Want A U.S. Passport? Were You Circumcised?

Proposed questionnaire gets personal for applicants who can't supply birth certificate

Were you baptized or circumcised? Who was present when you were born? Where did your mother work? These are sample questions that applicants may be asked to answer on the proposed biographical questionnaire for a U.S. passport.

The questionnaire, boingboing reports, is intended for people seeking a U.S. passport but who cannot supply a birth certificate.

The U.S. State Department — the federal agency that processes passports — anticipates more than 74,000 respondents. It also estimates the form will take 45 minutes to complete.

Some see that figure as far-fetched.

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