Don’t let a passport stand in the way between you and your next great adventure.
Following a year of quarantine, the world is starting to slowly open up again and with it, people are beginning to make travel plans. As countries around the world relax their border restrictions, you may need to dust off that passport and make sure it’s ready for international travel. After your suitcase is packed, flights are confirmed, and COVID-19 tests or vaccine documents are secured, the last thing you’ll want is to realize there’s an issue with your passport. Or worse, that it’s expiring mere weeks before you’re supposed to take off on that long-awaited vacation.
Perhaps you are one of the estimated one-third of Americans who doesn’t have a passport. If you’re looking to change that, applying for your first passport book is not as complicated as you might think. Whatever your situation, we’ve got you covered with the guidelines and rules you’ll need to know when it comes to renewing or getting a new passport.
INSIDER TIPInformation in this article is subject to change, so make sure to double-check the State Department’s website for the latest updates regarding passport requirements, processing times, and appointments.