If you plan to travel outside the United States, be sure to check your passport long before your trip. Routine processing times for passport services are 4-6 weeks (expedited services take approximately 2-3 weeks).
Renew Your Passport - Check your passport’s expiration date. If your passport expires before you plan to return to the United States, then you’ll need to get a new passport before you leave the U.S.
Apply for a Passport - If you are eligible for a U.S. passport and plan to travel abroad, get application instructions.
Change or Correct Your Passport - If you need to makes changes or corrections (due to a name change, for example) or add visa pages to your passport, see which forms you need to submit.
Report Your Lost or Stolen Passport - If your passport has been lost or stolen, report it as soon as you can. Call 1-877-487-2778 (TTY 1-888-874-7793) in the U.S., or contact the nearest U.S. embassy if you’re overseas.
Get Additional U.S. Passport Services - Look up passport fees, get the status of your passport application, find information about photo requirements, and more.
You can apply for a passport or renew one without an appointment. Find a local office.
Asked by Anonymous
I plan to travel to the Dominica commonwealth in the Caribbean next month. What information do I need to travel there? I have a current passport.
In addition to a valid passport, you may be asked to present a return or onward ticket when entering Dominica. Find more details about entry and exit requirements when traveling to Dominica.
For international travel, U.S. citizens need to have a passport or other valid documents in order to enter the United States. Caribbean cruises that begin and end in the U.S., called closed loop cruises, do not require you to travel with a passport. However, if you need to leave the cruise ship because of an emergency and you do not have a valid passport, you may have trouble entering or staying in a foreign country. You may also have difficulty re-entering the United States by air because many airlines require a valid passport in order to board the aircraft. Because of these reason, it is strongly recommended that you always travel abroad with a valid passport.
Find international travel requirements for other countries.
If you’re traveling over land or sea this summer, a Passport Card might be right for you. Read the FAQs to find out more.