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Can I return to USA with an US Passport which will be expired within 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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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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