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A United States passport is an official government document issued by the United States Department of State. A United States passport certifies an individual's identity and U.S. citizenship. A passport is an internationally recognized travel document and it allows the passport holder to travel abroad and return to the United States. A valid United States passport may be used to enter most foreign countries. U.S. Citizens may also apply for the new Passport Card and have both a U.S. Passport and Passport Card.

Some U.S. citizens hold dual citizenship, which means that an individual holds another citizenship besides U.S. citizenship. There are advantages and disadvantages of having dual citizenship and a second passport. However, in most cases dual citizenship is not a problem when renewing your passport since the U.S. government allows dual citizenship.

Why replace your United States passport? If your passport has been lost, stolen, altered, mutilated, damaged, or your name has changed, you should request a new U.S. passport as soon as possible. Note that individuals with altered or mutilated passport may risk prosecution under the law: Section 1543 of Title 22 of the U.S. Code.

Why renew your United States Passport? It is recommended to renew your passport several weeks in advance of your upcoming trip. The application process is comprised of several steps, and a small application mistake may delay the issuance of your new passport. The "United States Passport Application and Renewal Guide" describes in details the application, replacement and renewal process.

 

If your passport is expired or about to expire, it is highly recommended to renew it as soon as possible for several reasons:

  • Most countries require a passport to be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry in the country
  • A passport expiring during a trip abroad is a serious problem because you will not be able to enter any other countries
  • An expired passport might not be accepted as proof of citizenship or legal status in some countries
  • You could have problems returning to the United States with an expired passport

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE to download the Passport Renewal Application. Instructions and Application Forms Included.


The Passport Renewal Guide:

  • United States passport overview
  • Who can apply for a United States passport
  • Application requirements
  • Application procedures for your first United States passport
  • Application procedures for how to apply for the new Passport Card
  • US passport filing fees
  • How to renew a U.S. passport in person or by mail
  • How to request a replacement of a lost or stolen passport
  • How to add blank pages to a valid passport (48-page passports are no longer issued)
  • How to fill out the application forms
  • Where to apply for an American passport
  • Special requirements for individuals under 17 years of age
  • How to update your U.S. passport after a name change
  • Information on urgent passport applications and renewals
  • Locate the 9000 designated passport application facilities nationwide
  • U.S. Passport Application Forms

 

United States Passport Renewal  




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