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Aug 21, 2019
Apply for your passport well ahead of planned travel! There has been increasingly strong demand for U.S. passports in recent years. Whether you are renewing a passport or applying for the first time, the passport application process can be completed without added stress if done ahead of time.
Aug 20, 2019
Special Passport Acceptance Fairs
We're holding special Passport Fairs across the United States to help you get your passport. Adults who are first-time applicants and all children can apply early and avoid the rush! New events will be added each week.
Jul 24, 2019
How a Passport Can Help you Fly Domestically
We want you to know about the upcoming changes to domestic air travel as part of the Real ID Act!
Jun 20, 2019
Replacing your Passport After the Storm
As people return home after a major storm, they may find that their important documents (such as their passport, social security card, or birth certificate) have been lost or damaged. We understand this is a stressful time and are here to help you replace your lost or damaged U.S. passport book and/or passport card.
Mar 5, 2019
Do you have a Picture Perfect Passport?
Passport photos that don't meet our requirements are the #1 reason applications get held up during the application process. Learn how to have a picture perfect passport!
Jan 29, 2019
Recipients of the 2018 National Awards for Passport Acceptance Facilities and Agents
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 National Awards for Passport Acceptance Facilities and Agents!
Mar 28, 2018
U.S. Passport Execution Fee Will Increase to $35
The increase from $25 to $35 will take effect on April 2, 2018.
Jan 19, 2018
Passports and Seriously Delinquent Tax Debt
If you have been certified to the Department of State by the Secretary of the Treasury as having a seriously delinquent tax debt, you cannot be issued a U.S. passport and your current U.S. passport may be revoked.
Jan 8, 2018
Recipients of the 2017 National Awards for Passport Acceptance Facilities and Agents
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 National Awards for Passport Acceptance Facilities and Agents!
Oct 27, 2017
Passports and International Megan's Law
The passport identifier provision of International Megan's Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders (IML) (Public Law 114-119) went into effect on October 31, 2017.
Aug 1, 2016
Passport Demand Study
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.