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Can I return to the USA with a passport expiring in five months?

Question: Can I return to the USA with a US Passport which will expire within five months?


Answer: Yes, you can return to the United States with a passport that will expire five months later. Note, however, that you may not be allowed to depart the U.S. if your destination is a country which follows the six month passport validity rule.

Many countries require your passport to have at least six months of validity before they will grant you permission to enter. Since not all countries have this requirement, it is important that you verify the foreign entry requirements for the places you plan to visit.

If you discover that you need to renew your passport, then click the link below for instructions on how to apply.

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Return to the US
by: joshua

Question: So I'm currently in Afghanistan on a work visa, I am supposed to leave August 31st but my passport expires 2 weeks later on September 16th, will I be able to travel back home? There's tons of rumors going around saying I will be denied when I get to Dubai.

Answer: As a U.S. citizen, you may re-enter the United States up to the expiration date of your U.S. passport. However, you need at least 6 months validity on your passport to enter the UAE.

If you are only transiting through Dubai and not leaving the airport, you may not need to comply with the validity requirement. However, if you are staying for a time in Dubai, you need to renew your passport before leaving Afghanistan. You may do this at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.

We recommend contacting the airline you are flying with to verify travel document requirements.

Traveling to the UK
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm travelling to the UK in September with my two children. My son's passport (he's aged 5) expires in October-- a month after we return. Do I need to renew it before we leave?

Answer: There is no need to obtain a new passport for your child. The United Kingdom only requires that U.S. passports be valid for the entire duration of the bearer's stay in their country.

One day late
by: Anonymous

Question: I have a trip leaving July 29th. My passport expires on August 4th. My return to the USA is August 5th. What do I need to do?

Answer: You cannot re-enter the United States on an expired passport, even if it has just been a day since expiration.

You can try going to a regional passport agency to apply for a possible same-day renewal but there is no guarantee that you will be issued a passport in time.

You can also contact a private passport expediter to see if they can assist you in getting your passport in time. They may be able to help you since they have special relationships with regional agencies.

If these do not work, your last resort may be to apply for a renewal while you are overseas. You need to contact the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your destination country for this service.

Come back
by: Bryan

Question: Can I come back in the USA knowing I have 5 months departing from Ivory Coast?

Answer: Yes, you can. As a U.S. citizen, you may re-enter the United States from the Cote d'Ivoire up to the expiration date of your U.S. passport.

U.S. visa renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: Thanks for the response.

Answer: You are welcome. Should you have questions regarding U.S. passports, we'd be happy to help.

U.S. visa renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: My mum's U.S. visa will expire in March 2018, currently she is in Nigeria but planning to come back first week of Feb 2018. Can she renew her U.S. visa?

Answer: Please contact the National Visa Center for questions regarding U.S. visas.

Poland Trip
by: David

Question: I am traveling to Poland on August 8th and returning August 22nd. My Polish passport is still valid another 9 years; however my U.S. Passport expires in September. Will I have any problems traveling?

Answer: All U.S. citizens are required to depart and re-enter the United States using their U.S. passports. If you use your U.S. passport when you leave the U.S. then present your Polish passport when you arrive in Poland and then use the U.S. passport again when you re-enter the U.S, you should not have issues.

Traveling to Punta Cana
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I am traveling to Punta Cana on Aug 14, 2017 and returning on Aug. 19, 2017. I just noticed that my U.S. passport expires on Sept. 17, 2017. Will I have any issues entering Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, or returning to the US. Please advise. Thank you!

Answer: Your U.S. passport only needs to be valid in order to enter Dominican Republic. As a U.S. citizen, you may re-enter the United States after temporary travel abroad up to the expiration date of your U.S. passport. You should have no issues traveling to Punta Cana and getting home using your current passport.

Traveling to Poland
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi I am traveling to Poland in August 2 and going back to the U.S. on August 20. I have dual citizenship and my Polish passport is good for the next 9 years. But my U.S. passport is only good for five months beyond my departure from Poland on August 20. Could I have any problems with my trip?

Answer: You should not have problems. You may depart the United States on your U.S. passport and enter Poland and re-enter the U.S. using your U.S. passport again.

Even if you use your U.S. passport to enter Poland, you should still be worry-free since it still meets the 3-month validity requirement applicable to all countries within the Schengen area.

If my passport expires on Aug 1st
by: Anonymous

Question: If my U.S. passport expires August 1st and my return flight from Portugal is July 24th, will I have any issues coming back home?

Answer: No, you will not have issues. You may re-enter the United States up to the expiration date of your U.S. passport.

However, you may have issues entering Portugal. As party to the Schengen Agreement, Portugal requires that U.S. passports be valid 3 months beyond the bearer's intended date of departure. If you are using a U.S. passport and it expires a few days after your planned exit, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Dual citizen traveling with expired US passport
by: Kyle

Question: Hello,

I am a dual citizen with a U.S. and Guatemalan passport. My flight is in two days and I just now realized that my U.S. passport is expired but my Guatemalan passport is valid for 2 more years.

Can I travel to Guatemala with my Guatemalan passport and renew my US passport while there?

Answer: All U.S. citizens are required to depart and re-enter the United States on their U.S. passport.

You need to apply for expedited renewal at a regional passport agency. Since it is unlikely that an appointment will be available, you may walk-in with your application. Just make sure you arrive before the agency opens and that all your requirements are in order, including proof of immediate international travel. Applications submitted at a regional agency are processed in 1 to 8 business days.

Another option is to employ the services of a private passport expediter. An expediter can get your application processed in as fast as the same day.

U.S. entry
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I'm a U.S. citizen traveling to Macedonia for three weeks. My U.S. passport expires 4 months before I re-enter the U.S. Would I have any problem entering the U.S? Thank you.

Answer: Yes, you will have issues getting back in the United States if your passport expires before your trip home.

However, if you meant to say that your passport expires 4 months AFTER your scheduled return trip from Macedonia, you should be able to re-enter the U.S. without any problem.

Passport expired in March 2017
by: Anonymous

Question: We will be traveling to Mexico by car. We just realized that our son's passport expired on March 2017. Will he be able to enter the U.S. when we come back in July 9th 2017?

Answer: A valid U.S. passport is required to enter Mexico and get back in the United States. This applies to all U.S. citizens, regardless of age.

You need to apply a new passport for your son before your trip.

US passport about to expire
by: Anonymous

Question: My son is returning to the U.S. on July 9th 2017. His American passport expires in August 2017. Will he able to enter the U.S. or will he need to renew his passport prior to his trip?

Answer: U.S. citizens may re-enter the United States up to the expiration date of their U.S. passports. Your son should be able to return to the U.S. using his current passport without any problem. Once he gets back in the country, he can begin the process of renewing his passport.

Passport expires 2 days before coming back to the US
by: Anonymous

Question: My 10-year-old daughter is traveling to Nicaragua today June 27, 2017 and returning to the USA on July 30, 2017 and we just realized that her passport will expire 2 days before she comes back. Will she be able to enter the USA? She is US citizen.

Answer: U.S. citizens must re-enter the United States using valid passports. Since there's not enough time to obtain a new passport for your child, you need to do it at the U.S. Embassy in Managua.

Your daughter needs to appear in person with both parents at the embassy to apply for the passport. If one of the parents cannot appear with the child, the non-applying parent must execute a notarized statement of consent for passport issuance. If both parents cannot appear with the child, both must submit a notarized statement of consent and authorization for the adult who will accompany the child when she applies. All statements must be accompanied with a photocopy of the parent/s' IDs.

MINOR´S PASSPORT EXPIRES DURING THE TRIP
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, my daughter´s passport will expire during her trip to USA. She is a dual citizen (Guatemala-USA). She is entering the USA with a valid U.S. passport but by the time she returns to Guatemala, her U.S. passport will have already expired.

Answer: All U.S. citizens are required to depart and return to the United States using their U.S. passports. Since your minor child's passport will expire while she is in the United States, you may apply for a new passport at an acceptance facility. She will need to appear in person with both parents.

Routine service takes 6 to 8 weeks to complete. If you need the passport sooner, you can apply for expedited service and get the passport in 2 to 3 weeks.

Dual Citizen Question
by: Michael

Question: Hi,

I am a dual citizen (US + Belgium) currently living in the US.

I am travelling back home to Belgium for a few weeks with a return flight back to the US on July 16.

I booked my flight under my US passport, but now realize it expires within 3 months of my travel date, on August 15th. My Belgian Passport is still valid for 7 years. I understand the Shenghen zone requires a 3 month valid passport beyond travel date if travelling from the US.

Will I be allowed to leave the US if I present my US passport, or should I use my Belgian passport, even though I booked my flight on my US passport? Or will this not affect me since I am a citizen of Belgium? The customer service of my airline suggested I simply change the passport linked to my ticket to my BE passport when I arrive at the airport. Thank you in advance for your insights.

Answer: All U.S. citizens are required to depart and return to the United States using U.S. passports. Since you have Belgian citizenship, you may use your U.S. passport when you leave the U.S. then present Belgian passport when you arrive in Belgium.

Can I travel to Colombia with passport expiring in 2 months?
by: Rachel

Question: I leave for Colombia from the USA on July 28, 2017 and will be coming back on August 12, 2017. However, my passport expires on September 11, 2017. Is it possible for me to still go to my destination?

Answer: U.S. passports only need to be valid at the time of entry to Colombia. You should be able to travel to your destination without a problem.

Traveling to Bahamas
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi I have a Saudi passport, and I am studying in Miami with a student visa and planning to go a day trip to the Bahamas. My Saudi passport will be expired in December 2017, that's after I come back from the Bahamas. Is there a specific period for my passport expiration to return back to Miami from Bahamas?

Answer: Please contact the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs for questions involving U.S. visas.

Honduras
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello. I'm a U.S. permanent resident traveling to Honduras but I noticed that my passport expires in 4 months. Will I have problems returning to the USA?

Answer: After temporary travel abroad, Lawful Permanent Residents may re-enter the U.S. with a valid U.S. green card and a valid foreign passport. You should be able to get back in the U.S. without issues after you travel to Honduras.

My 4 year old daughter's passport expiring in December 2017
by: Baj

Question: Hi. We are travelling to Canada this August 14-18, 2017. Her U.S. passport (full, not card) expires Dec 20, 2017. Will we be admitted to Canada? Also her father is deployed (active military). Is there an official document my husband needs to fill out to prove he consented?
Lastly, Will we have problems re-entering the U.S. since her U.S. passport is expiring in 4 months? Thank you.

Answer: U.S. citizens may travel to Canada and return to the U.S. with a valid passport. There is no validity period required.

The notarized consent to travel is only recommended when the minor is not traveling with a parent or legal guardian.

Can I go to Canada
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I come back to the United States if my passport expired in 2012. I am a legal U.S. citizen.

Answer: According to the U.S. Department of State, all American citizens must possess a valid passport in order to exit and re-enter the United States. Trying to return to the U.S. with an expired passport may result in being denied entrance. It is best to resolve this before your return trip.

My Daughter's Passport
by: Bibiana

Question: Hi. My daughter's passport has already expired in April 2017. She is in Mexico and we are in the States. We have to pick her up in June but we only have a few days off. Can she travel to the States with any other document besides her expired passport? Please advise me on this. Thank you !!!

Answer: U.S. citizens are required to possess a valid passport book or passport card to re-enter the United States from Mexico. Your daughter needs to renew or apply for a new passport in order to get back in the U.S. If she is still a minor, she needs to appear with both parents at the Mexican Embassy or Consulte.

Travel to Ethiopia on soon-to-expire Ethiopian passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I booked a flight to Ethiopia. I have an Ethiopian passport that expires in 2 months, will I still be able to go to Ethiopia?

Answer: Since you are an Ethiopian citizen, you should have no issues entering your country with a soon-to-expire passport. Please contact the embassy to verify entry requirements for returning citizens.

Renewing DR passport in the DR
by: Abnonymous

Question: I'm a permanent legal resident of the United States and I come from the Dominican Republic. Can I travel there and renew my passport in the Dominican Republic?

Cystal

Answer: Yes, you may travel to the Dominican Republic and renew your passport there. When you seek re-entry to the United States, you only need to present a valid green card and your valid passport.

Passport expiring
by: Angela

Question: I am traveling to the UK from June 30 - July 10, but my passport expires July 30. Should I try applying for expedited renewal, or will I be okay?

I should also note that we are changing flights in Dublin, in case that makes a difference.

Thanks!

Answer: There will be no need to renew your passport before your trip. The United Kingdom and Ireland only require that U.S. passports be valid for the duration of your stay.

Re entry permit needed?
by: Lou

Question: My daughter has been in the Philippines for almost 2 years without returning to USA. Her green card is valid and passport expires in less than 6 months. Will she need a re-entry permit since she has been gone so long? Thanks.

Lou

Answer: Since your daughter has been gone for more than a year, she may need to secure a returning resident visa from the U.S. Embassy. Please contact the U.S. Embassy in Manila for advise on the matter.

Thanks
by: Lou

Question: Thank you.

Answer: You're welcome. Glad to be of help. Please let you us know if you have more questions.

Filipino green card holder
by: Lou

Question: My step daughter is 14, current US green card holder with less than 6 months on her Philippine passport. She has been attending school in Philippines and is now ready to come back to USA. will she have issues entering US with less than 6 months on passport? She DOES have a valid in date U.S. green card.
Thanks
Lou

Answer: Permanent residents of the United States may re-enter the U.S. with a valid green card and identification document (valid passport) after temporary travel overseas. Your step-daughter should not have problems getting back in to the U.S.

Traveling to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
by: Laura

Question: Hi. I am traveling to Punta Cana on June 18th to the 23rd. My passport expires February 4th. Will I be okay to enter DR and return to the U.S. or should I renew my passport?

Answer: U.S. passports only need to be valid upon entry to the Dominican Republic. You should be able to travel to Punta Cana and return to the U.S. with your current passport without issues.

Traveling to Mexico
by: Sergio

Question: So I am traveling to Mexico, July 1st to the 9th. My passport expires the 11th of July. So should I renew it now? Or will it be fine if I renew after I come back?

Answer: You may travel to Mexico and get back in to the United States using your current passport. You do not need to apply for a renewal until after you get back.

Travel to Algeria
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi,

My U.S. passport is expiring on January 27th 2018 and traveling to Algeria from the 5th of June to 8th of August . I also have Algerian passport which is valid.

Should I be fine to travel?

Thank you!

Answer: You may use your U.S. passport for travel. Algeria requires that U.S. passports be valid for at least six months upon entry. Your passport still meets this requirement.

Passport almost expired
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a Bosnian citizen and US green-card holder. I intend to travel to Bosnia on June 5, 2017 with a Bosnian passport that expires on June 8, 2017. I intend renew my passport while there. Should I have any problems leaving the U.S. on this passport and re-entering with a new passport? I have asked the airline and they said passport has to be valid on day of travel, that's all.

Also, my initial intention was to fly to Serbia and travel to Bosnia via land but now that I found out my passport is to expire soon, is it better to get a connecting flight to Bosnia even though Serbia does not require passports for Bosnian citizens?

Thank you.

Answer: Permanent residents of the United States need only present a valid green card and any identity document to re-enter the U.S. after temporary travel abroad. Your valid passport may serve as your ID. Please check the USCIS website for more information.

Since your passport is still valid by the time you travel, you should be able to enter Serbia without a problem. We recommend that you contact the Serbian Embassy to verify travel document requirements.

Please help
by: Anonymous

Question: My son's passport expired in May during his visit to the Dominican Republic. Can he enter the United States with his expired passport? He is coming back June 16.

Answer: All U.S. citizens need a valid passport to re-enter the United States. Your son needs to renew his passport before he flies back home. He can do this at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo.

Travel to Algeria
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello,

My little sister's passport is expiring on December of 2017. She is traveling to Algeria on June 5th, 2017 to August 7th of 2017 and traveling with air France and the flight will have one stop in France, will she be OK to travel?

Thanks.

Answer: In order to enter Algeria, you need to have at least 6 months validity on your U.S. passport upon entry. France requires 3 months. If your sister's passport expires before December 5th, she needs to renew before her trip.

Passport validity
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a US citizen who lives in Italy; my passport expires in February 2018. I'd like to know if I can travel to and back from the U.S. in August (six months before expiration date) without having to renew my passport beforehand. Thank you.

Answer: U.S. citizens may re-enter the United States from overseas as long as their passports are valid. You should not have any issues with your passport in August.

Grandson's Passport is expiring a month before traveling back to the U.S.
by: Maribel

Question: I want to know if my grandson who is 9 years old can travel back with me to the U.S. with a U.S. Passport expiring July 16, 2017. We're planning to go back to the U.S. June 15, 2017 from the Philippines. Please help me on this. My daughter died December 29, 2016 and all I have is a permission to travel with my grandson.

Answer: We are sorry to hear about your loss. Yes, your grandson can re-enter the U.S. up to the expiration date of his passport.

Travel to Romania
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires in November 2017. I have to go to Romania from May 20 to June 30 but I have my connection in Istanbul. My passport is valid to travel?

Answer: In order to enter Romania, you need to have at least 6 months validity remaining on your passport. Turkey has the same requirement.

Your passport meets the requirements. Please contact the airline/s you are traveling with to verify entry requirements.

Travel to India
by: Anonymous

Question: My U.S. passport has an Indian visa. The passport expires August 2017 and India Visa expires in a few years.

Traveling from LAX to Delhi via Dubai May 27 and returning June 11.

Will we be fine? Only have 2.5 months of validity, technically.

Answer: Your U.S. passport only needs to be valid and have a valid Indian visa in order to enter India. The UAE normally requires 6 months but since you are only transiting, your passport should be good for travel.

Please contact the airline/s you are traveling with to verify travel document requirements.

Traveling to Switzerland with Swiss passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be travelling to Switzerland (I am a Swiss citizen with a green card, permanent resident of the US). My passport and green card expires exactly 6 months of my travel date. Is that going to be a problem?

Answer: It is not going to be a problem as long as you return to the U.S. while your green card and Swiss passport are still valid.


Traveling to China and re-entry
by: Wei Huang

Question: Hi, my U.S. visa is going to expire on June 15th and I'm traveling to China in May. Can I make it back to U.S. with only a few days validity left on my current visa or do I have to renew it while I am in China? Thank you.

Answer: As long as your visa is valid, you may re-enter the U.S. without a problem.

Travel to Dominican Republic
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to the DR at the end of May (25th-29th) and passport expires on May 31st. Will I be fine to travel there and return or do I need to expedite my passport renewal?

Answer: Your U.S. passport only needs to be valid at the time of your entry to the Dominican Republic. In the same manner, you only need a valid passport to re-enter the United States. You do not need to renew your passport before your trip.

Traveling to Bahamas
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Bahamas in May 2017 and passport expires Oct 2017. Is this OK?

Answer: Your U.S. passport only needs to be valid at the time of entry to the The Bahamas. You should not have any passport-related issues during your trip.

Traveling to Europe
by: Maria

Question: I am traveling to Portugal via Ireland in two days, returning mid-month. My U.S. passport expires in June. Will I have any issues?

Answer: You may enter Ireland with your passport since it only needs to be valid for the duration of your stay. However, in order to enter Portugal, you need to have at least 3 months validity left on your passport. Since your passport will expire in June, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

You need to apply for expedited service at a regional passport agency to get your passport in time for your trip. An appointment is generally required but you may try to walk-in with your application. Just make sure you arrive before the agency opens to secure a slot.

If you cannot travel to a regional agency, you may apply via a private passport expediter who can get your renewal processed in as fast as the same day.

Passport expires May 27
by: Anonymous

Question: Can my son travel back into the US on May 16 with an expiration date of May 17?

Answer: Yes, he can. U.S. citizens can get back in to the United States up to the expiration date of their U.S. passports.

St Martin
by: Anonymous

Question: Returning from St. Martin on May and passport expires in August. Is this OK?

Answer: U.S. citizens must have a U.S. passport with at least 6 months validity to enter the French West Indies.

You need to renew your passport before your trip to avoid issues. Please contact the airlines to verify travel document requirements.

MINOR
by: TAMI

Question: My son's passport will expire on May 17, 2017. We're going on a cruise to the Caribbean using his birth certificate (US-born). In the event of an emergency, can he use his passport to get into the U.S?

Answer: A valid passport is required to re-enter the United States when arriving by air. We strongly recommend obtaining a new passport for your child before your trip.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: If I am currently in the Dominican Republic and passport expires May 17 and I go back to the States on May 16, would I be able to enter the U.S?

Answer: Yes, you may re-enter the United States even on the expiration date of your U.S. passport.

US to Canada and back
by: Anonymous

Question: My US passport expires May 15th and I need to go to Canada on April 23rd. Will I be okay to enter Canada and return to the U.S? I will be returning the same day.

Answer: Yes, you may enter Canada and return to the United States using your current passport.

Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi I'm going to Cancun, Mexico April 24 to May 3. I just noticed my passport expires May 29. I'm going to be able to enter Mexico and, most importantly, return to the U.S?

Answer: In order to travel to Mexico and re-enter the United States, U.S. citizens must present a valid passport. You may travel with your current passport.

Aruba travel
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Aruba in May 2017 for a week and my passport will expire in late June 2017. According to the Aruba website, I believe I should be fine entering Aruba and re-entering the USA. Is that correct?

Answer: In order to enter Aruba, your U.S. passport should be valid for at least the duration of your stay in their country. Your passport meets this requirement. You should have no issues entering Aruba and getting back in to the United States.

Passport validity
by: JC

Question: My 10-year old son is a US citizen who lives in Chile. His US passport expires on June 19, 2017. Will he have any problems coming into the US for a 10-day visit in May? Thank you.

Answer: U.S. citizens may re-enter the United States as long as their passports are valid. Your son should not have any problems.

How can airline dictate validity of US passport requirement?
by: Tracey

Question: I am a US travel agent. Suddenly in last year or two, I noticed we have our major airlines dictation passport validity requirements that do not match those of the country that is being visited. They are requiring 6 months validity beyond travel date where it is in fact not required, and I have colleagues who's clients have been denied boarding because of the AIRLINE's made-up rule, even though they had a print out of the country's policy.

How is this even possible for them to make-up their own rules about international entry/exit requirements?

Answer: Some airlines and cruise lines establish their own travel document requirements. These requirements may be based on each destination country's requirements or the State Department's recommendations. For example: member countries of the Schengen Agreement require 3 months but the State Department recommends 6 months. Airlines may follow either the requirement or the recommendation.

It is best to verify travel requirements with airlines before booking.

URGENT China Entry Question
by: Wendi

Question: My mother holds a green card and has a CHINESE passport expiring in Oct 2017. Will she have any problems exiting the U.S. for China and then returning less than a month later? I have done research online regarding 6-month requirement in terms of passport expiration, but am not sure if it applies to her. We have run into problems at the Chinese embassy where her green card includes my father's last name, but her Chinese passport does not (merely because it's not a custom in China to take the husband's last name). Officials are requiring a name change, but that process can take up to three months at the court, and her tickets and appointments overseas have been booked. After 35 years married to my father and living in the U.S., this is the FIRST time she has encountered a situation like this. Please help.

Answer: According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) who change their name due to marriage or because of any other circumstance may travel using a valid Green Card in a different name provided that proof of name progression such as a marriage certificate, a divorce decree or court documents showing a legal name change can be presented. Your mother will most likely not have any problems exiting and returning to the United States using her green card and current passport.

Having said that, she may face issues with immigration once she arrives in China because of the difference in names. Please contact the Chinese Embassy for assistance and more information.

Travel
by: Anonymous

Question: I have to travel to Canada immediately as my dad is very sick. My U.S. passport expires in June 2017. Would that be a problem either in Canada or coming back to the U.S?

Answer: Canada only requires U.S. citizens to present proof of citizenship and identity. Your valid passport satisfies both requirements. You should have no problems traveling to Canada and getting back into the United States.

Passport
by: Mari

Question: Hello. I am a Russian citizen living in the US. I am going to travel to Italy (where I used to live) next week; my Russian passport expires in 1 month but I am going to renew it while I am visiting there. I also have Italian documents like Permesso di Soggiorno (Italian resident card that doesn't have an expiration date). I have also spoken with the airline that I am traveling with and they said I am good to go because I don't have to apply for a visa. What are your thoughts?

Answer: Please contact the Italian Embassy or Consulates for the latest entry requirements for Russian citizens.

Passport requirements
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Bosnia and Herzegovina on April, 23,2017 and coming back in the USA on May, 24 2017. My husband's passport expires June, 5 2017. Is it okay to travel?

Answer: In order to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina, U.S. citizens must have at least 3 months validity remaining on their passports. The three months will be counted from your intended date of departure from their country.

Your husband needs to renew his passport before your trip. Since you are leaving in less than 2 weeks, he needs to apply for expedited service at the closest regional passport agency and present your airline tickets as proof of immediate international travel. Please call 1-877-487-2778 to set an appointment.

Another way to do this is through a private passport expediter. These companies can get your husband's renewal application processed in as fast as the same day.

Traveling to Mexico
by: Tina

Question: Hello! I am traveling to Mexico 4/13/17 to 4/16/17. My passport expires 5/16/17. Will I be allowed to travel to Mexico and more importantly will be allowed back into the US?

Answer: A valid passport is required to enter Mexico. The same is required to re-enter the United States. You should not have problems traveling to Mexico and getting back in the U.S.

Passport expiring in 6 months.
by: Ryan

Question: I am a permanent resident (green card holder). I traveled to Indonesia, Jakarta for 5 months. I am trying to get back to the U.S. with an Indonesian passport that's expiring within 6 months, but my Green Card is still valid until 2022. Do you think it should be okay for me to enter the U.S? Please answer. Thanks.

Answer: Permanent residents returning to the United States after temporary travel abroad must present a valid Permanent Resident Card and a valid passport or foreign national I.D. or U.S. driver's license. You should not have any problems getting back to the U.S. with your passport and green card.

Travelling to Dominican Republic, Passport info
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a US citizen traveling to Dominican Republic on April 23 2017 - April 27th 2017 and my passport expires at the end of May 2017. Am I OK for getting into Dominican Republic and back into the US?

Answer: Yes, you should be fine. The a href="http://www.us-passport-service-guide.com/foreign-entry-requirement-DEF.html#dominicanrepublic">Dominican Republic only requires that your passport be valid at the time of entry to their country. Moreover, you may re-enter the United States as long as your passport is valid.

Australian citizen
by: Anonymous

Question:

Hi,

I am Australian with an Australian passport. I am a permanent resident living in the US. I plan to go to Australia in July and my passport expires in August. Will I be OK to return to the U.S.?

Answer: You need a valid passport and your permanent resident card in order to re-enter the United States. As long as your passport is valid when you return, you should be able to get back in without a problem.

US citizen living in Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a US citizen living in Mexico. I am currently on a temporary resident visa for 1 year, and will be renewing it for three years this month. My passport expires April 2018. July 2017 I will be traveling to the US and returning to Mexico in August. Will I have any problems 1. renewing my visa if my passport expires within the time I will be in the country, and 2. entering the US and re-entering Mexico during this time?

Answer: Since your passport will expire a year after your intended travel dates, you should not have problems renewing your resident visa, entering the U.S. and returning to Mexico.

US Passport expiring in July 2017
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I have a US passport expiring on 30th Aug 2017. I am traveling to India on Wednesday Apr 3 2017 for business, with a valid OCI card. I will return to the US by Apr 20th 2017. Will I be able to enter the US with a passport expiration in Aug 2017?

Answer: There is no validity requirement for re-entry to the United States by U.S. passport holders. As long as your passport is valid, you should have no problems returning to the U.S.

Passport Expiration
by: Anonymous

Question: My mother is a U.S. citizen and is currently in Iran, her passport expires in 2 months. Can she enter USA 6 months within the expiration date?

Answer: A valid U.S. passport is required to re-enter the United States. If your mother's passport expires before her return, she needs to apply for a renewal. The Swiss Embassy’s Foreign Interests Section provides consular services to U.S. citizens in Iran. The address is listed below:

Foreign Interests Section
Embassy of Switzerland
No. 39, Shahid Mousavi St.
Golestan 5th, Pasdaran Ave.
Tehran, Iran

Phone:
+98 21 22 54 21 78
+98 21 22 56 52 73

4 months left on my passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires August of this year. However, I am taking a school group from April 8-17, 2017 to Ireland. Will Ireland permit me to enter the country with less than 6 months left on my passport?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip. Please contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: We are travelling to the Philippine from 6/9 thru 6/22, my son's US passport will expire in Oct. 2017. Will he have any problems entering the US?

Answer: Your son's passport has sufficient validity for entry to the United States.

Visiting Vietnam and return to the US
by: visiting Vietnam

Question: I plan to visit Vietnam for a few months and return to the US. Upon my return date, I have exactly 2 months before my US Passport expire.

Is that OK?

Answer: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay and you must have at least one blank visa page. You need to renew your passport before your trip to Vietnam

Passport expires 7 days after my return
by: Maximo

Question: I am a US permanent resident. I intend to travel to Guatemala at the end of March but my Guatemalan passport expires 7 days after my return date. I'm afraid I will have problems entering back to the US. What should I do?

Answer: You should have no problems reeentering the United States as long as your permanent resident card is valid.

Returning to US on the day my passport expires
by: Dory

Question: I'm in Canada and my US passport will expire in a few days—on the exact day I plan to return (I can't return earlier). Will I be okay to travel on that day?

Answer: Your U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of reentry to the United States.

Returning to the US the day passport expires
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello,

My son's US passport expires the day that our family returns to the states from Mexico. Will there be any issues? I'm afraid we will not receive a new passport in time for our trip in two weeks.

Answer: A US passport only needs to be valid at time of reentry to the United States. If you will be traveling by air, we recommend you contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

Travel to Germany on soon-to-expire passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Germany on March 3, 2017 and returning back home to US on April 30, 2017. My passport is expiring on July 23, 2017. Should I be concerned about entering back into US?

Answer: You should not be concerned about reentering the United States, however, your passport does not meet Germany's passport validity requirement. Germany requires a passport be valid for 3 months beyond the length of stay. The U.S. Department of States recommend your passport have 6 months of validity beyond your departure from the Schengen area before traveling to Germany. We recommend you renew your passport before you travel. Since you have less than two weeks, you need to apply for expedited service at a regional agency.

Revoked passport
by: me

Question: Can I return back to the USA if my passport is revoked due to child support arrears?

Answer: Please contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general for answers to questions about U.S. passports while abroad.

Traveling to Cancun for 4 days foreign passport will expire in less than 6 months at the time of trip
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a US permanent resident living in Los Angeles. My Philippines passport is going to expire in May 2017. My husband an I are planning to travel to Cancun just for 5 days max from April 1-5, 2017. Will I be okay to enter Mexico and back to the USA? Thanks.

Answer: You should have no problem entering Mexico and returning to the United States. We recommend you contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

Passport validity
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires on March 17, 2017. I'm going to Dominican Republic on February 12th and coming back the 18th. Will I have any problems entering the USA?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for reentry to the United States.

passport expiration
by: Anonymous

Question: I am leaving tomorrow for Mexico. I am returning on Feb 10th. I just noticed that my passport expires on Feb 7th. Will I have a problem returning back to the US? What can I do?

Answer: According to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico, your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay. If you will be flying to Mexico, you may not be allowed to board your flight. Please contact the airlines concerning this issue.

If you must renew your passport before you travel, you should visit the nearest regional passport agency. If you arrive very early, you may be issued a new passport the same day.

If you are allowed to travel, you should visit the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general in Mexico in order to renew your passport before you travel back to the United States. Processing of applications at these locations usually takes 2-3 weeks.

Returning to US
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm flying to India next week and then flying back home to the US the following week. My passport expires in 4 months. Will I have any problems returning home to the US?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry when reentering the United States.

Passport validity
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I'm an American living in Brazil and I just booked a flight to travel to the USA in May 2017 but I realized that my USA passport will expire in June 2017. Will I be able to enter the USA or do I need to renew my passport? Thank you.

Answer: You will be able to enter the USA with your current passport.

Traveled with original passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Due to a death in the family, I had to travel with my non expired passport from my country peru but my USA passport expired. Can I renew my USA passport at the U.S. Embassy in Peru?

Answer: Yes, you can. You must apply in person. The average time for processing a passport at the embassy is approximately 10-15 working days, from the time of the application. If you have truly emergent travel which is not possible to reschedule, and you are traveling within the next 72 hours, you may be seen on a walk-in basis any day the Embassy is open.

U.S. Embassy in Lima
Avenida La Encalada cdra. 17 s/n
Surco, Lima 33, Peru
Telephone: (51-1) 618-2000

Traveling with a soon-to-expire passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, I'm in Europe and I will stay my 90 days traveling around. My only concern is that my passport expires on August 2017 but I will be leaving the second week of March. That's five months from my passport expiring. Will I have any problems entering the US? I am an American citizen. Also, my flight is booked with Turkish airlines with one stop in Turkey. Will I have any problems with them for my passport being five month from expiration?

Answer: There should be no problem leaving Europe or entering the United States. If you do not plan to stay in Turkey, there should be no problem. If you plan to spend time in Turkey, you should renew your passport before you travel there. You can do this at any U.S. embassy or consulate general. We recommend you contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.


Passport Expired September 2016
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello I will be traveling to Mexico on the 20th by ground and be flying in on Dec 27. My passport expired Sep 2016. Will I have a problem coming back to the United States? I am a United States citizen. Help please. Thank you.

Answer: Mexico requires you have a valid passport in order to enter the country. You need to apply for a passport renewal before you travel. Since you only have about a week before you travel, you need to expedite the passport application at a regional agency or through a registered courier service.

Living in Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I am in Mexico living and I want to travel to US but my passport expired 4 months ago and I want to know if I can go to us on Christmas days.

Answer: Please visit the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general to apply for a new passport before you travel to the United States. If there is not enough time to obtain a regular passport, you can get an emergency, limited-validity passport which can be replaced for a full-validity passport at a later date.

Passport Expiration
by: Anonymous

Question: My daughters' passports will expire on Jan 3, 2017 and we're going to travel to Toronto, Canada on Christmas Day and return on Dec 29. Is there going to be problem entering Canada? They are dual citizens but they only have US passports. Can they travel with both US passports & Canadian birth certificates?

Answer: You should be okay if you travel by land. Canada only requires proof of citizenship for entry and US passports only need to be valid at time of reentry.

If you plan to travel by air, we recommend you contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

Returning
by: Anonymous

Question: I want to return to the US am 19 yrs old but my passport is expired 2 years ago.

Answer: Contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general for information about getting a new passport.

Child passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, my daughter has US and Israeli passports. Her US passport expires in 5 month. We plan to travel to Israel in 2 weeks till mid of Nov 2016. Will she be able to enter US back with her almost expired US passport?

Answer: Yes, she will. A U.S. passport is valid for entry to the United States up the date of expiration.

passport expire
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be traveling to Costa Rica this month for 2 weeks. My passport expires next month. Will I have a problem entering back home?

Answer: A U.S. Passport only need to be valid for the duration of stay in Costa Rica. You should not have a problem entering nor returning to the United States.

Child's passaport
by: Anonymous

Question: I tried to travel to US with my family (we are living abroad) but at the airport we found out that my little daughter passport was expired and even with her US birth certificate they did not let us travel. I am wondering if it is the right procedure. Thanks

Answer: Airlines can deny boarding if the passenger does not have a valid passport.

Continuing to live in China
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a teacher in China and my passport will expire next September.If I want to continue working in China how can I get a new passport and retain my current passport with a legal residency sticker.

Answer: You can apply for a passport renewal at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general. When renewing a passport, your previously-issued passport will be cancelled and returned to you.

Concerning the residency sticker, you need to contact the China's immigation services to discover whether or not you need to have it transferred to the new passport.

Passport 6 months validity
by: Anonymous

Question: When I leave US for vacation to Thailand and India passport has 6 months validity but when I return it has less than 6 months, do I need to renew?

Answer: A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to the United States. No additional validity is required.

Passport renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: I am returning to the USA in September from UK and my passport expires Feb 12th 2017. Does it need to be renewed before my return?

Answer: No, it does not. A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to the United States.

Travel Worries
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I am a US citizen (minor) that will be traveling to South Korea in the month of July. However,my passport will expire approximately 10-15 days after my arrival back on US soil. What are my options? Furthermore, as a minor I need both parents consent to renew. However, one of my parents is currently on a business trip. Any solutions?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid for the duration of your stay in South Korea and reentry to the United States. You can apply for a new passport after your trip.

There is time to renew your passport before the trip using expedited service if you prefer. Since one parent cannot be present at the time you submit your application form, that parent can send you a notarized consent form. This can be obtained at any U.S. embassy or consulate general.

Traveling to U.S. From New Zealand
by: Anonymous

Question: My daughter is traveling to U.S. in July after living in New Zealand. Her passport expires in July. Will she be ok?

Answer: Your daughter needs to verify the exact day in July that her passport will expire. If it expires before her trip to the U.S., she will need to renew it before traveling. She can do this at the U.S. Embassy in Wellington or the U.S. Consulate General in Auckland.

Passport renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires May 2017 but I'm traveling internationally between December 2016 and January 2017. Do I need to renew my passport before December?

Answer: The answer depends on your destinations. Many countries require a U.S. passport have at least 6 months validity beyond the duration of stay as an entry requirements. Other countries only require 3 months of validity and there are some that only require your passport be valid at the time of entry. Please check the entry requirements for the countries you plan to visit.

passport validity
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Poland through Berlin on March 21 to 31, 2016. My passport expires on June 26, 2016. Will I have a problem getting on plane? Do I need to renew my passport through Fastport agency?

Answer: Poland requires your passport be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. Although close, we recommend you apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

You can submit your passport application at a regional agency if you live near one and have the time. Call 1-877-487-2778 to schedule an appointment.

If you prefer, you can employ the services of a registered passport courier such as Fastport Passport.

passport validity
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Mexico on 3/28/16 and my passport expire on August 2016. Do I need to renew it?

Answer: It is not necessary to apply for a passport renewal before your trip. Mexico only requires your passport be valid for the duration of your stay.

information
by: Anonymous

Question: My niece is in Costa Rica and her passport will expire in December 2016. When is the last day that she can come back to the United States before her passport expire?

Answer: A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to the United States. So, the last day she can return to the United States is the day her passport expires.

travel to USA with a US passport via Frankfurt from italy
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi. I am a US citizen travelling back to USA with a passport that will expire within a month with a transfer in Frankfurt airport. Will I have problems at the airport?

Answer: You should not have problem with your passport since it is a transfer. However, we recommend you contact the airlines to verify.

Nicaragua Travel
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires December 2015 and I am traveling to Nicaragua Sept 2015 for one week. The site says that Nicaragua doesn't have the 6 months validity rule but will I be able to enter the US upon return if it expires in December?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid at time of reentry to the United States. No additional validity is required.

Passport expiring
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires on November 25, 2015. I am leaving for Scotland and Ireland on August 25, 2015 and returing on September 8. Is this a problem?

Answer: It should not be a problem. Ireland requires your passport be valid at time of entry and Scotland only requires it be valid for the duration of your stay. You can renew your passport when you return to the United States.

Cabo trip July, passport expires in December
by: Chris

Question: Hi, I'm traveling to Mexico for 3 days only Cabo San Lucus and noticed my passport will expire in Dec 2015. Do I need to renew my passport when I'm only staying for 3 days for vacation on 7/8-7/10?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to Mexico and reentry to the United States. You can apply for a renewal after your trip.

Traveling to Mexico
by: Chris

Question: Hi, I'm traveling to Mexico for 3 days only Cabo San Lucus and noticed my passport will expire in Dec 2015. Do I need to renew my passport when I'm only staying for 3 days for vacation?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid at the time of entry. No additional validity is required to travel to Mexico.


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