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Passports and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

September 18, 2017Huge hurricane between Florida and Cuba

As people return to their homes after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, they may find that their important documents, such as their passport, social security card, or birth and marriage certificates have been lost or damaged in the storm.READ MORE

How a Passport Can Help You Fly in the U.S.

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September is Passport Awareness Month, and we want you to know about the upcoming changes to domestic air travel as part of the Real ID Act!READ MORE

Special Passport Acceptance Fairs

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We're holding special Passport Acceptance Fairs across the United States to help you get your passport this fall. 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



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

  • Each month, Passport Services sends letters to a random sample of recipients requesting that they participate in our Passport Demand Study. If you received one of these letters, we welcome your participation.

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

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

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

  • Plan Ahead! Apply now!

  • 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.