must buy your ticket before you board . All stations in this Penalty Fare zone have ticket buying facilities. You can also buy tickets on the TfW app .

A Penalty Fare may be charged if you:

Travel without a valid ticket

Travel in First Class with a Standard ticket

Are unable to produce an appropriate Railcard for a discounted ticket

Are aged 16 or over and travel on a child rate ticket

Travel beyond the destination on your ticket or on a train service where your ticket is not valid

Please note that we also operate a Penalty Fare zone between Shrewsbury and Birmingham International, this route is entirely within England and as such, is part of the English Penalty Fare scheme based on 2022 Penalty Fares Regulations Amendment legislation .

Frequently asked questions about Penalty Fares

Always check your ticket is valid for the train service you are travelling on, and for the specific time you want to travel. If you have bought your ticket with a railcard discount, you must carry your railcard with you. If you are travelling on a child ticket, proof of age may be required.

If you are using a digital / SMART ticket, you must activate your ticket before you start your journey or it’s not valid.

There are many ways to buy a ticket before boarding a train:

You can buy tickets on our website . We don’t charge booking fees if you buy direct from us.

You can also download our ticket app - simply search TfW app in your app store.

Season tickets

If you are a regular traveller along this route, a weekly, monthly or annual season ticket may offer you great savings. Visit tfw.wales/season-tickets or your local ticket office for more details.

Self-service ticket machines

All stations between Carmarthen - Severn Tunnel Junction have self-service ticket machines that sell the full range of tickets for this route. You can also purchase weekly season tickets and discounted railcard tickets.

Ticket offices

Between Carmarthen and Severn Tunnel Junction, there are ticket offices at Carmarthen, Llanelli, Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot Parkway, Bridgend, Cardiff Central, Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction.

Opening times of ticket offices can be found at tfw.wales/stations

Pay as You Go

We are currently trialling contactless pay-as-you-go between Newport, Cardiff Central and Pontyclun, where you can tap in and out using your physical contactless bank card.

Promise to Pay / Permit to Travel

If you are paying by cash and there is only a card self-service machine available, obtain a promise voucher to exchange for a normal ticket at the earliest opportunity. This demonstrates your intent to pay for your journey and a penalty fare will not be necessary. You must exchange your promise to pay voucher with the required cash either on the train from the conductor, or at your destination.

If ticket buying facilities aren’t available then you must pay your fare at the first available opportunity. Conductors are available on all of our services and are able to check with our control centre to confirm the availability of ticket buying facilities.

Ticket buying facilities can be busy especially during peak travelling times. We recommend that you leave enough time to buy a ticket before you board the train. Long queues at ticket buying facilities are unusual but you’re advised to allow enough time to buy your ticket during busy periods to avoid being liable for a penalty fare.

The Penalty Fare is £20.00 or twice the cost of the full single fare applicable for your journey (whichever is greater).

  • The penalty fare is set at £20 (or double the exact fare, whichever is greater) in line with the 2018 Penalty Fares Regulations which are applicable within Wales. It aims to minimise the fare evasion costs for TfW, TfW customers and taxpayers who ultimately subsidise TfW journeys in Wales. The scheme will ensure that honest, fare-paying customers are not unfairly penalised and that TfW is able to target fare evaders specifically. In the future this may increase in line with the Penalty Fares scheme in England which is based on the 2022 Penalty Fares Regulations Amendment. This amendment is not currently in operation within Wales, however, should this change, the Penalty Fares scheme implemented by TfW may also change accordingly.

Penalty Fares may only be issued by an authorised collector identified with a unique identification card and number. Typically this will be a revenue protection inspector on the train or at a station who may be in uniform or plain clothes.

You will be asked to supply your name and address, then a penalty fare notice will be issued to you with instructions. You are required by law to provide your name and address when being issued with a penalty fare. It is a serious offence to provide false details and doing so will be deemed as an attempt to deliberately avoid payment, leading to potential prosecution and a fine of up to £1000.00.

Payment of a Penalty Fare or an appeal must be made within 21 days following the day after the Penalty Fare is issued. Our revenue protection inspectors are instructed not to accept payments at the time of issue. Payments can be made online by debit/credit card or in the post by cheque.

The data is retained in line with the General Data Protection Regulations and is not used for marketing purposes or distribution to third parties. Details of penalty fare recipients are retained electronically to monitor persistent offenders

There are clearly displayed posters at all stations within the Penalty Fare zone and there are frequent station and on-board announcements.

A Penalty Fare is a civil matter and in itself will not lead to a criminal record. However, customers who receive multiple Penalty Fare notices, customers who provide false details and customers who fail to pay may be subject to either civil debt recovery measures or legal proceedings which may ultimately lead to a criminal record.

If you have a photocard, you can buy a weekly season ticket at a self-service ticket machine. If you require a monthly season ticket, you should buy a single ticket for your journey and buy your season ticket at your destination station. The cost of the single ticket will then be deducted from your season ticket.

Simply buy a ticket to cover your journey and then apply for a refund when you renew your season ticket. Only two refund applications are allowed in a 12 month period and you may be charged an administration fee.

You may appeal against the Penalty Fare in writing to the address indicated on the Penalty Fare notice. The appeal system is totally independent to Transport for Wales and will base the appeal on the facts that you put forward. A three-stage appeal process is available and the clock is stopped for 21 days to allow sufficient time for you to put forward your grounds for the appeal. If your appeal is successful, the Penalty Fare will be waived.

Terms and conditions

The TfW Penalty Fare system is in line with The Railways (Penalty Fares) Regulations 2018 that are currently applicable in Wales. More Information about our Revenue Protection policy tfw.wales/revenue-protection .

  • You must be able to produce a valid ticket or other authority when required to do so, to your destination (and any other document necessary to make it valid e.g: railcard). The ticket must be for the class of travel you wish to use.
  • If you have failed to produce a valid ticket for the entire journey you are making (or have made), you are liable to pay a Penalty Fare, being either £20 or twice the full single fare applicable to your journey (whichever is greater).
  • Unless you leave the train at the next station stop, any travel beyond that must be paid for at the standard rate.
  • Revenue protection inspectors are instructed not to accept payments at the time of issue. Payments can be made online by debit/credit card or in the post by cheque.
  • If you do not wish to pay immediately, your name and address will be taken and a bill will be given to you so payment can be made within 21 days. Failure to do so (including giving false or out of date details) is a criminal offence.
  • If you join the train without the means to pay for your fare you may be liable to prosecution.
  • If you wish to dispute your liability to pay a Penalty Fare, you must give a written statement explaining your failure to produce a valid ticket or authority for your journey, together with any other relevant information. This must be sent to the address stated on the penalty fares notice to arrive within 21 days from the issue date. Failure to pay the full amount owing within 21 days following the day after the penalty fare is issued may result in legal proceedings being bought against you.

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Mexico offers visitor permits for visits and short business trips lasting 180 days or less to passport holders on its 'no visa required' list

Mexico Visitor Permit Stamp in Passport

People who come to Mexico for leisure or business visits lasting 180 days or less, and who are passport holders of one of the many countries which don’t require a visa to enter Mexico can complete a visitors permit, known as Forma Migratoria Multiple  or FMM, at the port of entry.

Mexico is phasing out paper versions of the FMM

The paper versions of the FMM are being gradually phased out and replaced with a stamp in your passport.

Read this article for further details .

  • If you arrive in Mexico by land, you will need to get a visitors permit at the port of entry;
  • If you fly to Mexico, air crews on international flights might hand-out the visitor permit forms before the flight lands; although note that paper forms are being phased out;
  • Paper forms might be available at some Mexican airports, near the immigration desks, otherwise the immigration official will place a stamp in your passport instead.
  • You can get your FMM online and print this out to take with you; the official at the port of entry will stamp the printed form; or will take the form and place a stamp in your passport instead.
  • If you are visiting a Mexican port(s) as part of a cruise ship tour, you’ll need to get a visitors permit at your first Mexican port of call: either a paper version or (more likely) a stamp in your passport.

(If the country that issued your passport appears on this list of countries which do require a visa for Mexico, read this .)

Fee for Mexico’s Visitor Visa (FMM)

If you arrive by land and leave Mexico within 7 days of your arrival date, there is no fee for the permit.  If you fly into Mexico from overseas, the fee is usually included within your air ticket’s “fees and surcharges.”  The fee is approximately US$35.

Keep Your Visitors Permit (FMM) Safe

If you are given a paper form: Once completed, the immigration official at the port of entry will stamp both halves of the form and hand you the smaller half, stamped with the date you entered the country.  It’s important to keep this paper document safe , as you will need to surrender it when you leave Mexico.

If you have a stamp placed into your passport: This stamp will serve in lieu of your paper visitor permit (FMM).

If you are departing Mexico on a flight, your airline will insist you surrender your paper Visitors Permit, or show them the stamp in your passport before they will allow you to board.

If you have a Visitors Permit (paper version) and are leaving the country by land you should voluntarily surrender your form to an immigration official before your departure.  Failure to do so might cause delays the next time you try and enter Mexico.

Your Mexico Visitor Permit: FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about Mexico’s visitor permit

How long can I stay in Mexico with a Visitors Permit (FMM)?

Your visitor permit is valid for the number of days granted by the immigration official and written on the permit —that will never exceed 180 days, but may be less than 180 days— starting from the date of your arrival.  The arrival date is always stamped on the permit.

Read this article about the number of days being granted to people arriving in Mexico under auspice of a visitor permit, FMM.

This allowance is given per entry : every time you exit and re-enter Mexico on another date the allowance ‘resets.’ (You surrender your current FMM when you leave and get a new FMM when you return.)

  • If you enter Mexico as a tourist or visitor, to volunteer , or as a business visitor, then the immigration official at the port of entry will grant you a maximum 180 days to stay in Mexico.
  • The number of days you are allowed to stay will be written on the part of the form that’s handed to you for safe-keeping.
  • The date stamped on your permit is your arrival date .
  • To determine the latest date you must leave Mexico , count the number days (some months are longer than others) from the arrival date stamped on your form.
  • The permit’s expiry date might also be hand written on the stamped visa by the immigration official.

Caution about Tampering with your FMM form

We’ve seen stories on Social Media that suggest some people might be manually altering the number of days written on the form.  The form has a unique serial number printed on it that correlates to an electronic record of your entry to Mexico.  The number of days you are granted is stored on that record and the INM will not take kindly to anyone tampering with the form by altering the number of days written on it by the immigration official.

If you received a stamp in your passport , your passport number will be associated with the number of days granted.

What happens if I overstay my Visitor Permit?

If you overstay the time you were granted on your visitors permit (see previous question about validity), you will need to visit an immigration office, or the immigration kiosk at the airport, and pay a fine before you can leave the country.

The amount of the fine depends on how long you have overstayed; it is calculated on a per-day basis; contact your local immigration office (or the immigration kiosk at the airport) for details.

Can my Visitor Permit be extended or renewed?

Visitors Permits cannot be extended or renewed. If the immigration official at the port of entry writes a number fewer than 180 days on your Visitors Permit, you must leave Mexico within the time frame given to you by the official at the entry port.

Check your form to calculate your exit date based on the number of days you have been given: you must leave Mexico before it expires.

Learn more about the number of days being granted to people arriving in Mexico under the auspice of a visitor permit, FMM.

How long do I have to remain outside of Mexico before returning under the auspice of a new Visitor Permit?

There is no time limit to remain outside the country before re-entering using a new FMM—and thus obtaining up to another (maximum of) 180 days to stay in Mexico.  There is also no limit on how many times you can re-enter Mexico each year with a new FMM; however, see the caution note below about continual exit and re-entry to Mexico using a FMM.

Caution – Using a visitor permit for continual re-entry to Mexico

Some people have been using the flexibility of the FMM to stay in Mexico longer-term—leaving Mexico when it expires, and re-entering Mexico again in short order.

However, with today’s computerized entry and exit systems, immigration officials at ports of entry have ready-access to your movements through Mexico and ‘perpetual visitors’ —people who continuously enter, stay for a few months, exit and then re-enter Mexico in short order— are now having their intentions questioned at the port of entry.

We know of cases where people have been turned away at the border after trying to re-enter Mexico continually using a FMM; if you intend to stay in Mexico longer-term, we recommend you consider applying for residency in Mexico .

Also: Read this article about changes in the number of days being granted to people arriving in Mexico under auspice of a visitor permit, FMM.

Can a Visitor Permit be exchanged for a Residency Permit?

In a small number of circumstances , mostly related to Family Unit situations and humanitarian reasons, a Visitor’s Permit can be exchanged for a residency permit or other visa in-country, but most people need to begin their application for residency in Mexico at a Mexican Consulate abroad .

What if I lose my Visitor Permit?

If you are issued with a paper version and lose your Visitors Permit (FMM) while you’re in Mexico, you will need to visit one of the local immigration offices situated in towns and cities across the country, or at the airport, and apply for a replacement before you can leave.  This will involve some form-filling and filing, and payment of a permit replacement fee (about US$60).

What happens if I accidentally kept my Visitor Permit after leaving Mexico?

We sometimes get emails from readers who have arrived home and realized that they still have their paper FMM visitor permits , usually after driving back across the Mexico-US border.  The best thing to do, if this happens to you, is to contact your nearest Mexican Consulate , who will provide you with guidance. Note that paper versions of the permit are being phased out and substituted for a stamp in your passport, so this issue is becoming less relevant.

How do I apply for a Visitor Permit FMM online?

You can apply for your visitor permit online, make the payment, print-out the form and get this stamped/confirmed at the border.  As paper versions of the permit are phased out , the official at the border might retrieve your paper print out and place a stamp in your passport instead.

Note that authorization for entry and the number of days granted remains at the discretion of the immigration official at the port of entry, even if you pre-apply online.

See the eFMM Application Page  on the Mexican immigration site for details, terms and conditions.

If you have questions or experience difficulties with the online procedure, please contact the Immigration authority (INM) directly—Mexperience cannot help you with issues related to online visitor permits (FMMs).

Further information

Here is some further information you may find helpful:

Documentation required for entry to Mexico

For a summary of the documentation required to enter Mexico, see Documents required for travel and entry to Mexico

Entry entry procedures at the Mexican border

To learn about the procedures at the Mexican border see Procedures for entering and leaving Mexico

Obtaining legal residency in Mexico

Mexperience publishes information and resources to help you learn about how to apply for and obtain legal residency in Mexico:

  • Learn about how to apply for residency in Mexico
  • These are the financial criteria to qualify for residency in Mexico
  • See the latest  residency-related fees  charged by Mexico’s government
  • Download our free eBook:  Mexico Immigration Guide  that encapsulates essential information about visas and residency permits for Mexico.

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36 Comments

One question: I’m a US citizen planning to travel to Guadalajara, Mexico. I have my US passport ready, but I have yet to get the required FMM. This is my question: Which one do I need, the “by land” or “by air” form? Although I am entering by land through a US/Mexico border crossing (Calexico/Mexicali), I am flying from Mexicali, BC, Mexico. I don’t want to err in this, because I don’t want to have to pay for two forms. Thank you in advance for responding.

Hi Maria, the online FMM application procedure is quite new and you’d need to contact the INM direct to ask them to be sure, although it’s probably the Air option you need. Another option would be for you to get your FMM in person at the land border, and take that to the airport with you.

I am flying back to Vancouver next week only because I want to turn around and come back to Puerto Vallarta and stay another 180 days. For a four day visit back to Canada, it’s going to cost me approximately $2,000 as I no longer have a casa there. Today an expat from Calgary told me that I can just go to immigration at the airport and pay a fee (around 2,400 pesos) and that immigration will then give me another 180 day visitors permit.

Is this true, and will it affect the next time I want to leave Mexico and return?

According to immigration law, it’s not possible to extend the FMM (Visitor’s permit) beyond the number of days you were granted when you arrived and you must leave the country; it cannot be extended at a Mexican airport, nor at the local INM offices. If you over-stay on a FMM, you need to pay a fine at the (air)port you leave from; the fine is based on the number of days over-stay.

I am in Monterrey with a foreign vehicle and FMM. I would like to travel to McAllen for a few hours. Do I need to surrender my FMM and vehicle permit?

Hi Darrell,

You can register your vehicle for “multiple entries and exits”. For details about this, read the section on multiple entries and exits on our Driving in Mexico Guide, here: https://www.mexperience.com/lifestyle/transport/driving-in-mexico/#31

I need to go to Juarez for a 3 hour business meeting. Do I need to get an FMM for this?

No, as the article says, you only need a FMM is you intend to travel beyond the ~35km “free zone”. As Juarez is on the border and well within the free zone, there is no need to get a FMM.

Hi, not sure if this thread is still active, but I’ll try my question and see. Is Mexican immigration strictly enforcing the only 180 days per year requirement? We are planning to stay near Puerto Vallarta 5 months until Christmas, then fly home for the holidays then hopefully fly back to the RV with a fresh 180 days and continue south to Central America. Do you know if that’s possible. Thanks

Hi Mike, The 180 day limit is per-visit, not per year. So you can remain in Mexico for as many days as the official gave you when you entered (that will not exceed 180 days), and then you must leave the country. You can return afterwards (there is no minimum time you have to be away before you can return) and get another FMM. If you continue to leave and re-enter you are likely to have your intentions questioned when you return.

Hi there, I am a South African citizen and want to visit Mexico. I know that I need a visa but is it true that if I have a valid US tourist visa currently that I do not need to apply again? Kind Regards, Lirika

Hi Lirika You can find details about that on this related article: https://www.mexperience.com/do-i-need-a-visa-to-visit-mexico/

Hi Mexperience, great article and thank you for the information. I am coming up to the end of my 180 day FMM permit. I am in Yucatan taking care of my grandparents place. I need to stay here longer, is there any way to extend my stay without leaving here? I am U.S. citizen and my grandparents are Mexican. I’m staying in Yucatan and I need to stay longer because my grandmother returned for her U.S. residency renewal; my grandfather returned to the U.S. because of health issues. Thank you.

The FMM Visitor’s Visa is non-extendable and you need to leave Mexico before its expiry date.

If you plan to apply for Mexican residency, in a small number of circumstances you can exchange your FMM for a resident permit, see this article for details: https://www.mexperience.com/applications-for-residency-from-within-mexico/

We live near the border and are planning to take a taxi to the Reynosa airport and fly to Mexico City from there (ridiculously cheaper). Would we have to stop at the border and get the form there or could we do it at the Reynosa airport? Thank you.

Hi Stephen, You might be able to get one at the airport, but to be sure, it’s probably best to stop at the border and get one there. It would be a nuisance to get to the airport and be sent back to the border for your FMM.

Do NOT plan on getting your FMM at the Reynosa airport. You may well be sent back to the bridge/border depending on the agent in charge that day.

Hi there! A quick note: you guys are awesome!

My friend’s mother (American) owns a paddle boarding business in Manzanillo. I (also American) want to spend up to six months volunteering there. I’ll be staying at the house she owns free of rent, which is nice.

Since I won’t be on a payroll of any kind, I won’t have to get any special permits, right? It’s my understanding that I’ll only have to fill out a Forma Migratoria Multiple. Is that correct or am I overlooking something here?

I appreciate the help–thank you!

If you;re volunteering in Mexico, there’s no need to get any special permit. You can find details on this article: https://www.mexperience.com/volunteering-in-mexico/

I turned in my FMM when I left Mexico, but they did not put an exit stamp in my passport. Will that matter in the future?

Hi John, No exit stamp is placed in passports when you hand-back your FMM, so you should have no problems when you revisit in the future.

Thank you so much for the response. That makes me feel so much better about when I drive into Mexico in January.

Do all children regardless of age need a tourist visa? We are visiting family for 2 weeks I’m Monterrey.

Your children will need their own FMM (which you complete on their behalf, on the flight or at the border).

I was planning a trip (honeymoon) to Mazatlan for one week from the U.S. in August, but I do not yet have my Passport (applying for it this week). I read that it’s best to have it 6 months prior to visiting, but the immigration officer may allow me to visit anyway. Who should I contact to know for sure if I would be allowed in the country or not?

Hi Mercedez,

The recommendation is that your passport is valid for at least six months, but if you have a return ticket, the immigration officer is very likely to allow you entry to Mexico even if your passport expires in less than six months.

You could contact your nearest Mexican Consulate for advice. You can find a directory of Mexican Consulates overseas here on Mexperience https://www.mexperience.com/lifestyle/mexico-essentials/mexican-consulates-abroad/

I have a temporary residence card (Residente Temporal). I now need to fly to the US and do not have a FMM card. Will I be allowed? I could get an FMM card each time I enter by land, but because I do not have to return every 180 days, the FMM card could be expired by the time I might need to fly.

As you are a temporary resident of Mexico, you need to attend an immigration kiosk at the airport/border before you depart the country. There, show the immigration official your resident card and complete the FMM they will give you. Keep the larger half of the stamped FMM safe until your return. When you return, you don’t fill-out a new FMM, but instead present the half of the FMM they gave you when you left Mexico, along with your resident card to the immigration official. This will enable re-entry to Mexico as a resident.

Hi, my wife is a filipino ciyizen but has a uk residents card as a spouse. Dies she need a visa for a holiday

Hi Stephen Please see this article for details about who needs a visa to enter Mexico: https://www.mexperience.com/do-i-need-a-visa-to-visit-mexico/

Hi, I am travelling to Cancun from London (Gatwick Airport) in Semptember and wondered if you could tell me if I will have to pay the fee on the plane?

The tourist permit fee is usually included in the flight’s ticket price under “taxes and fees”. If it’s not, then the airline will ask for payment separately. Check with your airline for details.

Recently I lost my FMM while on a trip in Campeche (laundry machine got it). I just wanted to share that it was not as easy as just going to the immigration office. I had to go to the immigration office, get some papers to fill out, get a police report saying that I lost it, fill out a form online, provide copies of ID and passport, go to the bank to pay the fee, return to the immigration office to get new FMM. Just thought I would share my experience. It’s not as simple as going to the immigration office (at least not in the state of Campeche).

Hi Chuck, thank you for sharing your experience: while procedures will vary by state (some may not ask for a police report) the bureaucracy is time consuming and a reminder to folks to take good care of the FMM (Visitor Visa) card while you’re in Mexico. A tip is to fold it into your passport and use a paperclip to make sure it doesn’t slip out.

I’m flying from Vancouver into Cancun and crossing the border to Belize from chetumal. And returning from San Pedro to Chetumal. Can I use my FMM card for multiple land entries before I fly home from Cancun? Do I still have to hand in my FMM card over to immigration?

Hi Rebecca, you can’t use the FMM for multiple entries. You need to surrender each one when you leave Mexico and complete a new form when you return.

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How do you get a 'promise to pay' ticket?

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  • Start date 20 Apr 2018
  • 20 Apr 2018

Apologies if this has already been discussed elsewhere, but the other day I was waiting for a train at a station which was unstaffed at the time, and as I had a few minutes to spare I thought it might behove me to work out how to obtain a 'promise to pay' ticket from one of Northern's newfangled ticket machines, as I generally pay for my train tickets in cash. On this occasion I was already in possession of a ticket, so I was just doing research, but for the life of me I could not work out HOW to get a 'promise to pay' ticket, as when I inputted my destination the only option given was to pay by debit/credit card, and there was no mention of 'promise to pay' on the screen at any time. Does anyone have any idea?!  

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Was you travelling on a line that has an active penalty fare scheme?  

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RonnieMac said: Apologies if this has already been discussed elsewhere, but the other day I was waiting for a train at a station which was unstaffed at the time, and as I had a few minutes to spare I thought it might behove me to work out how to obtain a 'promise to pay' ticket from one of Northern's newfangled ticket machines, as I generally pay for my train tickets in cash. On this occasion I was already in possession of a ticket, so I was just doing research, but for the life of me I could not work out HOW to get a 'promise to pay' ticket, as when I inputted my destination the only option given was to pay by debit/credit card, and there was no mention of 'promise to pay' on the screen at any time. Does anyone have any idea?! Click to expand...

Thanks, I was at Todmorden. There were posters up saying that it was a Penalty Fare station, but presumably that is not effective yet? And presumably, when it is, the 'cash' option will then become available on the TVMs?  

WelshBluebird

Bantamzen said: If you are using a TVM at a station where the Northern Penalty Fare scheme is live, which currently are only the Aire & Wharfe lines in West Yorkshire, you request a ticket as you would normally, then at the payment screen there is an option for 'Cash' which will produce a Promise To Pay. Its not the most intuitive way I know, but having had the P2P option originally on the opening screen as a one-touch option led to some miscreants emptying the TVMs of tickets at certain stations, this is meant to try and deter them from doing this I believe. Click to expand...

Save the planet and have two massive oversized paper tickets the size of an Austin Montego for your journey instead of just one.  

  • 21 Apr 2018
WelshBluebird said: Is that seriously how it works? Are there any instructions on the machine that make it obvious? If I could see a TVM could not take cash, and I was going to pay with cash, why on earth would I waste my time trying to use the machine to pay with cash? Unless it is obvious that you have to do that to get a Promise To Pay ticket, then I have no idea who the hell would even try that. Click to expand...

trainmania100

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I assume it's like a Pertis machine where you insert the relevant amount of change then get a Pertis ticket to exchange for a real ticket?  

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trainmania100 said: I assume it's like a Pertis machine where you insert the relevant amount of change then get a Pertis ticket to exchange for a real ticket? Click to expand...
transportphoto said: On the contrary, it’s my understanding the machines can not accept cash - thus the Promise to Pay coupons are free, on the understanding that you’ve made a pledge to actually pay. Click to expand...
  • 22 Apr 2018

The machines will update to the penalty fare set up when the scheme starts in a few weeks. Northern had a problem with the TVMs been broken into for the cash so the majority of them are now card only hence the need for the promise to pay tickets  

  • 23 Apr 2018

Warwick

Why not simply have a machine which, when a button is pushed knocks out a ticket with the name of the station, the time and the day's date. Proof of originating point and no worries about the machine being robbed for cash or anyone who doesn't have a card.  

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Warwick said: Why not simply have a machine which, when a button is pushed knocks out a ticket with the name of the station, the time and the day's date. Proof of originating point and no worries about the machine being robbed for cash or anyone who doesn't have a card. Click to expand...

ForTheLoveOf

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nickswift99 said: As previously mentioned in this thread, repeated pushing of said button exhausts the ticket supply in the machine so those paying with card can't get tickets either. Click to expand...

causton

ForTheLoveOf said: Maybe require a fingerprint or other biometric measure then? I would usually be strongly opposed to such intrusive measures, but if they help with getting the balance of fare evasion vs. passengers' rights correct, then I can see the value in it. Click to expand...
Bantamzen said: The TVMs do have a big yellow splash screen saying "No card, no problem" as attached, and there are regular recorded announcements stating that P2Ps are required for cash paying passengers so there is really no excuse. And as I have said over on the thread about the scheme, most passengers seem to have no trouble with it. View media item 2966 Click to expand...
WelshBluebird said: But nothing to say how you get a promise to pay ticket? Because if the process is as quoted, to follow the same steps as if you are were going to buy the actual ticket you want, and then right at the end press the cash button, then that is so not obvious or intuitive at all. If a TVM does not have anyway of putting in cash, and you only have cash, why on earth would you even try to use it in that way? I understand why Northern have made the decision they have, but it needs to be more obvious if it isn't. Indeed the message you posted a picture of could easily be reworded to add the extra sentence - "To obtain a Promise To Pay notice, follow the normal method of buying your required ticket, but select the Cash option at the payment screen". Also - even more pedantry, the message you linked to specifically says "Credit Card". Surely it should say "Credit / Debit Card"? Click to expand...

lyndhurst25

The process of obtaining a P2P ticket is not at all intuitive. I struggeled the first time I had to get one. As I can see it, there are a number of reasons why a passenger may need to get a P2P, not just the "No card. No problem" splash-screen scenario that Northern are pushing. 1. Maybe I do have a credit card but I don't actually want to use it to buy my train ticket. Perhaps I want to pay by cash or Rail Travel Vouchers. 2. Maybe I want to buy a ticket that the machine cannot sell e.g. rovers, sailrail tickets, Northern newspaper special offer tickets, Priv discounted tickets or a ticket either a different origin than the station that I'm at, etc. I may want to pay by cash but equally I may want to use my credit card. 3. Maybe I want to buy a ticket using my credit card but it is above the cost limit for TVM sales. I'm not sure what the limit is but the TVM at Steeton wouldn't let me complete the test purchase of a first class ticket to Thurso! The current process of having to select a destination and a fare, and then telling the machine that you want to pay by cash doesn't cover many of the possible scenarios. Perhaps the machine should just say something along the lines of "This machine accepts credit/debit cards only. If you want to pay by another method, such as cash, or if the machine does not list the ticket that you want to buy, then please obtain a Promise to Pay ticket by choosing your destination station and pressing the "Promise to Pay" button. You will then need to pay for your ticket on the train or at a station on your journey".  

  • 24 Apr 2018

methethpropbut

methethpropbut

Idea literally just came in my mind - would it not be possible to just make the user press a single button (or two), and then wait a small amount of time (say, 5 seconds) before dispensing a Promise To Pay ticket? Sounds reasonable enough to someone who genuinely wants a ticket, but any miscreant wanting to print 100 of them will face a time penalty - a deterrent just as the current system!  

methethpropbut said: Idea literally just came in my mind - would it not be possible to just make the user press a single button (or two), and then wait a small amount of time (say, 5 seconds) before dispensing a Promise To Pay ticket? Sounds reasonable enough to someone who genuinely wants a ticket, but any miscreant wanting to print 100 of them will face a time penalty - a deterrent just as the current system! Click to expand...

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lyndhurst25 said: The current process of having to select a destination and a fare, and then telling the machine that you want to pay by cash doesn't cover many of the possible scenarios. Click to expand...
Arctic Troll said: Does it not? Really? Really really? I think the system makes sense. It gently encourages people to use their card if they can- which is cheaper for the railway and easier for the passenger- whilst providing the cash option on the purchase page. The only time you'd need to know about a Promise to Pay is at the stage when you're looking to pay for the ticket you've selected. TVMs can't sell the full range of tickets, but TVMs that accept cash also can't accept the full range of tickets, so it's not an issue with the Promise to Pay system. Perhaps there should be a screen for "ticket not available" which would issue a Promise to Pay. But most people looking to use niche tickets like rail rovers and SailRail will already know enough to choose a destination- any destination- and cash payment. For these people, a Promise to Pay is much better than a TVM that does accept cash, given that the rules are you should part-pay and get a refund/exchange at the nearest staffed ticket office when your ticket is not available. Click to expand...
Arctic Troll said: The only time you'd need to know about a Promise to Pay is at the stage when you're looking to pay for the ticket you've selected. Click to expand...
WelshBluebird said: Well or the fact that if you can see a TVM doesn't accept cash, why on earth would you even try to use it if you are planning on using cash? (unless it is made obvious that if you need to select cash as an option and then that gives you a Promise to Pay). Click to expand...
Bantamzen said: You don't need to go as far as that, a touch-in smartcard system ought to be enough. So the TOC issues the card, cash users touch-in on arrival to the station . Click to expand...

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Any reasonable guard or rpi when faced with the scenario that someone was unable to buy a rover ticket or similar from the machine would sell them one there and then and think no more about it. Throughout most of the network with most staff if you want a ticket the machine doesn’t sell you don’t need to faff about cutting trees down to print some nonsense that you can exchange for a ticket, you just buy a ticket on board the train when the guard comes around. If you board at a station with a card machine and try to buy a simple ticket with a card from the guard then they should get a penalty fare in most situations. I can see situations in future where you’ll have to print a 4’ squared ticket as a promise to pay to exchange it for a 4’ squared ticket from the guard who won’t be able to sell you the ticket you want due to incompetence or unreasonably complicated technology for you to have to buy a ticket they can sell in order for you to exchange that at a ticket office for the actual ticket you want and a form to fill in to refund your original ticket causing you to miss your connection meaning you then claim delay repay whereby they send you printed out rtv and an accompanying letter that is 1 page and 4 words of text meaning it uses 2 pieces of paper and the rtv come as 5 separate ones for seemingly random amounts and 3 ‘void’ ones underneath. Other than that I can see the scheme working really well. .........Edit to add, my apologies I’m not sure what led me to believe that the machines printed on the till roll style stock. I think it was the idiots emptying them image. So only the on board ticket would be the size of a small town.  

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As a U.S. immigration lawyer, I’ve helped many U.S. lawful permanent residents to get their reentry permit. After numerous consultations, I’ve noticed that many people have the same questions regarding reentry permits.

In this guide, I’m going to answer the most common questions that I am asked about reentry permits.

If you have any questions, or if you need help with your reentry permit, please feel free to email me directly at [email protected] . I’m very responsive via email and I’d be happy to help you.

1. Why do I need a reentry permit?

2. do i need a reentry permit even if i’m traveling for less than a year, 3. can i file my reentry permit application while i’m outside of the u.s., 4. how long will my reentry permit be valid for, 5. how much does the reentry permit application cost (what is the uscis filing fee), 6. how long does it take to get my reentry permit, 7. do i have to stay in the u.s. until my biometrics appointment, 8. can i get my reentry permit application expedited, 9. can i have my biometrics taken outside of the u.s., 10. can uscis use the biometrics they already have on file from before, 11. do my children have to do biometrics also, 12. how many times can i renew my reentry permit, 13. if i enter the u.s. before my reentry permit expires, can i use it to come back to the u.s. again before it expires, 14. if i need to reschedule my biometrics appointment, can i select the day that i want the new appointment to take place.

As a U.S. permanent resident (green card holder) you are allowed to travel outside of the U.S. However, certain travel can be harmful to your status. Here are some examples of travel that can be harmful to your status:

Travel Over 1 Year

If you leave the U.S. for over a year, your green card in no longer valid for readmission to the U.S. If you do not have a valid green card and you leave the U.S. for over a year, you would have to apply for a returning resident visa (SB-1) to re-enter the U.S. The SB-1 visa can be very difficult to obtain as it has multiple requirements that must be met.

With a valid reentry permit, you could seek re-admission to the U.S. without applying for a returning resident visa.

Travel Over 180 Days

If you leave the U.S. for over 180 days, when you seek re-admission to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) may inspect and interrogate you to see whether you have been maintaining your permanent resident status or whether you have abandoned your status as a permanent resident.

In this case, a reentry permit helps to establish that you intend to remain a permanent resident and that you do not intend to abandon your green card.

Unable to Get a Passport from Home Country

In certain cases, you may need a reentry permit because you cannot get a passport from your home country.

If you cannot get a passport from your country, you may be able to use a reentry permit instead of a passport. The reentry permit is a small booklet with multiple pages to place entry/exit stamps. Many countries accept a reentry permit in place of a passport. To find out whether the country you plan to travel to will accept a reentry permit, you may contact their embassy or consulate in the U.S.

New Permanent Resident Planning to Travel (Even if for Less than 180 Days)

Another reason you may want to apply for your reentry permit is if you have recently become a permanent resident and you plan to travel (even if for less than 180 days). I have come across many situations where lawful permanent residents who recently got their green card left the U.S. for less than 180 days and were subject to more intense inspection upon re-entry to the U.S.

If you recently became a permanent resident and plan to travel (even if for less than 180 days) you may want to consider applying for a reentry permit.

Warned/Advised by CBP

If you are a U.S. permanent resident with a history of prolonged stays outside of the U.S. CBP may advise you that you are at risk of abandoning your lawful permanent resident status. If you are advised by CBP, then you should apply for a reentry permit to help protect your status. Please note that a reentry permit is not a guarantee that you will be readmitted to the U.S. But it can be helpful to protect your status.

Yes, as mentioned in my answer above, travel for less than a year can still put your status as a lawful permanent resident at risk.

There are three separate reasons why you may want a reentry permit (even if you are leaving the U.S. for than a year).

  • Travel over 180 Days (please see above explanation)
  • Unable to get passport from home country (please see above explanation)
  • New permanent resident planning to travel even if for less than 180 days (please see above explanation)
  • Warned/Advised by CBP (please see above explanation)

I am often asked if a reentry permit application can be filed while the applicant is outside of the U.S. The answer is no. If you are outside of the U.S. when your reentry permit application is filed, it will be denied . Even worse, your filing fee check will be cashed by USCIS. This means that you will have wasted $660. You must be in the U.S. when your reentry permit application is filed, received, and accepted by USCSIS . It is one of the most important requirements to get your reentry permit.

I often get asked how long the reentry permit will be valid for. The answer is: it depends.

A reentry permit is usually valid for 2 years . However, in certain cases, a reentry permit is valid for less than 2 years.

According to the immigration regulations, a reentry permit will only be valid for 1 year if since you became a permanent resident, or during the last 5 years (whichever is less), you have been outside of the U.S. for more than 4 years in total. CFR Section 223.2C2 .

Also, if you are a conditional permanent resident, your reentry permit may be issued for less than 2 years. A reentry permit cannot be issued for longer than your conditional permanent resident status. So, for example, if your conditional permanent resident status is set to expire in 18 months, you will not get a 2-year reentry permit. If approved, your reentry permit would be valid up until the last day of your conditional permanent resident status.

As of the time that I am writing this article, the USCIS filing fee for a reentry permit application for an adult (from age 14 to 79) is $660.

For applicants under 14 years old or over 79 years old, the USCIS filing fee for a reentry permit application is $575.

You can check current USCIS filing fees for a reentry permit application by clicking this link .

A reentry permit application typically takes between 3 to 5 months to get processed. You can check the current processing times by clicking this link .

There is some conflicting information on this particular question. Here are some excerpts to explain USCIS position toward leaving before the biometrics are completed:

  • “Departure from the United States before a decision is made on an application for a Reentry Permit usually does not affect the application. However, if biometric collection is required and the applicant departs the United States before biometrics are collected, the application may be denied.” (USCIS Instructions for Form I-131)
  • “Travel is not advisable. If an applicant leaves and comes back, his or her application may be denied while abroad, and he or she may not be able to get back into the country.” (USCIS “Questions and Answers: USCIS Biometric Changes for Reentry Permits and Refugee Travel Documents”)
  • “If the [lawful permanent resident] departs from the U.S. while the I-131 is pending, but before the biometrics are taken, then the adjudication of the I-131 reentry permit application will not be affected as long as the applicant returns to the United States to attend the biometrics appointment before the first year of foreign travel has ended. In such case, the [lawful permanent resident] could apply for reentry to the United States using only his or her I-551 Permanent Resident Card if he has been absent for less than one year.” (USCIS “Questions and Answers: USCIS Biometric Changes for Reentry Permits and Refugee Travel Documents”)

As you can see from the above excerpts, there is conflicting information regarding whether you may leave the U.S. after your reentry permit application is filed but before your biometrics appointment.

In my experience, in certain cases it is ok to leave the U.S. after your reentry permit application is filed and then to return for your biometrics appointment. However, in certain cases, I would not recommend this.

To discuss the particular facts of your case, please feel free to email me directly at [email protected] .

It depends. USCIS grants expedited processing on a case by case basis. There are multiple reasons why USCIS may decide to expedite your reentry permit application; these reasons include:

  • Urgent humanitarian crisis
  • Compelling U.S. government interest
  • USCIS error
  • Severe financial loss to a company or person (if certain conditions are met)

If expedited processing is approved, your case can be adjudicated much quicker than standard processing times.

If you would like to request expedited processing of your reentry permit, there are additional steps that must be completed. I’d be happy to discuss these steps with you. Feel free to email me at [email protected] .

Very rarely. There are extremely rare exceptions where USCIS may permit biometrics to be taken outside of the U.S., but this is extremely rare.

No, even if you just had your biometrics taken by USCIS for some other reason (such as a green card renewal), you will still have to do biometrics again for your reentry permit application.

Children under 14 years old do not have to pay the biometrics fee of $85. However, USCIS may still request that they attend a biometrics appointment.

Technically you do not renew a reentry permit, instead, the process is to apply for a new reentry permit. There is no limit to the number of times you can apply for a reentry permit. I have personally come across people who have had 4 or more reentry permit.

However, it is important to know that if you have been outside of the U.S. for more than 4 years since getting your green card or within the last 5 years (whichever is less) your reentry permit will only be valid for 1 year instead of 2 years.

Yes, a reentry permit is valid for multiple entries. This means that you can continue to use your reentry permit to enter and exit the U.S. as long as it is stall valid and not expired.

If you cannot attend your biometrics appointment as scheduled, you may be able to reschedule the appointment. The new appointment must take place within 120 days from the day you filed your reentry permit application.

If you need to reschedule your biometrics appointment, you may request a day that you would like the new appointment to take place. There is no guarantee that USCIS will schedule the new biometrics appointment for the day that you requested. However, in many cases, if certain steps are followed, USCIS may reschedule the biometrics appointment for the day that is requested.

I hope that you found this information very helpful. If you have any questions about reentry permits or if you need help with your reentry permit, please feel free to email me directly at [email protected] . I’m very responsive via email and I would be happy to help you.

  • USCIS “Questions and Answers: USCIS Biometric Changes for Reentry Permits and Refugee Travel Documents”
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CBP Reminds Travelers to Obtain the I-94 Permit Early

SAN DIEGO— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in San Diego are anticipating an increase in applications by Mexican travelers for the required I-94 permit during the Easter holiday season and spring break. Mexican border crossing card (or "laser visa") holders who plan to make an extended visit to the United States during the upcoming travel season are urged to obtain the essential document early instead of waiting until the day of travel.

"We urge travelers to obtain the required document as much as a week or two early to avoid congestion and potential delays," said Pete Flores, director of field operations for the ports of entry on the California border with Mexico. "If they apply now they will obtain the essential document faster and more conveniently. Travelers may obtain the permit 24 hours a day at both the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports."

Under U.S. immigration law, an applicant for admission into the U.S. as a temporary visitor for business or pleasure must prove to a CBP officer that their projected stay in the U.S. will be temporary.

Unless otherwise exempted, each foreign traveler admitted into the United States is issued an I-94 permit (arrival/departure record), as evidence of the terms of their admission.

Mexican citizens entering the country through the southern land border with a border crossing card ("laser visa") are exempted from the requirement for an I-94 permit unless they are intending to remain in the U.S. for more than 30-days and/or will travel more than 25 miles from the border. Applicants who present a border crossing card (or laser visa) are not eligible to work in the United States.

Those applicants requiring an I-94 permit must demonstrate that they are financially solvent and have sufficiently strong ties to their country of origin, including a home abroad they do not intend to abandon.

"Ties" are the various aspects of a person's life that bind him or her to his or her country or residence. Some examples of ways to document these ties can be pay stubs for a person's employment/income, a house or apartment mortgage or rental receipt, bank account records, utility bills, etc.

It is not possible to specify the documents applicants for admission should carry, since each applicant's circumstances vary greatly. Applicants should carry with them whatever documents they think demonstrate their individual circumstances.

All traveling family members need to be present during the I-94 application process.

The I-94 permit, which costs $6, allows visitors to travel further than 25 miles from the border and remain in the U.S. for more than 30 days.

By U.S. law, a foreign traveler must possess his or her entry documents, and if required, the I-94 permit, with them at all times while in the United States.

In addition, at checkpoints, U.S. Border Patrol agents check foreign travelers for entry documents and the I-94 permit. Travelers not in possession of their entry documents and an I-94 permit may have their visa cancelled and be deported from the United States.

More information about the CBP form for an I-94 permit can be found online at Entering the U.S. - Documents required for Foreign Nationals (International Travelers) .

As the busiest land border port in the nation with 35,000-40,000 vehicles and 20,000 pedestrians daily entering the U.S. through its gates, the San Ysidro facility is one of the Southwest border stations most affected by heavy holiday I-94 processing.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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What the F.A.A. Bill Means for Travelers

The legislation, which funds federal aviation programs for the next five years, cements new passenger protections, adds new routes and lets the T.S.A. continue to expand facial recognition programs. Here’s what you need to know.

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Automatic refunds for significant flight disruptions, fee-free family seating and accessibility improvements.

Those are among the benefits for travelers in the bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration for five more years, which Congress passed on Wednesday. After months of back and forth, and several short-term extensions, it will now head to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

The F.A.A. oversees all plane traffic in the United States, and the bill, which Mr. Biden has signaled he will sign, grants $105 billion to the agency and $738 million to the National Transportation Safety Board. In addition to strengthening passenger protections, it will pay for airport infrastructure, salaries and safety programs, and take aim at the air traffic controller shortage.

Geoff Freeman, the president and chief executive of the U.S. Travel Association , called the renewal “a big step toward vastly improving the travel experience.”

“Measures in the bill will address delays and cancellations and other travel hassles by modernizing airport technology, boosting the air traffic control work force and investing in additional improvements to our nation’s airports and air travel system,” he added.

Here are some of the bill’s highlights for travelers.

Automatic refunds: The bill codifies the Department of Transportation’s rule on automatic refunds for passengers when a flight is significantly delayed or canceled (beyond three hours for a domestic flight and six hours for an international flight). Customers will not need to request these refunds. And airline credits must be valid for five years.

Biometrics at airport security: Despite efforts in the Senate to pause the Transportation Security Administration’s facial recognition program , the amendment didn’t make it into the final bill. The T.S.A. plans to expand the use of facial recognition technology at hundreds of airports throughout the United States.

More round-trip flights from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport: There will be an additional five long-haul round-trip flights a day at Reagan National Airport, a topic of intense debate during the bill’s negotiation. Opponents said the already busy airport could not support additional flights.

Fee-free family seating: Airlines cannot charge families with young children extra fees so that they can sit together. The bill also says the Transportation Department must create a dashboard comparing minimum seat sizes on U.S. carriers.

Penalties for airline violations: The Transportation Department’s civil penalty for consumer violations will triple to $75,000, from $25,000, per violation.

Accessibility for travelers with disabilities: The bill requires airline personnel to be trained in handling motorized wheelchairs, allows travelers to request seating to better accommodate their disabilities and will establish a new F.A.A. program dedicated to accessibility upgrades at commercial airports.

Air traffic control : Amid an ongoing shortage of air traffic controllers there has been an increase in near collisions and other safety incidents. The bill includes measures such as setting goals to maximize the hiring of new controllers and increasing access to advanced air traffic control tower simulation training.

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Financial emergencies happen, and sometimes bills are higher than expected. If you can't pay your Verizon mobile bill on time, setting up a payment arrangement can prevent your account from being sent to collections or having your service interrupted. Looking for payment arrangement information for your Verizon Fios account? Visit Verizon Fios - Payment arrangements . Set up a payment arrangement in My Verizon .

How-to steps

What's a payment arrangement.

When you need more time to pay your Verizon mobile bill, you can make an agreement to pay us on a date that's after your bill's due date. Setting up a payment arrangement:

  • Lets us know you plan to take care of your bill
  • Can keep your Verizon mobile service from being interrupted
  • Can keep collection activity on your account from starting

How do payment arrangements work?

If your $100 bill is due tomorrow and you don't have enough money, you can visit the My Verizon website or use the My Verizon app to arrange to pay $100 next Friday. Or, you may be able to split the payment, paying part of the bill today and the rest next Friday. The arrangements available to you are based on your account. You may be able to pay your past due balance by:

  • Setting 1 or 2 payments to be deducted automatically from your bank account, credit or debit card.
  • Setting a date to come back and make the payment(s) yourself.

Learn more about your payment arrangement options .

Who can set up a payment arrangement?

You must be the Account Owner or an Account Manager to set up a payment arrangement.

I'm already past due on my Verizon mobile bill. Can I make a payment arrangement?

Yes. You can set up a payment arrangement any time you have a balance on your account, either before or after the account becomes past due. Before your bill due date: If you already know you can't pay all or some of your bill on time, avoid collections activity and service interruption by setting up a payment arrangement to pay the bill after the original due date. After your bill due date: You can still set up a payment arrangement. However, any time you go past your due date without payment you might not avoid late fees, collections activity and/or service interruption.

Does setting up a payment arrangement protect my account from going to collections or having my service interrupted?

Yes. When you set up a payment arrangement you're letting us know you're going to be late with payment and that you're taking care of the situation. That keeps you from having your account experience collection activity and from having your Verizon mobile service interrupted. Keep in mind, you need to make your payment on the payment agreement date to keep past due activity from starting on your account.

Will I get a late payment fee if I set up a payment arrangement?

Yes. A fee for late payment is still charged to your account any time a past due balance is greater than $7.* A payment arrangement doesn't stop the late fee . A late payment fee can be charged to your account as early as the day after the original bill's due date. Late fee charges are charged at the rate of 5% of the balance that wasn't paid by the due date or $7 (whichever is greater) or as permitted by law. For example, if your unpaid balance is $50, each month until you're current, a late fee of $7 is charged to your bill (since 5% of $50 is less than $7). *In Arizona, the late fee is added if the balance is $10 or greater.

Is there a charge or fee for setting up a payment arrangement?

There's no charge to set up a payment arrangement through:

  • My Verizon app
  • My Verizon website
  • Any Bill Pay Kiosk at a Verizon retail store
  • Note: The ability to divide your balance into 2 payments isn't available by phone.

However, you will be charged an Agent Assistance Fee of $10 if you:

  • Set up your payment arrangement over the phone through Customer Service
  • Set up your payment arrangement with a Live Chat Representative

My service was shut off because I didn't pay my bill. Will my service be restored after I make a payment arrangement?

If your service was suspended for past due payments, we start your service again when we receive the full amount that's past due. If you:

  • Schedule a payment and the payment amount you scheduled will clear the past due balance then we restore your service. (This is based on your payment history and isn't true for everyone.)
  • Made a promise to pay arrangement - When the payment(s) post to your account and we're sure the payment(s) clear the past due balance, we can then restore your service.

Keep in mind that a $20 per line reconnection fee is charged to your next bill.

What payment arrangement options do I have?

When you make a payment arrangement, you're arranging to pay your entire past due account balance. Your available options depend on your account history with us. There are 2 kinds of payment arrangements. You may be able to do either or both (your options will be displayed). Schedule a payment (also called a future-dated payment): This is when you set a payment to be automatically deducted from your payment method (debit card, credit card, check [EFT]) on a date you choose to pay. You can:

  • Schedule a date to pay part or all of your account balance.
  • You can pay once today and pick a future date for the other, or pick 2 future dates. You can make 2 payments total. Both payment methods can be the same or different.
  • How soon the second payment must be made varies by customer. Your options are shown when you set up the arrangement.
  • Not all customers are eligible for a 2-part arrangement.

Promise to pay : Setting up a promise to pay is when you choose a date to pay us but you don't schedule any automatic payments. It's up to you to come back and pay us on the date that you chose. You can:

  • Promise to pay part or all of your account balance by a certain date.
  • Promise to pay parts of your balance on 2 different dates. A " 2-part promise to pay " has the same requirements as a split arrangement.

Watch our video to learn how to set up a promise to pay in the My Verizon app. Ready to set up a payment arrangement? It's easy to do on the Payment arrangements page in My Verizon. Note: You can set up an arrangement only if your current bill isn't paid and an amount is due. If your bill is paid, you won't see payment arrangement options.

How much extra time do I get to pay my bill when I make a payment arrangement?

How much of an extension you can get to pay your balance is based on your account history. It's usually about 2 weeks past your original bill's due date.

How many payment arrangements can I have on my account?

The arrangements you can make depend on your account history. Your options display when you set up the arrangement online or in the My Verizon app. You could be able to set up:

  • 1 scheduled payment
  • 2 scheduled payments (split payments)
  • 1 promise to pay
  • 2 promises to pay (split payments)
  • 1 scheduled payment and 1 promise to pay (in either order)

How do I set up a payment arrangement online?

You can self-serve and schedule a payment or set up a promise to pay for free on the Payment arrangements page in My Verizon. Follow the prompts to set up the arrangement. Alternatively you can work with a Customer Service Representative or a Live Chat Representative, who can set up the payment arrangement for you, for a fee of $10. Note: You can set up an arrangement only if your current bill isn't paid and an amount is due. If your bill is paid, you won't see payment arrangement options.

How do I know if the payment arrangement I set up went through?

After you're finished setting up the payment arrangement online or with the My Verizon app, you get a text and/or an email that confirms your arrangement (based on your notification preferences). You can also check to be sure your payment arrangement is set up on the Payment arrangements page in My Verizon.

What if I can't pay on the payment date I set up?

Depending on your account history, you may be able to cancel the entire payment arrangement and set up a new one with a different payment date or amount. Keep in mind:

  • Canceling or changing a payment arrangement could affect your ability to make another arrangement in the future.
  • Not everyone can cancel and reschedule; it depends on your account history with us.

Your options display when you use My Verizon website or the My Verizon app.

How do I cancel a payment arrangement I set up?

Whether or not you can cancel a payment arrangement depends on your account history with us. Your options display when you use My Verizon website or the My Verizon app. Keep in mind:

  • Canceling or changing your arrangement can affect your ability to make another arrangement in the future.
  • You can cancel the payment arrangement up to 1 day before the payment date.

You can cancel your payment arrangement on the Payment arrangements page in My Verizon. Follow the prompts to cancel your arrangement. After you cancel, you can set up a new payment arrangement.

How do I make changes to a payment arrangement I set up?

The changes you can make to your payment arrangement depend on your account history with us and display in My Verizon website or the My Verizon app. You options may include: Payment amount : You can always pay more than the amount you set up in your agreement. If you want to pay less, you have to cancel the entire payment arrangement and set a new payment arrangement with a different amount. Payment date : You can't change the amount or date for a payment arrangement you set up. Instead, you have to cancel the entire payment arrangement and set a new payment arrangement with a different date. Payment method : You can change the payment method to any method (e.g., check, credit card, debit card, etc.). You can also change a scheduled payment to a promise to pay or vice versa. You can change a payment method on the Payment arrangements page in My Verizon. Follow the prompts to add or change a payment method.

How can I pay off my payment arrangement?

How you make your payment depends on which kind of arrangement you set up:

  • Scheduled a payment: When you make your arrangement, you set your payment to be automatically deducted from a credit card, debit card, e-check or ACH payment from your bank account.
  • Promise to pay: You can manually pay the amount due in any way that we accept payment. Visit our Bill Pay FAQs for a list of ways you can pay.

Keep in mind: If you plan to send us a check by mail, we have to receive the check by the agreed-upon payment date. Be sure to allow enough time for postal mail.

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Pinellas County Government offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. See the details .

Pinellas County Consumer Protection investigation leads to criminal charges

Pinellas County Consumer Protection’s investigation into two individuals who defrauded more than 100 consumers across the United States recently led to criminal charges and over $1 million in restitution ordered for their victims.

Between October 2017 and November 2020, Marvin Scott and Chamera Bowman operated a series of telemarketing businesses in Pinellas County called  Nationwide Listings,   Elite Property Listings Corp  and  Worldwide Property Listings LLC. Investigators discovered the defendants solicited victims from 37 states who owned vacant properties claiming to have buyers ready to purchase their land.

In 2022, Scott and Bowman were charged with scheme to defraud, and Scott was also charged with money laundering by the State Attorney’s Office. Scott and Bowman recently pled guilty to these charges and were ordered to pay a total of $1,037,240 in restitution. Scott was ordered to 15 years of probation after paying an initial $50,000 restitution to the victims and ordered to pay a minimum of $12,000 a year, while Bowman received a 12-year prison sentence. The prosecution efforts were led by Assistant State Attorney Anthony Bradlow.

“These individuals lured victims with false promises, which can be financially and emotionally devastating,” said Doug Templeton, Chief Investigator for Pinellas County Consumer Protection. “We urge consumers to be cautious whenever they are solicited by telephone from individuals seeking payment for any services.” Pinellas County Consumer Protection, with the help of valued partners, continues to protect the interests of consumers and legitimate businesses. If you believe that you have been defrauded or wish to report a scam, call (727) 464-6200 or file a complaint online .

Will new airline consumer protection rules help you when you fly this summer?

You've probably heard about the new airline consumer protection rules that rolled out with a one-two punch last month. There were so many, it's almost hard to keep track. And maybe you're saying to yourself: Finally, I'll have some rights when I fly.

Please, don't get too excited.

"It's a good start," said Anthony Radchenko, CEO of AirAdvisor , a company that helps consumers file airline complaints.

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The new rules address everything from junk fees to refunds, and although they may have some unintended consequences, they could help passengers – but those are expected to take effect until later, so not in time for the upcoming summer travel season.

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What did the government do?

Here's what's new:

◾ Two new consumer protection rules. The Department of Transportation released final versions of two new rules to protect passengers. One requires airlines to quickly and automatically refund tickets when they cancel or significantly delay a flight. The other requires airlines to disclose any fees for checked or carry-on luggage, as well as for changing or canceling a reservation, at the same time, they display a fare quote. 

◾ States will handle some airline complaints. The federal government also announced a partnership with 18 state attorneys general . The agreement allows states to investigate airlines and ticket agents and hold them accountable when they violate aviation consumer protection laws.

◾ New refund laws and minimum seat sizes. The latest version of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill contains a new rule that would require airlines to refund a domestic flight if it's delayed more than three hours. For international flights, it's six hours. It prohibits airlines from charging fees for families to sit together. Also on deck: a requirement that the FAA take another look at minimum seat sizes.

The new DOT rules go into effect in late June but have an implementation period of 6 to 12 months. Some, like the seat standards, might never happen. So don't expect to see new junk fees disclosed or to get a lightning-fast refund this summer – maybe next summer.

Turbulent skies ahead for new consumer protections

At least one of the rules may backfire, warn travel experts. Among the consumer protections is a requirement that a merchant of record must issue a refund for an airline ticket. That means unless you booked a ticket directly with the airline, your travel adviser – not the airline – would be responsible for a prompt ticket refund. In other words, the money would come out of your advisor's pocket and then force the agent to negotiate with the airline for the money.

"I'm already seeing travel advisers who had been providing flight booking services to their clients, who are now choosing not to offer that service," said travel adviser Brandi Taylor. "This will be a major inconvenience to consumers." 

So this summer, if you're booking a trip through a travel adviser, they might tell you to buy the airline tickets yourself. They don't want to be on the hook for refunding the money your airline has already received for your flights.

That's not the only problem. There's a conflict between the FAA bill and DOT’s new rule requiring automatic cash refunds for flight cancellations and delays. Congress doesn't want the refund to be automatic. Bill McGee, a senior fellow for aviation at the American Economic Liberties Project, said a lot of money is at stake in unpaid refunds.

"Airline lobbyists are fighting tooth and nail to ensure the onus remains on consumers to jump through hoops, rather than having carriers issue automatic refunds," he said. "The DOT has stepped up to protect passengers. Now it's time for Congress to do the same."

Asked about which rules would take precedence in the event of a conflict, a DOT spokeswoman said the agency's rule is "solidly rooted in DOT’s legal authority." So if there's a conflict the DOT rule would prevail.

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Will these consumer rules really help you?

"I'm skeptical," said Steven Rothberg, the founder of a job search site in Edina, Minnesota.

Like many experienced air travelers, he's seen this kind of thing before. The government promises protections, people get excited – and then there's no meaningful follow-through. 

Take seat sizes, for example. Airline seats are too small for the average passenger. So in 2018, Congress required the FAA to set minimum seat sizes. But to this day, there is no minimum seat standard, forcing air travelers to wedge themselves into tiny economy-class seats. 

There are also worries that airlines will quickly find a way around all these new rules, leaving passengers unprotected.

Travelers have every reason to be concerned. Airlines are clever and often find ways around new government rules. For example, if the government requires the disclosure of a junk fee like baggage charges, airlines will come up with a new charge not covered by the regulation to make up for it. It's a cat-and-mouse game, and the airlines always seem to have the upper hand. 

When will the new consumer rules go into effect?

So what's likely to happen? In the short term, not much.

Jonathan Feniak, a frequent traveler and attorney, said airlines will stall for as long as possible.

"I don’t expect airlines to adopt the new rules until they absolutely have to," he said. "Especially, during one of their busiest seasons, when delays and cancellations are bound to happen."

He said some forward-looking airlines may decide to adopt some of the requirements early, but it will also take some time for passengers to learn about their new rights.

On balance, he said the changes are a significant upgrade.

"It will mean fewer passengers being taken advantage of," he said.

A problem of enforcement

Here's the trouble with the new rules: There's some doubt the government will effectively enforce them. 

The DOT, which is in charge of enforcing the existing consumer rules, hasn't issued an enforcement action since December. It's one of the longest stretches of time without such action in years.

Think of enforcement actions as traffic tickets. And now there's a perception that airlines can get away with anything, according to Radchenko of AirAdvisor. Out of almost 300 complaints he filed in the last year, he said  DOT has not made any decision or issued enforcement action.

He said the government must prescribe penalties for airlines that ignore or fail to comply with the new rules for the new rules to work.

"They also need to provide the right to recover attorney's fees and legal costs for consumers bringing a lawsuit against an airline," he said.

What do we really need?

The bottom line for passengers is that almost none of the consumer protections will improve your summer flight. It may even be too soon for your Thanksgiving flight, and if there's a change of administration this November, some of these rules may never be implemented.

The gold standard for consumer protection, at least according to consumer advocates, is a rule in Europe called EC 261 . It requires airlines to assist passengers and compensate them when they're denied boarding or their flights are canceled or delayed.

For now, you have the same rights you always had when you flew in the U.S., which is to say, not many. 

Christopher Elliott  is an author, consumer advocate, and journalist. He founded  Elliott Advocacy , a nonprofit organization that helps solve consumer problems. He publishes  Elliott Confidential , a travel newsletter, and the  Elliott Report , a news site about customer service. If you need help with a consumer problem, you can  reach him here  or email him at  [email protected] .

Trump asked top oil execs for $1 billion campaign cash in exchange for environmental policy rollbacks, report says

  • Donald Trump made a $1 billion fundraising pitch to oil executives, The Washington Post reported.
  • Trump promises to dismantle Biden's environmental policies if reelected.
  • His campaign needs the funds due to lagging behind Biden and legal expenses.

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Former President Donald Trump recently hosted a high-stakes dinner at his Mar-a-Lago Club, where he boldly pitched to top oil executives, The Washington Post reports. 

Last month, he asked for a $1 billion contribution to his reelection campaign, and in return, he pledged to dismantle President Joe Biden's environmental policies that have been a thorn in the side of the fossil fuel industry.

Trump's forward approach came as reports suggested the size of his reelection campaign war chest lags behind his Democratic opponent. Meanwhile, the former president, who is facing 88 criminal counts , indicted in four separate prosecutions, has been spending millions on legal fees and drawing on campaign funds to pay his lawyers.

A billion dollars would dramatically exceed Biden's fundraising. In March, the president's campaign said it had $192 million in the bank .

Anonymous sources with knowledge of the meeting with two dozen oil bosses told the Post that Trump assured them of immediate action to reverse Biden's environmental regulations and prevent the enactment of new ones.

The transactional campaign promise indicates what a second Trump presidency would mean for the White House's environmental agenda. 

While Biden has positioned the climate crisis as an existential threat and championed aggressive environmental regulations, Trump has dismissed it as a hoax and systematically dismantled environmental protections during his tenure.

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Since taking office in 2021, Biden has swiftly reversed many of Trump's environmental actions, including blocking future oil drilling in the Alaskan Arctic. 

Within his first month at the helm, Biden began unraveling Trump's oil legacy, revoking a key permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, directing the EPA to revamp regulations for methane emissions, and introducing more ambitious fuel-efficiency standards, BI's Benji Jones reported .

However, despite oil industry grievances over Biden's policies, the US has experienced record oil production, leading to substantial profits for major energy companies like ExxonMobil and Chevron, said The Post.

At the Mar-a-Lago dinner, Trump promised a "deal" that would be a boon for the oil giants, vowing to expedite permits for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports and auction off more drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico, said The Post

While some in the industry initially favored alternative Republican contenders, Trump's steadfast commitment to pro-oil policies has garnered reluctant support.

Trump's "drill, baby, drill" mantra and promises of deregulation continue to resonate within the oil patch, contrasting starkly with Biden's green-energy agenda. 

In January, Trump, in a Fox News town hall on the eve of the Iowa primary, said, "We have more liquid gold under our feet; energy, oil, and gas than any other country in the world," and called clean energy a "new scam business."

Oil execs are disillusioned by Biden's failure to defend their industry's interests despite spending $400 million to lobby the administration last year, the sources told the Post.

As the campaign trail heats up, Trump's message to the oil industry remains clear: support him, and he'll deliver on their demands.

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  1. Penalty Fares

    But if you travel on a train without a valid ticket, then you may be liable for a Penalty Fare. If you were not able to buy a ticket (for example, if the ticket office was closed or the ticket machine was broken), you must get a Permit to Travel or Promise to Pay at the station and exchange it for a ticket at the first opportunity.

  2. Permit to travel

    The system, known officially as PERTIS ( / pɜːrtɪs /; acronym for Permit to Travel Issuing System), was first introduced by Network SouthEast in November 1988 on the London, Tilbury and Southend line between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness. The machines, which closely resemble those found in pay and display car parks, were ...

  3. Right to Travel and Privileges and Immunities Clause

    The Supreme Court has long recognized the right to travel from one state to another under the Privileges and Immunities Clause, 1 Footnote See, e.g. , Ward v. Maryland , 79 U.S. 418, 430 (1870) ( [The Privileges and Immunities] clause plainly and unmistakably secures and protects the right of a citizen of one State to pass into any other State ...

  4. Penalty Fares

    Promise to Pay / Permit to Travel. If you are paying by cash and there is only a card self-service machine available, obtain a promise voucher to exchange for a normal ticket at the earliest opportunity. This demonstrates your intent to pay for your journey and a penalty fare will not be necessary. You must exchange your promise to pay voucher ...

  5. PDF Welcome to the Penalty Fares Guidelines

    1 Authority to travel may be a 'Permit to Travel' or 'Promise to Pay' coupon, a smartcard holding 'pay as you go' credit or a valid contactless bankcard or device 2 Tickets can be held as a physical paper ticket, mobile device, 'Print at Home', validated contactless card or device, or on a smartcard/Oyster card

  6. Learn About Your Mexico Visitors Permit, FMM

    If you arrive in Mexico by land, you will need to get a visitors permit at the port of entry; If you fly to Mexico, air crews on international flights might hand-out the visitor permit forms before the flight lands; although note that paper forms are being phased out;; Paper forms might be available at some Mexican airports, near the immigration desks, otherwise the immigration official will ...

  7. Penalty Fares

    If a passenger gets on a train without a ticket or Promise to Pay notice at a station where ticket buying facilities are available, they may be liable to pay a penalty fare. A Penalty Fare is £100 plus the price of the appropriate single fare for your intended journey. However, if it is paid within 21 days, the Penalty Fare is reduced to £50 ...

  8. Application for Travel Document

    I-131, Application for Travel Document. ALERT: On Jan. 31, 2024, we published a final rule in the Federal Register, that adjusts the fees required for most immigration applications and petitions. The new fees will be effective April 1, 2024. Applications and petitions postmarked on or after April 1, 2024, must include the new fees or we will ...

  9. (UK rail travel) Where can you exchange a Permit to Travel for a ticket?

    You exchange the permit for a ticket if you are asked to present your ticket onboard the train by a guard, ticket inspector or revenue protection officer - they will charge you the difference between the permit value and the ticket you require to conduct your journey, or refund the difference if the permit is worth more than the ticket for your journey (unlikely).

  10. I94

    I-94 is a place for U.S. visitors to find travel records. Visiting the U.S. & Arriving Via a Land Border or Selected Ferry? A Form I-94 is needed by all visitors except: U.S. Citizens, returning resident aliens, aliens with immigrant visas, and most Canadian citizens visiting or in transit. Travelers will be issued an I-94 during the admission process at the port of entry.

  11. CBP Makes Online I-94 Application, Payment Available to Travelers

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced an enhancement to the I-94 website today, which allows travelers to apply and pay for their I-94 online prior to arriving at a land port of entry. Travelers can speed up their entry into the U.S. by providing their biographic and travel information, and paying the $6 fee for their I-94 application online up to seven days prior ...

  12. Can I really pay on the train if the only option is card payment?

    I believe that Northern's machines will do the following: Work through the process as if you are buying the required ticket. When it comes to payment - the machine will offer you a non-card option (whatever phrase they use) which, if selected, will cause the issue of a (free) "Permit To Travel" voucher (ticket).

  13. Electronic System for Travel Authorization

    Electronic System for Travel Authorization. ESTA is an automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Authorization via ESTA does not determine whether a traveler is admissible to the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers determine ...

  14. Traveling Outside the U.S. With Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

    This document will allow you to travel abroad and to return to the U.S. within the time period for which you are authorized. This permit is often authorized for multiple reentries, but you can remain outside the U.S. for only a total of 90 days. For more information about how to complete the required form, see Filling Out Form I-131 for Advance ...

  15. Businesses push Biden to grant work permits to longtime undocumented

    The coalition argues Biden can do more through executive action under current law, including by expanding work permits to spouses of US citizens. Similar actions by Biden and former Presidents ...

  16. How do you get a 'promise to pay' ticket?

    If you want to pay by another method, such as cash, or if the machine does not list the ticket that you want to buy, then please obtain a Promise to Pay ticket by choosing your destination station and pressing the "Promise to Pay" button. You will then need to pay for your ticket on the train or at a station on your journey".

  17. Reentry Permit FAQs: Your Most Common Questions Answered

    The answer is: it depends. A reentry permit is usually valid for 2 years. However, in certain cases, a reentry permit is valid for less than 2 years. According to the immigration regulations, a reentry permit will only be valid for 1 year if since you became a permanent resident, or during the last 5 years (whichever is less), you have been ...

  18. DepEd Authority to Travel Abroad Permit

    Requesting officials/personnel should be guided on the following: a. All travel authority requests for official travel abroad are covered by these protocols; b. All personnel are encouraged to start processing requests as early as possible; c. DepEd offices must act on requests immediately to avoid any delays; d.

  19. CBP Reminds Travelers to Obtain the I-94 Permit Early

    SAN DIEGO—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in San Diego are anticipating an increase in applications by Mexican travelers for the required I-94 permit during the Easter holiday season and spring break. Mexican border crossing card (or "laser visa") holders who plan to make an extended visit to the United States during the upcoming travel season are urged to obtain the essential ...

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    Why Promise Folder: Who We Serve. Back. Governments Utilities Residents Folder: About. Back. Team & Investors Security Careers Press & Case Studies Request Demo Support for Residents. Promise is proud to partner with many state and local agencies to provide payment assistance and distribute relief to eligible households. ...

  21. What the F.A.A. Bill Means for Travelers

    The F.A.A. oversees all plane traffic in the United States, and the bill, which Mr. Biden has signaled he will sign, grants $105 billion to the agency and $738 million to the National ...

  22. Promise

    Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) works with PromisePay to offer payment plans for water bill balances of $50 or more. Keep your account in good standing. Interest-free payment plans. Flexible payment options and schedules.

  23. PromisePay Payment Plans

    Easily and quickly sign up online at nnva.promise-pay.com ; Conveniently pay using a credit or debit card (including pre-paid cards), ACH (bank transfers), Apple Pay, and Google Pay. ... Permits. Solid Waste. City Council. Visit Us. Follow Us on. 2400 Washington Avenue Newport News, VA 23607. 757-933-2311. Email 311. Newport News. History of ...

  24. Payment arrangements & promise to pay for your mobile bill

    A payment arrangement doesn't stop the late fee. A late payment fee can be charged to your account as early as the day after the original bill's due date. Late fee charges are charged at the rate of 5% of the balance that wasn't paid by the due date or $7 (whichever is greater) or as permitted by law. For example, if your unpaid balance is $50 ...

  25. Pinellas County Consumer Protection investigation leads to criminal

    Permits, Inspections, and More. ... Scott and Bowman recently pled guilty to these charges and were ordered to pay a total of $1,037,240 in restitution. Scott was ordered to 15 years of probation after paying an initial $50,000 restitution to the victims and ordered to pay a minimum of $12,000 a year, while Bowman received a 12-year prison ...

  26. VAHAN 4.0 (Online Permit)~onlineapp01~135~8019

    Proceed. Login with Registered Vehicle or Without Registered Vehicle to get Permit Now. OTP has been generated and sent on your registered/entered mobile no. Login Resend OTP. VAHAN 4.0 (Online Permit) ~onlineapp01~135~8019 vahan.parivahan.gov.in (Build Version:210520241700)

  27. Flyers have rights, just not many. How DOT is trying to fix that

    There's a conflict between the FAA bill and DOT's new rule requiring automatic cash refunds for flight cancellations and delays. Congress doesn't want the refund to be automatic. Bill McGee, a ...

  28. PromisePay

    GCWW has partnered with PromisePay to provide flexible payment plans to pay off your balance over time. Interest-free payment plans. Pay off past-due charges. Keep your water/utility service active. Flexibility when you need it. Requires Landlord Authorization for tenants. Current Bill must continue to be paid. Enroll now!

  29. Trump Asked Oil Execs for $1B to Roll Back Environmental Policies: Report

    Trump asked top oil execs for $1 billion campaign cash in exchange for environmental policy rollbacks, report says. Rebecca Rommen. May 12, 2024, 4:58 AM PDT. Republican presidential candidate ...