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Special Passport Acceptance Fairs

August 18, 2017null

We're holding special Passport Acceptance Fairs across the United States to help you get your passport this summer. Adults who are first time applicants and all children can apply early and avoid the rush! New events will be added every Monday.READ MORE

REAL ID Not Needed For Domestic Flights until 2018

May 15, 2017Digital illustration of luggage, credit cards, airplane and globe

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) states that REAL ID-compliant identification, such as a driver's license from a REAL ID-compliant state or a passport, will not be required to fly domestically until January 22, 2018. Prior to this implementation deadline, residents of all states may still use a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for domestic air travel.READ MORE

Recipients of the 2016 National Awards for Passport Acceptance Facilities and Agents

December 22, 2016null

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 National Awards for Passport Acceptance Facilities and Agents!READ MORE

No Glasses Beginning November 1st

November 1, 2016null

As of November 1st, 2016, customers applying for or renewing their passport must remove glasses for their passport photo.READ MORE

Picture Perfect Passport

August 30, 2016null

It is Passport Awareness Month and the U.S. Department of State wants you to have a picture perfect passport. READ MORE

Get Your Passport for Summer Travel

June 16, 2016null

If you are planning to travel abroad this summer, you’ll need a passport! READ MORE

Apply Now to Avoid Delays

June 14, 2016null

Plan Ahead! Apply now!READ MORE

Extra Visa Pages no Longer Issued Effective January 1, 2016

November 19, 2015null

The U.S. Department of State will no longer add visa pages into U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016. Previously, U.S. passport holders had the option to pay for the insertion of additional 24-page visa inserts when valid passports lacked adequate space for entry or exit visa stamps. The decision to discontinue this service was made to enhance the security of the passport and to abide by international passport standards.READ MORE

Passport Agencies Shut Down


Passport agencies in federal buildings cannot offer passport services during the shutdown of the Federal Government.READ MORE



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