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Can you travel out of the country on a soon to expire passport?

The question of whether or not an American can travel abroad on a soon to expire passport is asked more often than most other questions. It is not uncommon for the bearer of a valid passport to arrive at the airport only to discover that the passport is not "valid" for the flight's destination. This is due to the fact that many countries require a passport have six months of validity remaining before a visitor will be allowed to enter.


The initial question submitted by one of our visitors discusses this question in a general way. You can read the comments to find informatoin about specific destinations.

Question: My passport expires in April. The person in the Post Office just told me that I cannot travel within 6 months of the expiration date. Is this correct?

Answer: The answer to your question depends on your destination. Many countries in the world require your passport have at least six months validity remaining beyond your visit before they will allow you to enter. Others only require 3 months of validity while still others only require your passport be valid at time of entry.

If the country you plan to visit requires six months of validity then you will need to renew your passport before your departure date. Check the foreign entry requirements for the country or countries you plan to visit.

You can get a passport renewed in 4-6 weeks by routine processing or 2-3 weeks with expedited service. Faster service requires you apply at a regional agency.

If you need to apply for a passport renewal, you can learn what requirement you need to do that here

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Leaving to Mexico for an emergency 12/7/16 and returning 12/11/16. Passport expires 12/18/16. Am I going to have any issues entering the States?
by: Anonymous

Question: Leaving to Mexico for an emergency 12/7/16 and returning 12/11/16. Passport expires 12/18/16. Am I going to have any issues entering the states?

Answer: You should not have any issues due to your passport validity.

Vacation
by: michael

Question: My wife has a Filipino passport. She is here on k-1 visa and we just got married. I am going back to Turks and Caicos in Feb and want to bring her. Can she come with me using her Filipino passport?

Answer: Please contact the British Embassy for the latest entry requirements for non-US citizens.

Honduras and El Salvador
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires Jan 7, 2017 Traveling to El Salvador and Honduras on December 8th returning on December 14, 2016.

Answer: To enter Honduras, you need a U.S. passport with at least six months validity. Please contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

In order to renew your passport so quickly, you need to schedule an appointment at the nearest regional agency or employ the services of a registered passport courier.

Traveling to El Salvador
by: Alba

Question: Hi, I am traveling to El Salvador on April 4, 2017 and returning April 15th, 2017. My passport expires April 17, 2017. Should I renew my passport or can I still travel?

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

Soon expired passport
by: Andy

Question: I will travel to China on Dec.15,2016. But my passport(U.S.A) will expire by Apr.4, 2017. Should I renew MY passport? The time is rush.

Answer: According to the U.S. Department of State, you should "bbtain a visa prior to arrival and have a passport with at least six months' validity remaining. The lack of either will result in a fine and immediate deportation." Please contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

If you need to renew your passport within two weeks, you can schedule an appointment at the nearest regional agency or employ the services of a registered passport courier.

Traveling to Canada
by: Anonymous

Question: I am an American citizen and traveling to Canada Dec 30-Jan 2. My passport expires on January 23. Am I ok to use it or do I need to get a new passport?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip.

Australia
by: Christy

Question: I'm an American citizen traveling to Australia dec. 29-Jan. 14. 2017 for leisure.'my ETA is done and linked to my current passport which expires 4/2/17. I don't see any amount of time that passports must be valid for Australia. Am I ok to travel with my current passport?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to Australia.

travel period validity
by: Angel

Question: We plan to travel in January, 2016 but our passports will be expired on July, 2016. Is it ok to travel?

Answer: You need to calculate the time for the day you travel to your passport's exact date of expiration. Then, verify the entry requirements for the country or countries you plan to visit. Please contact the airlines or cruise line for travel document requirements.

Passport Expiration
by: Terri

Question: Cruising to various ports in the Caribbean in February 2017, my passport expires April 15, 2017. Will there be an issue with this?

Answer: Please verify the entry requirements for each destination.

Cancun, MEX
by: Matt

Question: My passport expires Dec 28, 2016. We plan to leave for Cancun on Dec 3rd and return Dec 9th. Should I expect any issues?

Answer: There should be no issues with the validity of your passport.

Okay to travel
by: Anonymous

Question: Travel to Taiwan/China on 12/1/16 to 12/20/16. My passport expires 07/17. Will it be okay?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for travel to China and Taiwan. Please contact the airlines to verify travel document requirements.

Cuba
by: Anonymous

Question: I am taking an educational tour to Cuba on 11/29/16. My passport expires on 3/11/17. Do I need to renew it?

Answer: According to the latest information we have, your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry. You do not need to apply for a renewal before your trip. However, we recommend you contact the airlines and/or your travel agent to confirm travel document requirements.

Passport Expired
by: Beatriz

Question: I'm a permanent resident at the US, but my Cuban passport expired in 10/26/2016 and I'm planning to go on a cruise this month. Will I have any issues to re-entry to US?

Answer: If seeking to enter the United States after temporary travel abroad, you will need to present a valid, unexpired "green card" (Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card). When arriving at a port of entry, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer will review your permanent resident card and any other identity documents you present, such as a passport, foreign national I.D. card or U.S. Driver’s License, and determine if you can enter the United States.

Please contact the cruise line to verify travel document requirements.

Travel to Canada from US
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Canada 1/14/17 thru 1/19/17. My passport expires on 1/31/17. Do I need it updated prior to the trip?

Answer: You do not need to apply for a renewal before your trip unless you want to. A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to Canada and reentry to the United States.

Travel to UK
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport is expiring on 28th Nov 2016 and I need to travel to the UK on 10th Nov and return on 19th Nov. Can I enter the UK?

Answer: The UK requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. Please contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

Passport expires soon
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a permanent resident in Canada and holding a Philippine passport. It will expire in April and I am travelling to Mexico in two days. Can I still travel?

Answer: Please contact the Embassy of Mexico in Canada for answers to questions about entry requirements.

Travel to Spain
by: Anonymous

Question: I will travel to Spain and my return date is 12/30/2016. My passport expires on 5/24/2017. Will I have any problems?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to Spain. Six month of validity is recommended but only three months of validity is required.

Travel to UK
by: G

Question: I am planning a trip to the UK with a return date back to the US on December 2, 2016. I have a USA passport that expires on February 11, 2017. Am I ok to travel with that passport for this trip?

Question: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to the UK.

Thailand/Vietnam
by: Tyler

Question: Hi, I am a US Citizen traveling to Bangkok, Thailand and Vietnam. Travel dates are 11/19/2016-12/3/2016. My passport expires May 30, 2017. Will there be any issues with passport expiration?

Answer: If you are a U.S. citizen tourist staying in Thailand for fewer than 30 days, you do not require a visa to enter the country, but your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry into Thailand. Since your passport does not have sufficient validity, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Traveling to Spain
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expiry date is the same day I return from Spain April 17th will this be OK to use as a valid passport?

Answer: A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of reentry to the United States. However, the passport must have at least 3 months of validity remaining beyond your date of departure from Spain in order to enter that country. Since your passport does not have sufficient validity, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Passport Expires October 2016
by: Anonymous

Question: My British Passport expires this month - October 2016. Is it still valid to travel on until the end of October? Or does the expiry kick in as of 1st October? I am due to travel to Spain on the 26th returning on the 30th.

Answer: Your passport should expire on a specific day in October and not just the month. Unless it expires on the 30th or 31st, you will probably need to renew your UK passport before you travel. Please contact the airlines to verify travel document requirements.

Traveling to Brazil
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm a permanent resident of the US. I'm traveling to Brazil on January 7th, 2017 till January 29th, 2017. My passport expires on March, 2017. I believe I should have no problem going to Brazil but the question is will the US allow me back with only 2 months left of my Brazilian passport?

Answer: You should have no problem re-entering the United States as long as both your green card and passport are valid at time of entry.

Germany
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling to Germany in two weeks from October 29,2016 to December 10, 2016. My passport expires in June 14,2017. Should I renew my passport before I leave? I am a USA citizen. Do I need a visa? Thanks for your help.

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to Germany. A tourist visa is not required for stays up to 90 days.

Travel to Thailand
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling to Thailand from Nov. 21 - Dec. 4, 2016. My passport expires in July 2017. Should I get a new passport to be on the safe side? Also, are there any required visas I need to complete prior to my trip?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to Thailand. You will need to obtain a valid visa to Thailand if you do not already have one.

Expired passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a permanent resident of US I want to travel back home to Belize but my passport is expired can I travel back to Belize renew and come back to US.

Answer: You must have a valid passport in order to travel. Please contact the Embassy of Belize about the passport application process.

Mexico cruise travel
by: Anonymous

Question: My family is taking a cruise December 17 2016 to Mexico for 1 week returning December 24th 2016. My children passports expires on Jan 11, 2017. Do we need to renew them now or can we wait until we return....Thank you!

Answer: Mexico only requires passports be valid at time of entry. However, your cruise line may require more validity. Please contact the cruise line to confirm travel document requirements.

Malaysia
by: 9 days

Question: Passport expires 6/12/17. Planning on entering Malaysia 12/4/15. Does a couple of days make any difference if you're still in the clear?

Answer: You can be denied entry if your passport does not meet entry requirements. Malaysia requires your passport be valid for at least six months. Please contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

US-Jamaica
by: Anonymous

Question: I am US citizen and I am planning to move to Jamaica this summer by July 16th. I will be purchasing a one-way ticket but my passport expires August 1st. Am I going to have any issues entering Jamaica?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip. Jamaica only requires your passport be valid at time of entry. Please contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

Passport expiration
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi I'm a Philippine passport holder and SOFA status here in Japan. My husband and I are planning to visit his family in Kentucky in December. My passport expires on May 2, 2017. Can I still travel to the US? We plan to stay for 3-4 weeks.

Answer: Please contact the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo for information about travel document requirements.

Guatemala
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires February 17, 2017. Can I travel to Guatemala Octuber 12-16 with no airport issues?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip. Guatemala only requires your passport be valid for the length of stay.

PLS help
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm going to Indonesia on October 23, 2016 and will be back on Oct 31, 2016. My passport expires April 19, 2017. Should I renew my passport?

Answer: Indonesia requires your passport be valid for six months beyond your date of arrival. Since your passport does not meet this requirement, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Expiring soon after trip to England
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling to England at the end of December. My passport expires at the end of January (less than 30 days after I return). Should I renew my passport even though they say they usually take passports as long as they are valid at the time of travel?

Answer: Unless you plan to visit European countries outside the United Kingdom, your passport has sufficient validity for your trip.

4 months valid before passport expire
by: HD

Question: My passport expires in August 2017, & I plan to travel to Japan in late March 2017 for 2wks. Should I renew before my departure date? Or am I still allowed to use my passport w/ only 4months validity left?

Thanks in advance.

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip. Passports only need to be valid for the intended period of stay in Japan.

passport expiry
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires in March 2017. Can I travel to the US from Canada in November 2016?

Answer: Yes, you can. A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to the United States.

soon to expire passport
by: Bell

Question: My Philippine passport will expire Feb 16,2017. I am a green card holder. I want to know if I can still travel to the Philippines from Sept 30 to Oct 14. Will I have a problem re-entering the US with a soon-to-expire passport?

Answer: Your passport's validity should not be a problem when re-entering the United States.

Green card holder, passport expires in May
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm Czech citizen with Czech passport valid until 5/22/2017. I'm also green card holder. My green card expires 5 yrs from now. I am planning to travel to Czech for Christmas from 12/5/16-1/3/2017. Will I be able to return to the US and renew my passport at Czech Embassy here? Can I also enter Czech in December?

Answer: You should have no problem returning to the United States. Concerning entry to Czech, you need to contact the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

about expired dated
by: Anonymous

Question: My travel document will expire on 19/Jan/2017. Can I still go to Thailand right now? I will be staying there for 1 month.

Answer: If you are a U.S. citizen tourist staying in Thailand for fewer than 30 days, you do not require a visa to enter the country, but your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry into Thailand. Since your passport does not meet this requirement, you need to apply for a renewal before you travel.

Passport expiration
by: Bryt

Question: I am travelling with my son to Cote d'Ivoire from 12/5/2016 to 01/08/2016 and his passport expires on 3/17/2016. Does he need to renew his passport?

Answer: The Government of Côte d’Ivoire requires U.S. citizens to have a valid visa for entry into Côte d'Ivoire, as well as a passport with more than six months of remaining validity. Your son need to apply for a renewal before the trip.

Passport Expiring
by: Anonymous

Question: We are currently living overseas in Germany. We have a trip planned to London and Ireland early November, and my husband's passport expires in February. I am worried if we submit a renewal now we may not get it back in time. Are we ok to renew after travel?

Answer: Both England and Ireland only require a U.S. passport be valid for the duration of stay. Your husband's passport has sufficient validity for the trip. However, he can renew through the U.S. embassy or one of the consulate generals in Germany. Currently, the average passport processing time is around two weeks.

6 months and a couple weeks
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I am traveling to Greece this week. My passport expires March 13 2017 and the trip is 9/2-9/10 leaving me at 6 months and 3 days. Will this be ok? Also, does renewing your passport effect your currently issued one? Thanks

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to Greece. When you apply for a renewal, you must submit your current passport which will be canceled and returned to you.

soon to expire passport.
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm not a US citizen. I am working in the US and im planning to take a vacation in my country this Dec. My passport will expire 2 weeks after my flight. Is there issues/problems that I will encounter during my flight?

Answer: You should not have an issue leaving the U.S. However, we recommend you contact the airlines to verify travel document requirements.

Depending on your return date, you may have a problem. We recommend you either renew your passport before your trip in December at the nearest embassy or consulate general or apply for a renewal during your vacation if time permits.

philippine passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I am a Filipino Citizen working in the US. I am planning to going on a vacation to the Philippines on December 3 of this year (2016). My connecting flight is in China and my passport will expire on Dec 18. As soon as I arrive in the Philippines I will renew my passport. Will I have a problem when I go back to the Philippines with a connecting flight to China?

Answer: There should be no issue. However, we recommend you verify travel document requirements with the airlines.

Traveling to Mexico in 2 Weeks! Panicking!
by: Anonymous

Question: Hubby and I will be traveling to Mexico by AIR in exactly 2 weeks, returning on Sept. 21, 2016. Our passports expire in about 6 months (mid-March for both of us).

Must we renew in order to re-enter the USA since it will be about 6-mos. prior to expiration?

Answer: You do not need to renew your passports before your trip. U.S. passports only need to be valid for the duration of your stay in Mexico and at time of reentry to the United States.

Traveling to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I plan to travel to Mexico from November 24 to November 29. My passport expires in April 2017. Do I need to renew my passport before my trip?

Answer: You do not need to apply for a passport renewal before you travel to Mexico. Your passport only needs to be valid at the time of entry to Mexico and reentry to the United States.

US passport expiration
by: Anonymous

Question: I have a minor in the UK whose US passport has expired, can he travel out of the UK in September with using an expired US passport.

Answer: The airlines will not allow a person to board a flight without a valid passport. The minor can visit the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general to get a new passport. If the minor is age 15 or younger, both parents must appear at the time of application.

Re-entry to US
by: Anonymous

Question: I heard to re-enter the US after leaving you must have 3 months of validity left on your passport. Do I need to renew before leaving the country.

Answer: Citizens of the United States only need to have a passport that is valid at time of entry. No additional validity is required.

Travel
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Mexico in March of 2017 for 2 weeks and my passport expires in June of 2017. Is this sufficient or should I renew my passport before I go?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to Mexico in March.

Traveling to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I am making a trip with friends to Rocky Point for Labor Day Weekend September 2 thru the 5th , 2016. My passport expires August 28th, 2016. What kind of issues will I encounter?

Answer: A valid passport is required to travel to Mexico. You need to get a new passport.

Traveling to Bahamas by carnival cruise ship
by: Anonymous

Question: We are traveling to Bahamas via cruise ship out of Florida on 8/14-8/18 and children's passports expire 7 days later on 8/25. Everything we read says they only need to be valid at time of entry. Is that true since some countries require 3-6 months before expiring?

Answer: The latest information we have states that a US passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to the Bahamas. However, we reocmmend you contact the cruise line for confirmation of travel document requirements. Some cruise lines require 6 months of validity in passports as a general rule.

canada
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be visiting Canada Aug 26-29 and my passport expires Aug 30th. Will I have any issues?

Answer: Your passport's validity should not be an issue for travel to Canada.

Renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires this month (August) I'm currently going to renew it and pay expedited shipping. I have a trip to Tokyo, Japan on September 15-25. Will I have trouble traveling even if it hasn't been 6 months since I've had my renewed passport?

Answer: This will not be a problem. Some countries require a passport have at least 6 months of validity remaining until the date of expiration. There is no period that one must posssess a passport after it is issued in order to travel abroad.

Traveling to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, I am a US citizen (birth) traveling to Mexico tomorrow 08/03 and returning 08/07. My passport expires 08/20. Will I be able to travel?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for travel to Mexico.

Dubai
by: Anonymous

Question: I have a friend visiting Dubai and his passport expired while he is there? How does he get back to the USA?

Answer: Your friend needs to visit the Consulate General of the United States in order to get a new passport.

US Citizen travelling to Colombia
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm travelling to Colombia at the end of August. My US passport will expire October 1, 2016, about three weeks after I return to the US. Information on your website says I simply need a valid passport to enter Colombia. Can I be assured I won't run into a surprise requirement for my passport to be valid longer?

Answer: The latest information we have is that a U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to Colombia. You can contact the Embassy of Colombia and/or the airlines for confirmation.

Passport Expires September 01, 2016
by: Emilia

Question: I have a Romanian passport that expires September 01, 2016 but I have a Greencard that expires November 17, 2016. Me and my husband are traveling only for 1 week August 10, 2016 to August 17, 2016 to Freeport, Bahamas. Will I encounter any problems? My husband is an American citizen and he will have his passport.

Answer: You should encounter no problem when returning to the United States. Please contact Bahamas Immigration for information about entry to that country.

Almost expired passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm a resident of the US with a valid green card, and will be traveling to Canada with my Dutch passport on 8/22/16. My passport expires the day after I come back to the US 8/26/16. Will I have an issue entering either country? Thanks

Answer: You should have no problem returning to the United States. For information about entering Canada, visit the Canada Border Services Agency website.

Travel to Canada
by: Anonymous

Question: I have a US passport. I'm traveling to Canada from August 5th to 7th. My passport expires August 9th. Do I need to renew before I leave? Thank you.

Answer: You do not need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip. Canada only requires your passport be valid at time of entry.

Expired passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm here in the Philippines and I need to go back to the United States but my passport will expire on 27 July 2016. So the travel date is on 26 of July but I have 3 stops in ROR, GUM, HNL then SFO because I'm using flying benefits of my husband. Will there be a problem for me to travel back? I will arrive in the United States on July 26.

Answer: If your U.S. passport expires on July 27 and you arrive in the United States on July 26, you should have not problem entering the country.

Dual citizen traveling to Germany
by: michaela

Question: My son's passport will expire in October. We will be leaving to Germany for 2 weeks in August. We also have valid German passports. Can we enter Germany with the German passports and will we have an issue since his is passport expires in 3 months?

Answer: You should enter Germany with the German passports. There should be no problem with the U.S. passports since you will not be using them to enter Germany. We recommend you contact the airlines for confirmation.

US citizen living in Jamaica
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a dual national living in Jamaica. I am returning to the US in 1 week for a two week visit and just realized my US passport expires 1 day after I return to Jamaica. I possess an unexpired Jamaican passport. Will I have problems entering (don't think so) or leaving the US? Kind Regards.

Answer: You should have no problem entering or leaving the United States with your U.S. passport.

Bahamas Cruise
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires 7-1/2 months after I plan on cruising to the Bahama/Caribbean (Freeport & Grand Turk). Will I have any issues?

Answer: There should be no issue with your passport. We recommend you contact the cruise line to confirm travel document requirements.

Travel to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Mexico from the US on August 18, 2016 and returning to the US on August 25. My passport expires Sept 25, 2016. Do I need to renew my passport before traveling?

Answer: According to the Consulate Section of the Embassy of Mexico, a U.S. passport only needs to be valid for the duration of stay in Mexico. Therefore, you can apply for a renewal after your trip.

Traveling to Bolivia
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Bolivia from US with passport that expires two weeks after return.

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip. A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to Bolivia.

Passport about to expire
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, I am a permant resident of the USA. I am in the process of becoming a citizen(I have my interview next month). I need to travel to Mexico for work for a week this comming Monday, but relaized my Guatemalan passaport will expire next month. My Green Card will still be vaild, my concern is if I will be able to travel back to the USA from Mexico.

Answer: You should not have a problem returning to the United States.

Expires Day Returning
by: Melissa

Question: I am planning on going to Portugal for a little over a week, and my passport expires August 30th. I was planning on coming back to the states that day. Will that be a problem? Should I come back one day before it expires?

Answer: The problem is not that you will return to the United States on the day your passport expires but the fact that your passport does not have sufficient validity for entry to Portugal. Portugal is party to the Schengen agreement and, therefore, requires your passport have at least 3 months of validity remaining beyond your stay. Since your passport does not have sufficient validity for the trip, you need to apply for a renewal before you travel.

US Passport almost expired
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be traveling to Paraguay August 1st and will return August 22nd. My passport expires September 9th. I have a resident card from Paraguay which I was told I can use to enter Paraguay. Can I still travel without renewing my passport?

Answer: Paraguay only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip.

Traveling back to US from the philippines
by: Anonymous

Question: My dad is a US citizen, going to Chicago from the Philippines. His trip has a stop over in China, Pudong airport for 4 hours. His US passport expires in 2 months. Will he have any trouble leaving the Philippines or transiting through China.

Answer: Your father should have no problem leaving the Philippines or trasiting through China. We recommend you contact the Embassy of China in the Philippines for confirmation.

US passport soon to expire
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a US citizen and currently in Egypt. I will be flying to Sweden on July 15. My US passpost expire Sept 13. Will I be able to enter Sweden and the US back on July 29?

Answer: A U.S. passport must have at least 3 months validity beyond your stay in order to enter Sweden. You can contact the Embassy of Sweden in Cairo to confirm this. Please contact the U.S. Embassy in Cairo about obtaining a new passport.

Canada
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a resident only of the US. My passport expired 10 days ago and I leave to Canada tonight 7/1. Will be okay to enter without any issues?

Answer: You need a valid passport in order to fly to Canada. If you plan to travel by land, your U.S. Permanent Resident Card will suffice for entry to Canada.

If seeking to enter the United States after temporary travel abroad, you will need to present a valid, unexpired "green card" (Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card). When arriving at a port of entry, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer will review your permanent resident card and any other identity documents you present, such as a passport, foreign national I.D. card or U.S. Driver’s License, and determine if you can enter the United States.

expiring passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am travelling to Lagos, Nigeria via Paris on June 30, 2016. My US passport expires on August 15, 2016. Do I need to renew it before I travel?

Answer: Please contact the Embassy of Nigeria for the latest entry requirements. We also recommend you contact the airlines concerning travel document requirements for your flight.

Passport expiring
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello again I'm sorry but I should have said their passports are expiring 2 days after their flight. They are permanent resident card holder of the US. Is this something we have to worry about?

Answer: They should have no problems entering the United States with their current passports. However, we recommend you contact the airlines to verify their travel document requirements.

Depending on where your parents reside in the United States and their departure date from the Philippines, it may be easier and faster to renew their passports in the Philippines.

Passport expiring before flight
by: Anonymous

Question: Aloha, my parents are permanent resident card holder. They're coming back to the us from a 6 month vacation from the philippines only to find out that their passport is expiring 2 days before their flight. Is this a problem we need to worry about?

Answer: Your parents will need a valid passport in order to board their plane. They should apply to renew their passports before they travel.

Should I renew
by: Anonymous

Question: Resident Alien living in USA with British Passport - Going to UK May/June of 2017 and passport expires November of 2017. Should I renew or will it be okay?

Answer: You should be okay. You do not need to renew your passport before you depart.

Passport validity
by: Dimitri

Question: Hi, we are on vacation in Greece returning to US on 7/24/2016. My daughter's passport expires on the next day 7/25/2016. Is that ok or we have to contact a US Consulate? Thank you in advance!

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

US citizen living overseas, passport expires on trip to US
by: Larry

Question: I am a dual national living in Australia. I am returning to the US in 1.5 weeks for a two week visit and just realized my US passport expires while I am there. I possess an unexpired Australian passport. Will I have problems entering (don't think so) or leaving the US? Kind Regards.

Answer: Your U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry.

Travel to Egypt on Lufthansa
by: Anonymous

Question: We are an Egyptian family living in USA. My son is an American citizen. His passport is expiring in 2 months. We have a reserved 6-week round trip from USA to Egypt on Lufthansa Airlines. Is this ok?

Answer: A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to the United States. Your son's passport has sufficient validity for this.

Green card ok for DR
by: Stacey

Question: My husband and I are traveling to DR from New York in August. My husband is in the states with a green card. His foreign passport expires in October. He travels with his green card. Will he have an issue?

Answer: Please contact the Embassy of the Dominican Republic and/or the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I'm traveling from San Francisco to the Philippines from June 20 to July 4, 2016. My passport expires in November 2016. Do I need to renew my passport before I travel?

Answer: U.S. citizens may enter the Philippines for purposes of tourism without a visa if they present their valid, unexpired U.S. passport and a return ticket to the United States or an onward ticket to another country. It is your responsibility to maintain the validity of your U.S. passport while traveling in the Philippines. Upon your arrival, immigration authorities will annotate your passport with an entry visa valid for 30 days.

clarification
by: Laney

Question: We are leaving the US and fly into SXM Sint Maarten on the Netherlands side. We fly out June 14 and return June 18. My passport expires on July 15, 2016. Will I be able to leave the country? panicking!

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity to enter St Maarten and reenter the United States. Relax and enjoy your trip.

SXM princess Julianna
by: Laney

Question: Clarification ...We are flying to St Maarten which is a part of the Netherlands and then catching a ferry to Anguilla. I know Anguilla is valid at the time of entry. Just checking on St Marteen.

Answer: A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry for travel to St Maarten.

St Martin to Anguilla
by: Laney nymous

Question: I am flying from the US To St Martin and catching a ferry to Anguilla. We leave on June 14 and return June 18. My passport expires July 15. Am I going to be allowed to leave the country?

Answer: U.S. citizens must have a U.S. passport with at least 6 months validity to enter the French West Indies. Please visit the nearest regional passport agency to get a new passport before your trip.

Passport Expires in September
by: IBL2015

Question: I have two cruises planned for 2017. The first one is February 5-14, 2017 and the second on is March 20-25, 2017. However, my passport expires September 4, 2017. Will passport still be valid for both trips?

Answer: If they are closed-loop cruises, a passport may not be required. If it is, the validity required depends on the countries you plan to visit during the cruise. Your passport has sufficient validity for the first cruise since your passport expires more than 6 months later. Please contact the cruise line to confirm travel document requirements.

Traveling to west Africa, Ghana
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires in November and I want to travel to Ghana in October. Is it possible?

Answer: Yes, it is. To visit Ghana, your U.S. passport only needs to be valid for the duration of your stay.

Returning to US two days after passport expires
by: Anonymous

Question: I am in Mexico and just noticed my passport will expire two days before I am scheduled to drive back across the US/Mexican border. Will I have an issue getting back to the United States?

Answer: All U.S. citizens traveling outside of the United States by land or sea (except closed-loop cruises) are required to present a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document, such as a passport or a passport card, to return to the United States.

We recommend you visit the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general in order to obtain an emergency, limited-validity passport. Once you return to the United States, you can renew the emergency passport for a full-validity passport.

US to Canada
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello,I am a US citizen traveling to Canada from July 8 to July 17. My passport expires on July 12. Will I be able to re-enter the US on July 17? Thank you
BD

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

Travel to Jamaica
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling from the United States to Jamaica on October 3. My US passport expires December 1. Will this be ok or do I need a new passport prior to travel?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip. You do not need to get a new one before you travel to Jamaica.

Travel to Haiti
by: Anonymous

Question: I booked my ticket already to go to Haiti. My passport will expire on October 13, 2016. I'm going to Haiti for 15 days on June 4. Do I need to renew my passport to return to the USA? Thank you.

Answer: All U.S. citizens traveling by air from outside of the United States are required to present a passport to enter or re-enter the United States. Haitian law requires U.S. citizens to have a passport with six months validity to enter and exit Haiti.

Since your passport does not meet this requirement and you only have a couple of weeks before your departure, you need to apply for a renewal at a regional agency or through a registered passport courier.

American visiting the US
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, I am an American citizen (with a US passport) living in the Netherlands. My passport officially expires in August 2016, and I am traveling to the US from June until July. Will I be able to travel to my home country as such?

Answer: Yes, you will. A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to the United States.

Valid passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling in July to Mexico and my passport expired in October. Is it still valid?

Answer: If your passport expired in October 2015, it is not valid and needs to be renewed before you travel. If it will expire in October 2016, then it has sufficient validity for your trip to Mexico.

expired passports
by: Anonymous

Question: I just notice that my kid's passport expired in April 2016. We are traveling to Mexico on June 5, 2016. We are only staying for one week. We will return on June 13, 2016. Would I have a problem returning to the USA because of that?

Answer: Your child needs a valid passport to both enter Mexico and return to the United States. Since you need a passport so quickly, you must apply at a regional passport agency. If you do not live near a regional agency, you can employ the services of a registered passport courier.


6 Month Validity for Reentry to US
by: K W

Question: My passport is expiring on January 26, 2017. I am traveling to Singapore on July 12, 2016 and returning to the US on August 12, 2016.

Traveling to Singapore, I will still have a 6 month validity on my passport. When I travel back to the US, I will have not have a 6 month validity. Will I have problems traveling from Singapore back to the US?

Thanks for the help!

Answer: To enter Singapore, you need a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of your intended stay. Since your passport does not meet this requirement, you need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

Ireland
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm travelling from the UK to Ireland in June and August. My passport runs out in December. Do I have to renew before I go?

Answer: Ireland only requires a U.S. passport be valid for the duration of stay. Your passport has sufficient validity.

Green card
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I use my permanent resident card to enter Canada for a visit?

Answer: According to the Canada Border Services Agency a Permanent Resident Card is acceptable as proof of citizenship at time of entry to Canada from the United States.

My passport expires one day after I return to the US
by: Anonymous

Question: On May 19 I am traveling to the Bahamas and returning To Miami, Florida on May 22. My US passport expires on May 23. Can I still go to the Bahamas?

Answer: Your passport is valid for travel to The Bahamas.

Help
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling to Canada on June 9th and returning to the US on June 12th. My passport expires on June 13th. I was also 16 when my passport was issued. Now I am 26. Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to Canada and return to the United States.

My US passport will expired on September
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, my US passport will expire in September. Am I allowed to travel in India this June?

Answer: All U.S. citizens need a passport that is valid at time of entry and a valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose

UK passport (5 months to expiration) and green card
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a UK citizen with a green card. I have 5 months until my passport expires and have to travel to the UK for 2 weeks next week. Will I be permitted to re-enter the states on my soon-to-expire passport?

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

Soon-to-expire passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Please help me. My child's passport will expire on May 28. I am planning to travel to Mexico and Jamaica on a cruise from May 15 to 22. Is my passport ok or do I need to renew it? Please help.

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for the cruise to both Mexico and Jamaica. You can apply for a renewal after your trip.

Passport Requirement
by: Anonymous

Question: If my passport expires on May 25 and I travel to Canada from the US on May 13 and come back May 15, will I be able to go to Canada and come back into the US with my current passport or would I have to renew before traveling?

Answer: Your passport's validity is sufficient for entry to Canada and reentry to the United States. You can apply for a renewal after your trip.

Travel to Canada
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires in October 2016. I plan on driving to Canada in July/August 2016 for 10 days. Do I need to renew my passport before I go?

Answer: No, you do not need to renew your passport before you travel. It has sufficient validity for your trip to Canada.

Valid passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am going to Sweden on 23 May 2016 for 8 days. My passport expires 19 August 2016. Am I still able to travel with this passport?

Answer: Sweden is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. You need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Bermuda at end of May. Passport expires in August. Will I have any problems?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to Bermuda.

Soon-to-expire passport
by: Anonymous

Question: If your traveling to another state on a soon-to-expire passport, will it be a problem?

Answer: A passport is not required for domestic air travel.

passport
by: John

Question: My passport expires on December 4, 2016. I'm here in Qatar but I'm going to the Philippines for vacation on November 15. Will this be a problem?

Answer: A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to the Philippines.

Valid passport to Australia
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expire next September. Can I still travel to Australia next month for 2 weeks and reenter the United States?

Answer: You must have U.S. passport valid at time of entry and a visa to enter Australia. Most U.S. passport holders traveling to Australia for tourism or business purposes for less than 90 days can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).

Re-entry to US
by: D.

Question: I am a dual citizen of Australia and the US. I am going to Australia and my US passport is expiring the day before I arrive back in the US, will I have a problem being let back into the US?

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

Traveling
by: Juan

Question: I have to travel to Venezuela (my home country) to renew my passport that's about to expire on May 10th because I haven't been able to get it done with the consulate in the US. The travel date is april 25th (a few weeks before it expires). If I'm traveling to my home country would the passport still need to be 6 months valid? I should also say that I'm traveling with a 4 hour layover in Mexico. Thanks in advance.

Answer: We do not have information concerning passport requirements for non-U.S. citizens. Usually, a passport only needs to be valid at time of reentry to country of origin. We recommend you contact the airlines, the Embassy of Venezuela or both concerning this issue.

Traveling to Turkey
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, again. Even though I have many empty pages in my passport, do I still need to renew it? I am traveling to Turkey in May and my passport expires in Dec. 2016. I have 7 months from my traveling date till my passport expires. Appreciate your response. Thank you.

Answer: It does not matter how many blank pages your passport has if it does not have sufficient validity. Whether or not you need to renew your passport depends on the expiration date of your visa, visa exemption, or residence permit. Your passport must be valid for at least 60 days beyond the expiration date of your visa, visa exemption, or residence permit. We recommend you contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

Visiting Japan
by: Anonymous

Question: We are visiting Japan 7/30-8/20/2016. My daughter has a US passport that expires 1/11/2017. It has less than six months validity. Is there any problem of leaving from and coming back to US? Thanks

Answer: You should have no problem with your daughter's passport. Japan only requires a U.S. passport be valid for the intended period of stay in Japan.

Traveling in May
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, I am traveling in May 2016 to Turkey and my US passport expires in Dec. 2016. Do I need to renew my passport before I go? I have 7 months from my trip date till it's expires.

Answer: You need a valid passport and visa to travel to Turkey. Your passport must have at least 60 days beyond the expiration date of your visa, visa exemption, or residence permit. Turkish tourist visas are generally valid for 6 months, therefore it is recommened that U.S. citizens have a passport that is valid for eight months beyond entry date.

Passports should have enough blank space to allow for Turkish entry and exit stamps. If there is not enough space for entry and exit stamps in your passport, you will be denied entry into Turkey. Since your passport will have less than 8 months of validity, you may want to apply for a renewal.

Bahamas
by: Louise

Question: I travel to the Bahamas from London on the 6th of May but my passport runs out in July. Can I travel?

Answer: The Bahamas only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry.

Passport expiration
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be going to Mexico for daily trips starting on April 18 thru April 23. My passport expires October 18. Will this be a problem for entry from Mexico?

Answer: It should not be a problem. Your passport only needs to be valid for the duration of your stay for entry to Mexico and valid at time of entry when returning to the United States.

Philippines
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport will expire on June 20. 2016. I need to travel to the Philippines soon. Can I renew my passport while I'm in the Philippines? Will there be a issue with that? Or will I be allow to leave with a close to expire passport?

Answer: A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to the Philippines. You can apply for a U.S. passport renewal at the U.S. Embassy in Manila.

Mexico.
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to CANCUN in April and will be gone for only 5 days. My passport expires in May. Will I have any problems? Do I need to get it renewed?

Answer: Mexico only requires a U.S. passport be valid for the duration of stay. You can renew your passport after your trip.

Passport about to expire
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, my passport is going to expire on July 28th. I'm planning to go to Mexico in the upcoming days. Although I have a passport from Kuwait, can I travel and, as soon as I get back to the states, renew my passport?

Answer: Mexico only requires a U.S. passport be valid for the duration of stay. Your passport is valid for the trip. You can apply for a passport renewal when you return to the United States from Mexico.

Cambodia to USA
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport will expire on 2/2017 and I am planning to go to the USA in December 2016. Do I have to apply for a new passport before I travel? Thank you.

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

passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I'm here in Singapore as a helper. My employer wants to travel with me in Indonesia but my passport will expire in July. Am I allowed to go? Thank you so much.

Answer: Indonesia requires a U.S. passport be valid for 6 months beyond date of arrival. You need to renew your passport before you travel. American citizens abroad can apply for renewals at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Traveling to Barbados
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Barbados March 18-26 2016. My U.S. Passport expires Aug 27, 2016. Am I OK? Thought I read somewhere that Barbados only required 3 months till expiration.

Answer: A U.S. passport must be valid at time of entry to visit Barbados.

passport expires Oct 16
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Mexico April 3-10 and Cayman Islands May 8-16. I just learned about this possible 6 month before expiration date. Are we going to have issues at either of these places. It's not clear.

Answer: Cayman Islands requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. The U.S. Department of State's website claims that a U.S. passport must have six months validity remaining for entry to Mexico but also encourages visitors to contact the Embassy of Mexico to get the latest entry requirements.

We contacted the Embassy of Mexico, Consular Section in Washington DC and were told that a passport only needs to be valid during the time of stay in Mexico.

16 year old travel
by: Latosha

Question: Hi, my daughter is 16 years old. Her passport expires on 4/20. We are traveling to DR 4/10-4/14. I know DR and the US only require a passport to be valid on dates of travel, exit and entry. I purchased tourist visas online for us both but I'm reading here something about a visa and the 6 month rule. Will we be ok for travel? Thanks.

Answer: While some countries require a passport have at least 6 months of validity beyond the duration of stay, Dominican Republic does not. Your passports are ok for your trip.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires in July. I'm travelling to Pakistan tomorrow. Can I travel?

Answer: The latest information we have about Pakistan entry requirements states that a U.S. passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival. Please contact the airline for confirmation.

If you need to expedite your passport renewal, you can apply at the nearest regional passport agency. An appointment is usually required but, in your case, we recommend you arrive at the agency well before it opens. Inform personnel that you do not have an appointment but have an imminent flight. Proof of travel is required. Depending on the situation, an agency can sometimes issue a passport within a few hours.

passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires on July 6th, I'm traveling in 2 weeks from now and will be coming back on April 5th. I will be travel from NY to Honduras and from Honduras to NY. Do I have to renew my passport?

Answer: Passport must have six months validity to visit Honduras. You need to renew your passport before your trip. The only way to get it done within two weeks is to apply at a regional agency. If you live far from any of the agencies or don't have the time to visit one, you can employ the services of a reliable passport courier service.

3 days before passport expiration
by: Cris

Question: My Philippine passport will expire this coming April 13 and I'm going to the Philippines this April 9 with a one way ticket. Will there be a problem traveling? I already bought my ticket. I called the Philippine airline just to make sure I can travel. They say that I can travel as long as my passport is not expired before traveling. I'm planning to renew my passport in the Philippines before returning to the United States. I'm a green card holder.

Answer: Your passport is valid for your trip to the Philippines. It only needs to be valid at time of entry.

expiring passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a green card holder. I am Canadian. My passport expires at the end of March. I want to go to Canada for 2 days. Can I travel with my soon-to-expire passport? Will I be let back into the USA?

Answer: Yes, you can travel to Canada with your soon-to-expire passport.

Passing through
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires in Aug 2016. I am flying to Greece with layover in Paris for 2 hrs. I am leaving in two weeks. Will my passport be ok?

Answer: Greece only requires a U.S. passport be valid for three months beyond your departure from the Schengen area. We recommend that your passport be valid for at least six months whenever you travel abroad to avoid unintended travel disruptions. Please contact the airline to confirm travel document requirements for your trip.

Passport renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm a green card holder in the US. I would like to visit my family in the Philippines this coming May for one month. My passport expires in November. Do I need to renew now or can I renew it in the Philippines while I'm there? Thank you much.

Answer: You can renew your passport during your visit to the Philippines.

passport renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi! My husband and daughter are both US citizen. Both of them have expired passport. We have a flight to the Philippines on April 12 and we would like to renew the passports at the New York Passport Agency for a same day renewal. Is it possible even though we still have four weeks before our flight?

Answer: It is only possible to apply at the New York Passport Agency two weeks before your flight. You can request expedited service by mail to get the passports in 3 weeks. If your daughter is a minor age 15 or younger, she must apply in person with both parents.

US Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am an American citizen living in Belgium. I have a permanent residence card from Belgium. My husband is Belgian. I am NOT. I plan to travel to America for ten days this month. My American passport expires next month. Thank you.

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

Expires August 2016
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling April 7-12, 2016 to Dominican Republic. My passport expires August 2016. Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: Dominican Republic only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. You do not need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Do I need to renew?
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Panama April 2016. Passport expires in October 2016. Do I need to renew?

Answer: You do not need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip. Panama only requires a U.S. passport be valid for three months after entry.

I am traveling to Paris for 2 weeks in April, my passport expires in June
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Paris for 2 weeks in April. My passport expires in June. Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: Passports should be valid for at least six months beyond your stay for travel to France. Therefore, you need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

Passport Vadility
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Nassau Bahama - Atlantis on March 14th to March 17th, 2016. My passport expires in May of 2016. Can I travel with my current passport? Thank you

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to the Bahamas. The Bahamas only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry.

Travel to the UK
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to the UK on March 7th-13th. My passport expires on April 27th. Do I need to renew my passport before I leave?

Answer: You do not need to apply for a renewal before your trip. The UK only requires a U.S. passport be valid for the duration of stay.

Passport renewal
by: Charity Chulsi

Question: Hi, good morning. I am traveling to the Philippines on May 19 and my passport expires on the 23rd. I am a green card holder of USA and citizen of the Philippines. I wanted to renew my passport in Philippines since I am taking my vacation there. Can I travel with that expiration date.

Answer: Your Filipino passport should be valid for your trip. However, we recommend you contact the Embassy of the Philippines or one of the consulate generals for confirmation.

Passport validity for travel to St. Lucia
by: Anonymous

Question: I am travelling to St. Lucia on from October 2-8. My expiration date is in April 4th 2017. This means my 6 months validation occurs in the middle of my trip. Do I need to renew prior to travelling?

Answer: Please contact the Embassy of St. Lucia at Tel: (202)364-6792/95, Fax: (202)364-6723, or Email: embassydc@gosl.gov.lc for answers to specific questions about entry requirements.

Traveling with soon to expire passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, I plan to travel to India between March 13-24, 2016. My US passport expires on 22nd August, 2016 and my visa expires on November 14, 2016. I wanted to know if I needed to renew my passport before I traveled. Thank you

Answer: You do not need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip. India only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry and have a valid Indian visa.

passport will expire 2weeks before and we have travel this afternoon?
by: maj

Question: Hi. My sister, my mother and I plan to travel to Singapore. The problem is that our passports will expire after 2 weeks but we will just stay for 3 days. Is there a way just to allow us to travel? Please help.

Answer: To enter Singapore, you need a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of your intended stay. You need to renew your passports before the trip. If you will be travelling soon, you can apply for expedited passport renewals to get them fast.

Traveling to India with US Passport that expires soon
by: Anonymous

Question: My family is traveling with me to India from March 4th - 14, 2016. My 5-year-old son's US passport expires on April 20, 2016. The India VISA is valid till 2022.

1. Will we be allowed to depart from SFO to DEL?
2. Will we allowed to enter India?
3. When coming back to US, will there be any issue?
4. Any site where we can renew the passport in a week?

Can you please provide some links to support your views? It will immensely help.

Answer: A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to India and reentry to the United States. You do not need to renew your son's passport before the trip.


My passport expired
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, my passport is already expired but my visa has ran out too, to stay in Canada can I possibly move home to the US with an expired passport or do I have to renew is here in Canada?

Answer: You should apply for a passport renewal at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general before returning to the United States.

Travel to cruise for 1 week
by: Emily

Question: I will be travelling to bahamas on a cruise this April 2016. But will only stay for a week April 3 to April 10, however my passport will expire on May. Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport before your trip. The Bahamas only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry.

Mexico travel
by: Steve

Question: My passport is valid until December 2016. I will be traveling to Cancun April 30, 2016 - May 7th, 2016. Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport in order to travel to Mexico in April.

Can our girl 5 year old holding US passport that's soon to expire
by: worried

Question: Dear Sir, I am travelling to India to stay for a few months. Our daughter, who is five, holds a US Passport. Her passport expires on August 28, 2016. We will be leaving for India on March 1st and returning on August 17th. Will she be allowed to travel and return the US? I spoke to one post office official who said that the time is too short. Will she be permitted to travel? What should we do? We need your advice.

Answer: India only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. Also, a U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to reenter the United States. Your daughter's passport is valid for the trip and does not need to be renewed as long as she has a valid visa to India. India requires a U.S. passport have at least six months of validity when applying for a visa.

USA to Philippines, Philippines to USA
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I recently learned about this 6 month validity rule about passports. It is february of 2016 and I am going to Philippines for a vacation on March 2016 and will be back in April of 2016. I am a green card holder. However, my foreign (Philippine) Passport is going to expire in July of 2016. I know that it is okay for me to travel to Philippines with an almost expired passport, but what worries me is that I don't know if I will be able to go back in USA with a passport that will expire in three months?

Answer: Since you are a green card holder, you can return to the United States with a foreign passport that is near the expiration date. However, we recommend you renew your Philippines passport before your trip or while you are abroad, if possible.

Traveling to Mexico
by: Natali

Question: I'm traveling to Mexico at the end of March and my passport expires in May. Will I be ok to travel and re-enter the US?

Answer: Yes, you will be okay. Mexico only requires your passport be valid at time of entry.

Passport expiring in April
by: Anonymous

Question: My son is traveling to Colombia in March and will be there for 10 days only. His passport will expire in April. Can he still travel?
Thank you.

Answer: Yes, he can still travel. His passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to visit Colombia.

Traveling to Dominican Republic
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling to Dominican Republic for 5 days in March 2016. My passport expires in July 2016. Do I need a renewal?

Answer: Dominican Republic only requires your passport be valid at time of entry. You do not need to renew your passport before your trip.

traveling very soon
by: mariesa

Question: I'm traveling to Thailand Feb 10-21, 2016. My passport expires in June. I recently went to Mexico and they didn't say anything about it not being valid. I'm wondering if I can get a passport the same day (or in less than 10 days) if I go to the passport agency (I live in Seattle).

Answer: Mexico only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. Thailand, however, requires your passport have six months of validity remaining from date of entry.

Passport applications submitted at a regional agency are processed within 8 business days. For more information, visit the Seattle Passport Agency page.

vacation
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I travel with my USA passport which will expire in May 2016? I want to go to Ghana, Africa for my grandfather's funeral in March and come back first week of April 2016.

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

Las Vegas trip
by: Robby

Question: I'm traveling from Canada to Las Vegas on Febuary 22 for 5 days. My passport expires May 2. Will that be a problem or can I renew when I'm back in March?

Answer: You can apply for a passport renewal after your trip.

Travel usa to pakistan
by: Anonymous

Question: My child's USA passport expires March 28, 2016. We plan to go to Pakistan in the next few days and will be back before my child's passport expires. We have Pakistani visa December 4, 2016. Can my child travel to Pakistan same passport that is valid for only 2 more months? Can we travel without any problems? Please reply. Thank you very much.

Answer: Pakistan requires a U.S. passport be valid for six months beyond the date of arrival. You need to get your child a new passport before you travel. Since you leave in a few days, you must apply at a regional passport agency or through a registered passport expediter.

Vacation
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires in early March 2016. Can I travel to Jamaica mid-February and return before my expiration date?

Answer: Yes, you can. Jamaica only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry.

Travel to the UK
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm planning to travel to the UK in Sept 2016. My passport expires Jan 25, 2017. Do I need to renew before I travel?

Answer: You do not need to apply for a passport renewal before you travel. The United Kingdom only requires a U.S. passport be valid for the duration of stay.

travel to the Cayman Islands
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm a US citizen traveling to the Caymans for a week in April on a passport that will expire in July. Do I need to renew before the trip?

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport before your trip. The Cayman Islands only require a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry.

Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, I am traveling from the U.S. To Mexico from March 12-19, 2016 and my U.S. passport expires April 7, 2016. Am I going to be able to travel with my current passport? Thanks so much!

Answer: You can travel with your current passport. It only needs to be valid for the duration of your stay in order to travel to Mexico.

My passport expires April 2016. I need to go to Bangkok Jan 25 2016
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires April 2016 but I want to go to Thailand from Jan 25-30, 2016. Is this possible?

Answer: Thailand requires a U.S. passport be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry. You need to renew your passport before your trip. In order to do that within a few days, you must apply at a regional agency. If you are unable to visit a regional agency, you can employ the services of a registered passport courier.

Traveling to Taiwan with going to expire passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I plan to travel to Taiwan for 2 weeks in Aug. My US passport is going to expire in Jan. 2017 (5 months away from departure). Do I need to renew my US passport before the trip? Thanks much.

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport before the trip. Taiwan only requires a US passport be valid throughout duration of stay.

passport soon to expired
by: Rose

Question: Hi. I am holding a Philippine passport going to Los Angeles on February 5, 2016. I have a fiancee visa but my passport is going to expire on July 16, 2016. Do I have to renew my passport before I travel?

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport before you travel.

Travel to the philippines with 2 months left on philippine passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi. My wife and I are planning to travel to the Philippines in June and my passport expires in August. We're only goning to be in the Philippines for 2 weeks. I am a permanent resident of the US (green card holder) but a citizen of the Philippines. Is it ok for me to travel to the Philippines and come back to the US with my passport that expires in August? Or do I have to renew my passport before we go? Thank you! Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport before your trip. However, you may want to contact the Philippines DFA to verify processing times. It may be faster than the 8-12 weeks it takes in the United States.

Leaving France on US passport but not entering on it.
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi. My kids are US citizens AND also have UK passports. We are leaving USA in March to travel to UK and France. I know you can't go to France if your passport isn't valid for more than 6 months. Kids passports expire in May. I'm planning to enter France from UK on UK passports. Can I leave France on a USA passport with 4 months validity on it? I'm not entering France on USA passport but hope to leave on it.

Answer: A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of arrival to reenter the United States. Therefore, your children should be able to depart France with their US passports with no problem. We recommend you confirm travel document requirements with the airline.

Travel to US from India
by: Anonymous

Question: I have passport from India and have US visa valid until Sep 2018 stamped on my passport. I'll be traveling to US from India on Feb 7, 2016 and my passport expires on Aug 9, 2016. Do I need to renew my Indian passport before my travel in order to re-enter US upon arrival on Feb 7, 2016?

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport before your arrival on Feb 7.

Children's passports expiring soon
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, my kids have both U.S. and UK passports. We are going to the UK and France in March. Their US passports expire in May. When I leave England to go to France, I was hoping to use UK passports. Will they be able to leave France on their US passports since they don't have 6 months validity on them.

Answer: The U.S. passports only need to be valid at time of entry to the United States. Your children should have no problem traveling from France to the United States on their U.S. passport. We recommend you contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

Passport validity
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi! I'm from the Philippines and I have a 10 yr US visa and I'm traveling to the US on Feb 2016 for 1 month. My passport expires in May 2016. Will I be allowed entry or a passport renewal is required before departure? Thank u!

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport before your trip.

Please help
by: Worried

Question: I'm a US citizen and also Nigerian citizen. I have both passports. My Nigerian passport expires in April but I have a trip to Nigeria in March to return in April, 3 days before my Nigerian passport expires. Will I be allowed travel/entry/departure with the passport?

Answer: You should have no problems with the validity of your passports. You will present your Nigerian passport when entering Nigerian and your U.S. passport when entering the United States. Each needs to be valid at the time of entry. If you have time, you may consider renewing your Nigerian passport while in Nigeria.

Happy if you can answer these few questions
by: Kimberly Russell

I have a few questions, that I would be so happy if you could answer. My husband and I live overseas. Our children and I are all American citizens with US passports. We are traveling home (USA) over the summer. Here are the questions:

Question 1: My husband's visa expires on July 5, 2016 and we were planning to travel by July 1, 2016. Does he need to renew his visa before we travel? (we will probably file for a green card or an extension of stay depending on my mom's health)

Answer 1: A visa must be valid at the time a traveler seeks admission to the United States, but the expiration date of the visa (validity period/length of time the visa can be used) has no relation to the length of time a temporary visitor may be authorized by the Department of Homeland Security to remain in the United States.

Your husband will be able to remain in the United States during his authorized period of stay, even if his visa expires during the time he is in the United States. Since his admission stamp or paper Form I-94 documents his authorized stay and is the official record of his permission to be in the United States, it is very important to keep inside his passport.

Question 2: My 2 older children's American passports expire on June 11, 2016 so if we decided to travel on June 9 and arrive on June 10th are their passports still valid for entry to the USA?

Answer 2: A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to the United States.

Question 3: My youngest son's American passport expires on November 28, 2016 so if we travel by July 1, 2016, will his passport still be valid for entry to the USA.

Answer 3: Yes, his passport will be valid.

Note: You can apply for new passport for your children at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Processing time is usually shorter when applying at these locations that when the applications are submitted in the United States.


Expired US passport
by: Yehya Abdo

Question: Hi, my brother has a U.S. passport but it expiered a month ago. The country he is in is Yemen. There is war there. How can he renew his passport? Is there any way he can mail it to us and some family members can renew it for him? Thanks.

Answer: Your brother needs to mail you a completed form DS-82, his previously-issued passport and a recent passport photo. The shipping address on the application form must be a U.S. address. Payment for fees must be by check (U.S. bank only) or money order.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My daughter passport will expire May 2016. We are planning to go to the Philippines last week of Jan for a month. Will that be okay or do I need to renew her passport?

Answer: Your daughter's passport is valid for her trip to the Philippines.

Passport expires very soon
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires April 19, 2016. I have a trip to Brazil on December 27, 2015. Will I need a renewal? If so, how can I have the process done before the 27th?

Answer: The latest information we have is that a U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to visit Brazil. Six months of validity is only required when applying for a Brazilian visa. We recommend you confirm entry requirements with the airline.

University student travel to Schengen area
by: Anonymous

Question: I am an American citizen and a university student going on Christmas holiday break 2015. I leave on December 18th and return on January 8th. My passport expires on February 15th and I am travelly to Belgium, would I be able to travel with my passport?

Answer: A U.S. passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area in order to enter Belgium. You need to renew your passport before your trip. The only way to do that in one day is to apply at a regional agency.

Traveling to Belize in 9 days
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Belize in 9 days (12/26/15 - 1/3/16) and was just told I might not be allowed to travel because my passport expires mid February. I had not heard of this! I looked on the policy for Beluze and it simply states I must have a valid passport beyond time of departure. Please confirm this is correct. Thank you!

Answer: While many countries require six months of validity in a passport for entry, Belize does not. Your passport only needs to be valid for the duration of your stay.

10 months remaining on passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I'd like to renew my passport even though it expires Oct of 2016 because I'd like to have a 10 year visa applied on it. Will I be denied a renew because I have so much time remaining till I have to renew?

Answer: You can apply for a passport renewal at any time.

Passport Expires in the Air
by: Anonymous

Question: My fiancé who is a U.S. citizen is traveling to Dubai. Her passport will expire on the return trip back to the U.S. while in the air. Will she be allowed entry into Dubai and then reentey to the U.S.?

Answer: A passport valid for at least six months beyond date of entry is required to enter the UAE. Your fiancé needs to apply for a renewal before her trip.

Dual citizenship/expired US passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I have dual citizenship (Mexico/US). My US passport is expired, my Mexican passport is valid. I'm travelling to Mexico in one week and my renewed US passport will not arrive via mail before my departure. Can I travel to Mexico using my Mexican passport and have my family Fedex my renewed US passport to Mexico in order to get back in the US without a problem?

Answer: Yes, you can.

Ireland
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling from the US to Dublin. Will I have an issue traveling if I just renewed my passport? I was told I should have renewed it 6 months prior to travel.

Answer: There should be no issue with your passport. It is valid for travel from the day it is issued.

Travel to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling to Mexico from 12/12/15 - 1/3/16 and my passport expires on 1/10/16. Will I be allowed to enter Mexico?

Answer: You should be allowed to enter. Mexico only requires a U.S. passport be valid at the time of entry.

Passport expires 6.17.16
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to St Maartin 12.12.15 and return 12.19.15. Should I be concerned with the 6 month rule regarding the expiration date since I will be over by one day?

Answer: The latest information we have is that U.S. citizens only need a valid passport and return ticket to enter St Maartin. We recommend you contact the airlines or cruise line to verify travel document requirements.

US citizen traveling to Colombia
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be traveling 12/16/15 and returning 1/7/16. My passport expires on 1/23/16. Will I have any issues entering the US? Thanks

Answer: You should not have any issues. Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry.

Travelling to Indonesia via Saudi Arabia
by: Anonymous

Question: I am an Indonesian Citizen residing in USA under valid F1 visa, but my passport expires in April (With 5 months of travel). I am traveling to Indonesia in winter break (Dec 17-Jan 13). I have a 5 hour (to) and 7 hour (return) layover at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I am planning to renew my passport in Indonesia. Can I still travel to Indonesia?

Answer: Since you will renew your passport in Indonesia, your new passport will be valid for reentry to the United States. Please contact the embassies of Indonesia and Saudi Arabia concerning the latest entry requirements for those countries.

Expired passport???
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm planning to go to Panama (country) in the middle of December. My passport is already expired and won't renew in time. Can I still go and return?

Answer: You must have a valid passport in order to travel to Panama. You will not be allowed to board the plane if your passport is expired.

If you have not mailed your application for a passport renewal, you can schedule an appointment at the nearest regional passport agency in order to get your passport in less than two weeks.

If you cannot visit a regional agency, you can employ the services of a registered passport courier.

If you already mailed your application, call 1-877-487-2778 to request expedited service and overnight delivery of your new passport.

passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a Nigerian citizen with an Italian passport. My Nigerian passport expired 24 Nov 2015. I am going to Nigeria on Dec 5, 2015. My Italian passport is still valid for 10 years. Will I be able to enter Nigeria?

Answer: Please contact the Embassy of Nigeria concerning questions related to Nigerian passports.


Expired passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I have dual citizenship in Nigeria and US. I have a valid US passport and an expired Nigerian passport since 2004. I have to make an emergency trip to Nigeria and I don't have time to renew my passport before my travels. Someone told me I can travel to Nigeria with the expired passport as long as I have a valid US passport but I need to renew my passport while in Nigeria before I am allowed to enter the US again. Is that true?

Answer: Please contact the Embassy of Nigeria concerning questions related to Nigerian passports.

thailand
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, will Thailand allow me to enter with less than 6 months left of validity on my US passport?

Answer: If you are a U.S. citizen tourist staying in Thailand for fewer than 30 days, you do not require a visa to enter the country, but your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry into Thailand. If your passport does not meet this requirement, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip. If you are pressed for time, you can request expedited service.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a resident in United States but have a Philippines passport. Can i travel to Ireland with my Philippines passport with a visa?

Answer: Please contact the Embassy of Ireland for the latest entry requirements.

Exist the US with Foreign Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I exit the US with a foreign passport that expires in less than 6 months?

Answer: Yes, you can.

Philippines passport
by: George

Question: I am apermanent resident of US. I will travel to the Philippines on December 6,2015. My passport will expire in May 2016. Will I able to enter the Philippines without any trouble?

Answer: Your passport should be valid for entry to the Philippines.

travelling to US with passport near expiry
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi! I'am a permanent resident here in Canada and will be travelling to the US to visit a family member. My passport will expire on January 17, 2016 and I intend to stay in the US until January 2, 2016. Will they still allow me to enter US?

Answer: Please view information about U.S. visas and the Visa Waiver Program.

US Citizen traveling to Aruba and Return
by: Anonymous

Question: Please confirm I am okay to travel to Aruba December 14 - 26 and re-enter the United States with a passport that expires in February 2016.

Answer: Aruba only requires a passport be valid at time of entry. The same is true for reentry to the United States. Your passport is valid for your trip.

Bahamas via cruise ship
by: Anonymous

Question: I am taking a cruise leaving from New York City traveling to the Bahamas and returning to New York City. My passport expires the day before we return to New York. Do I need to renew my passport before I go on this cruise? I am a US citizen.

Answer: It should not be necessary to renew your passport before your trip. The Bahamas only require your passport be valid at time of entry. The same is true for reentry to the United States. We recommend you contact the cruise line to confirm travel document requirements.

Passport for Travel to India
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I have US passport. I'm traveling to India November 7th and my passport will expire on April 19th, 2016. Is this ok or not?

Answer: India only requires a passport be valid at time of entry. You passport is good for your trip.

British Passport soon to expire.
by: Anonymous

Question: My son is married to a US citizen and has a green card . He lives in Los Angeles and has a British Passport. He and his wife are coming to the United Kingdom for Christmas but his British passport is due to run out in April 2016. They will be in the UK from 20th Dec and arrive back in the USA on 29th December. Will he be able to enter both countries?

Answer: Your son's passport is valid for entry to the UK and the US.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am due to travel on 3rd Dec for a week to Lanzarote. My passport expires in Jan. Can I use it?

Answer: Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. You need to renew your passport before your trip. Since you have less than a month until your departure date, we recommend you request expedited service.

expiry date
by: Anonymous

Question: My ticket to Nigeria is on 28 dec 2015. My passport will expire on 15 dec 2015. Do I have to renew my passport?

Answer: If your passport expires before your departure date to Nigeria, you need to renew your passport before your trip.

Travelling to home country- Philippines
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi there.

I am travelling on Nov. 6, 2015 and my passport will expire on Nov. 15. can I still fly on the said dates. I am travelling to my home country.

I need your advise pls. Thank you.

Answer: Your passport should be valid for travel to the Philippines. However, we recommend you confirm this with the airlines and/or the Embassy of the Philippines.

Travel to taiwan
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, my passport will expire on June 10, 2016. I'm planning to go to Taiwan in March for a week. Will it be okay? Will I be able to return to the U.S as well? Or do I need to renew it?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid for the duration of your stay to enter Taiwan. You do not need to renew your passport before your trip.

US Passport expired
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a US citizen and my US passport expired while in Mexico. Do I need to renew it here in Mexico or can I travel to the US to renew it there?

Answer: Please apply for a new passport at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate General. If you need your passport quickly, you can get an emergency, limited-validity passport that can can be replaced with a full-validity passport at a later date.

Minor expired passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm an American citizen but I have permanent residence in the Dominican Republic. When my passport was issued in the US I was 15 years old. Can I renew it in the Dominican Republic or do I have to renew the passport in the United States.

Answer: You will need a valid U.S. passport to enter the United States. You must apply in person at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo.

Re-Entry in US on GreenCard
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I have a Pakistani passport and I have a green card. My Paki Passport will expire on April 03, 2016. I will travel to Pakistan on Oct 21, 2015 and return on October 25, 2015. So my Paki passport will be under 6 months of expiry. Will that be a problem if I re-enter the USA with under 6 months expiry in my passport and have a green card.

Answer: If seeking to enter the United States after temporary travel abroad, you will need to present a valid, unexpired "green card" (Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card). When arriving at a port of entry, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer will review your permanent resident card and any other identity documents you present, such as a passport, foreign national I.D. card or U.S. Driver’s License, and determine if you can enter the United States.

You can call U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) toll-free for automated information and live assistance concerning immigration Services. The number is: 1 (800) 375-5283.

help
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires February 2016 and I'm traveling to Costa Rica to meet my grandchild on Oct 21, 2015. I'm afraid I won't be allowed reentry to the united States. Does my passport need renewal prior to my departure next week? Thank you!!

Answer: Your passport does not need to be renewed before your trip. Costa Rica only requires your passport be valid for the duration of your stay. It only needs to be valid at time of entry when reentering the United States.

Taiwan
by: DM

Question: I am Filipino, Philippine passport holder.. I'm working here in Taiwan as factory worker and I have a valid resident visa with Alien's Resident Certificate card that will expire Feb.19, 2016. But I want to have my vacation in Singapore this Nov.09-11, 2015, but my PH passport will expire May 17, 2016, by that time of my travel period, the validity of my passport is still 6 months and few days remaining...Re-entry permit is required in Taiwan, I assumed that they will allow me to re-enter. Can I travel to Singapore and go back to TAIWAN when my passport is still valid for 6 months & few days remaining?

Answer: Please contact both Singapore and Taiwan immigration services for answers to your questions.

US entry from UK
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi there,

I'm an American living in the UK. My US passport expires mid-April. I am travelling to the US from the end of March to the beginning of April, returning to the UK before my passport expires. Will that be alright, or do I need to renew it now?

Thanks so much for your help :)

Answer: It should not be a problem. Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to both the US and the UK.

Traveling to the US
by: Anonymous

Question: I am an American Citizen. I live in Japan and have permanent residency in Japan. I will be traveling to the US at the end of March into the beginning of April 2016 for 10 days. My passport expires July 2016. Will this be ok or do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: Your U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry. You can renew it after you return to Japan.

Passport almost expire
by: PAUL

Question: My sister is a US Citizen and holds US passport. She lives in Thailand on an immigrant visa for 1 year. She has to return to the United State on April 23, 2016 but her passport will expire on May 11, 2016. Can she still return to the United State without renew passport? Thank you.

Answer: Her U.S. passport only needs to be valid at the time of entry to the United States. She does not need to renew it before her trip but she can if she wants to. She can apply at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok or the U.S. Consulate in Chiang Mai.

Mexico Travel
by: Anonymous

Question: I would like to travel to Mexico from 10/31/15-11/3/15 but my passport expires on 11/6/15. Do I need to get a renewal before I travel?

Answer: A passport only needs to be valid for the duration of your stay in order to travel to Mexico.

How Early Can I apply for renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires 1 May 2016. I will be in Italy during that time. Can I go ahead and apply for renewal now or do I need to wait till 90 days before my trip?

Answer: You can apply for a renewal at any time. Routine service is estimated to take up to 6 weeks. It can sometimes take longer. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application at least 3 months before your departure date but you can send it earlier if you want.

Expired US passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My US passport expires soon. I'm in Colombia and I have dual citizinship. Do I need my US passport renewed to go back to the US? I'll leave Colombia with my Colombian passport.

Answer: By law, American citizens are required to present a U.S. passport when entering the United States. You can apply for a passport renewal at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota. Depending on how long you will be in Colombia, you may be issued an emergency, limited-validity passport which you can replace with a full-validity passport after you return to the United States.

usa passport
by: Deborah

Question: I am traveling to El Salvador. My passaport is valid leaving but will be expired coming back. Can I return to USA with that passport or can I go to USA Embassy to get a passaport?

Answer: If your passport will expire before you return to the U.S., you should apply for a new passport at the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador. Depending on how long you will be in El Salvador, you may be issued an emergency, limited-validity passport which you can replace with a full-validity passport after you return to the United States.

soon to expire passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I have a green card. I plan to visit my country Philippines in January 2016 but my passport will expire in May 2016. Am I allowed to enter to the Philippines and reenter the US?

Answer: For information about traveling abroad with a green card, visit International Travel for Permanent Residents.

Travel to Spain w/ Soon to Expire Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My husband's passport expires 12/10/2015. We wish to cruise to Spain. We will go just for 3 days and we will back before the passport expires. Can we travel?

Answer: To visit Spain, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the proposed stay in the Schengen area. Since your husband's passport expires 12/10, it will not have the required validity. Therefore, he needs to apply for a renewal before the trip.

Traveling to Italy
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm a Permanent Resident, but will travel to Italy 12/22/15 - 1/7/16. My Italian passport will expire in 04/2016. Will I have any issues leaving and entering both US and Italy?

Answer: As long as your green card and passport are valid when you enter each country, you should have no issues.

US Citizen Traveling to Aruba
by: K. Dahl

Question: Please confirm I am okay to travel to Aruba Sept 17 - Sept 24 and re-enter the United States with a passport that expires in Jan 2016.

Answer: Aruba only requires a passport be valid at time of entry. Your passport is valid for your trip.

expired passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a Nigerian. I have a Brazil visa already in my passport but don't have 6 months of validity required by Brazil. Can I get a renewal of my passport and travel with both passport?

Answer: Brazil does accept a valid visa in an expired or cancelled passport if accompanied by a valid passport.

Multi destination travel
by: Anonymous

Question: I am resident in Nigeria and my passport expires in April 2016. I plan to travel to the US in Dec 2015 through Dubai and the UK, can I use this passport? Regards

Answer: United Arab Emirates requires a passport be valid for 6 months from time of entry. Since your passport will have less than 6 months of validity remaining when you arrive in Dubai, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip. The UK only requires your passport be valid at time of entry.


New York to Aruba, back to new york
by: Maria

Question: I am going to Aruba on Oct 4 to Oct 9. My passport expires Jan 2016. Do I need to renew my passport or can I wait when I come back?

Answer: You can wait until you return to the United States. Aruba only requires your passport be valid at time of entry.

Canada to New Jersey
by: Anonymous

Question: From Canada and will be going to New Jersey for family matter. Passport will expire Oct 2015. Will be leaving anytime this week. Will be only staying there for 1 week. Will I still be able to travel and not have any problems at all?

Answer: When entering the United States, your passport only needs to be valid up until the date of your intended departure.

Traveling to Australia/New Zealand and Fiji
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I am planning to travel to Australia/New Zealand/Fiji at the end of the year. However my passport expires May 2016. Is it still ok or will I need to get a new passport before going?

Thanks!

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to visit both Australia and New Zealand. Fiji requires your passport be valid at least three months after your scheduled departure.

Dominican Republic
by: Anonymous

Question: Planning a trip to Dominican Republic 10/3/15-10/10/15. My passport is expiring on 11/8/15. Do I need to review my passport first?

Answer: The Dominican Republic only requires a passport be valid at time of entry. You an renew your passport after you return to the United States.

Traveling back to US
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a US permanent resident but a Bangladeshi citizen with a Bangladeshi passport. My passport expires in a little over 6 months. Can I travel to Bangladesh and come back to the US (note: at time of US entry my passport will have less than 6 months validity)? My biggest concern is at the port of exit in Bangladesh will they let me travel with a passport expiring in less than 6 months?

Answer: According to the U.S. Border and Customs Protection, travel documents for Lawful Permanent Residents do not need to be valid for any certain amount of time. Your LPR card only needs to be valid on the day that you are entering the US.

Travelling to America
by: Anonymous

Question: I am travelling to America on the 5 Dec 2015 and return 19 Dec 2015. Passport expires May 2016. Do I need to renew passport?

Answer: In order to visit the United States, you must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your planned departure from the U.S. (unless exempted by country-specific agreements).

from America
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a resident of America and will be traveling August 2015 to Canada but my passport which is from another country will be expired September 2015 while my return to America will be October 2015. Will I be able to renew my passport in Canada?

Answer: For information about entry to Canada, visit the Canada Border Services Agency. For information about renewing your passport, contact the embassy of your country of origin.

Soon to expire passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am planning to travel Philippines this Dec. 2015 and plans to go back in Canada Jan. 2016 but my passport will expire in July 2016. Will the immigration consider it valid and no issues about it?

Answer: The Philippines requires your passport have at least 6 months of validity remaining at time of entry. Canada only requires your passport be valid at time of entry. Based on the information you gave, your passport should be valid for your trip.

Entering US on an expired passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I live in the USA and have a dual citizenship to US and Sweden and am traveling to Sweden this week and just noticed my US passport is expired. Will US customs let me return into the US using my Swedish passport if I bring a birth certificate proving that IM a US citizen?

Answer: U.S. law requires you present your U.S. passport when reentering the United States. You can visit the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm to renew your passport. If you do not have time to wait for your passport to be processed, the embassy will issue an emergency, limited-validity passport. You can replace this for a regular, full-validity passport when you return to the United States.

5 months
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm going to Nicaragua this August 2015 and my Philippine passport will expired on January 2016 which means there's 5 months left. Can I still go without problems?

Answer: Please contact the Embassy of Nicaragua for answer to questions about entering the country with a passport from the Philippines. The phone number is 202-939-6570.

Pls reply
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm travelling with my daughter on Aug.1, 2015. We are going to the Philippines. Her passport expires in Oct. Is that ok?

Answer: According to the Department of State, U.S. citizens may enter the Philippines for purposes of tourism without a visa if they present their U.S. passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of their entry into the Philippines, and a return ticket to the United States or an onward ticket to another country.

According to this, your daughter needs to get a new passport before she travels. The only way to get a passport this quickly is to apply at a regional agency. The three agencies in California are located in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles.

Call 1-877-487-2778 to schedule an appointment. If no appointment is available, she can submit the application as a walk-in. She should arrive early and take proof of travel.

Expiring passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm here in the U.S. For school and I am done with my degree. Can I travel on an expired passport to my home country St. Lucia? My passport expires at the end of August and so does my student visa. I know you have 30 of status on an F1 after it has expired. Will I be okay to travel home beginning of September or when should I leave for home?

Answer: Please contact the Consulate General of St. Luica in New York and/or the airline on which you will be traveling.

Passport for Travel to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: We are traveling to Cancun first week of August 2015 and returning one week later. Our passports expire in November. Are we good even tho our passports are not valid for at least 6 mos. later?

Answer: You are good to go. Mexico only requires a passport be valid at time of entry. You can apply for passport renewals when you return from your trip.

Travel to china
by: Anonymous

Question: I will travel back to China on July 7th and be back to the United States on August 14, but my passport will expire on August 30. Will I still be able to travel?

Answer: Please contact the airline. The lastest information we have states that a passport must be valid for 6 months in order to enter China. A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to reenter the United States.

Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I travel in Mexico on 7/9/15 - 7/16/15. My passport expired on 9/5/15. Do I need to renew now?

Answer: No, you do not need to renew now. Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to visit Mexico.

Travel to Italy - passport will expire in 1 month
by: James

Question: Can I travel to Italy if my passport will be expired in 1 month?

Answer: Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area in order to enter Italy. You need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

Barbados
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a U.S citizen traveling to Barbados on a soon-to-expire passport with a one way ticket. Will they let me board?

Answer: Barbados only requires a passport be valid at time of entry. No additional validity is required.

Concerning the one way ticket, you should contact both the airlines and the Embassy of Barbados.

Embassy of Barbados
2144 Wyoming Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 939-9200 through 9202
E-mail: washington@foreign.gov.bb

U.S. Citizens
by: Anonymous

Question: I will travel to Haiti. I'll be back by July 28th but my passport expires in August. Am I gonna have any problems?

Answer: You should have no problem traveling to Haiti with your current passport. Haiti only requires a passport be valid at time of entry.

Travelling to Spain
by: Nicky

Question: We are travelling to Spain this August 2015 and return 23rd August 2015, my son's passport expires on 26th August 2015. Will his passport be valid or would I need to renew this before we travel?

Answer: Spain requires a passport be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure. You will have to renew your son's passport before your trip. Click the links below for more information.

Passport for Minor Age 15 or Younger

Passport for Applicant Age 16 or 17

Passport for Applicant Age 18 or Older

Travel w/ Soon to Expire Passport
by: Lynn

Question: My husband's passport expires 07/19/15. We wish to cruise to Bermuda. The travel agent advised me that his passport must have an expiration date 6 months after our return date. Is this true?

Answer: While many countries require 6 months of validity in a passport, Bermuda only requires a passport be valid at the time of entry. Please contact the cruise line in order to confirm travel document requirements for your trip.

soon to expire passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My son is a United States citizen. He is traveling from Africa to the US. His travel date is July 4th to arrive in the US on July 6th. His passport expires July 12th. Will he be allowed to travel?

Answer: Yes, he can travel to the United States with his current passport. It only needs to be valid at time of entry.

Passport for Barbados
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires 4 days after I'm supposed to get to Barbados. Will the U.S. Let me go to Barbados with my passport expiring so soon?

Answer: Barbados only requires your passport be valid at time of entry. However, we recommend you contact the airlines about this issue.

passport expiration.
by: Anonymous

Question: I am an Italian citizen travelling to the United States of America from 3 July 2015 to 17 July 2015 but my passport expires 5 August 2015. Can I complete my travel? Enter and exit the U.S.?

Answer: To travel under the Visa Waiver Program your passport should have a 6 month validity beyond the date of exit from the United States. The Department of State extends the validity of certain foreign passports (including Italy) by 6 months.

traveling to philippines
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Philippines this June 8 2015 and my passport expires next month July 2015. I'm returning on Aug 10 2015. Am I be able to come back? If not, what should I do?

Answer: U.S. citizens may enter the Philippines for purposes of tourism without a visa if they present their U.S. passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of their entry into the Philippines, and a return ticket to the United States or an onward ticket to another country.

You may not be allowed to enter the Philippines since your current passport does not have 6 months of validity beyond the date of arrival.

Please contact the Embassy of the Philippines and the airlines to determine if you need to renew your passport before traveling to the Philippines.

The only way to get a passport renewal so quickly is to visit the nearest regional agency or get an expedited passport courier service to submit the application on your behalf.

If you are allowed to enter the Philippines with your current passport, you will neeed to apply for a renewal at the U.S. Embassy in Manila. You should do this as soon as you arrive so that your new passport will be ready before you depart for the United States.

Travel to Dominican Republic
by: Anonymous

Question: I'll be traveling to Dominican Republic in June 2015 and my passport will expire July 2015. Will I be able to enter DR and back to US? Thanks

Answer: Yes, Dominican Republic only requires your passport be valid at time of entry.

US citizen
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a US citizen and will be arriving back into the US on the exact day of passport expiry. Will I be good to return?

Answer: Your passport is valid until it expires. As long as you enter the U.S. before midnight, it will still be valid.

Going to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm leaving to Mexico on June 5. My passport expires on June 10 but I don't return until the 21. Am I able to come back to the US?

Answer: You need a valid passport to reenter the United States. You have two options.

One, apply for a passport renewal before your trip to Mexico. Since routine service can take up to 6 weeks, you might want to expedite the application.

Two, apply for an emergency passport at the U.S. Embassy or one of the consulate generals in Mexico. You will be issued a limited-validity passport that you can replace with a full-validity passport after you return to the United States.

Traveling to Canada
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm going to Canada in June 2015 but my passport will expire in July 2015. I will return before it expire will it be an issue?

Answer: It will not be a problem. Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry.

Travel to Ireland
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling to Ireland by air in less than 2 weeks and my passport will not be valid for the duration of my stay. Will I have a problem entering back in to the U.S.?

Answer: Ireland only requires your passport be valid at the time of entry. You should have no problem entering there but please confirm with your airlines to make sure they will allow you to board.

You will not be able to travel back to the United States on an expired passport. You have two options. One, apply for an expedited passport renewal prior to your trip. To do this, schedule an appointment at the nearest regional passport agency. If you cannot visit the agency yourself, you can employ the services of a registered passport courier.

Two, you can visit the U.S. Embassy in Dublin after you arrive in order to get an emergency passport. You will have to pay full fee but will receive a limited-validity passport. After returning to the U.S., you can apply for a full-validity passport at no cost.

TRAVEL TO CANADA
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm travelling to Canada by land for two days and my passport will expire 7 days after my return to the USA. Will I have any problem getting into Canada?

Answer: You should have no problem entering Canada or returning to the United States as long as your passport is valid at time of entry.

Traveling to Mexico
by: Lynn

Question: I am traveling to Mexico by air In April and my passport expires in 5 months. Do I need to get a new passport or is it still valid in the date on the passport?

Answer: Mexico only requires your passport be valid for the duration of your stay. You do not need to get a new passport before your trip.

Traveling to Puerto Rico From NYC
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello,

I just realized my passport expires July 2015 and I have an upcoming trip to Puerto Rico this week. I don't have a state ID because I never had a chance to obtain one. Will I be able to travel to PR and back without any issues? Thanks in advance.

Answer: You should have no problem entering Puerto Rico with a valid U.S. passport.

Expiring passports
by: Anonymous

Question: Our children are 12 and 13. Their passports expire while we are in the Bahamas next week. Will we have a problem entering back to U.S? They have birth certificates.

Answer: All U.S. citizens are required to present a valid U.S. passport in order to enter The Bahamas, as well as to enter or re-enter the United States when traveling by air. We recommend you contact the airline to see if they will allow your children to board. If they will not be allowed to board, you will need to visit the nearest passport agency in order to expedite the passport applications.

Since the Bahamas only requires a passport be valid at the time of entry, the airline may allow them to board. In that case, we recommend you visit the U.S. Embassy in Nassau in order to get emergency passports for their return to the United States.

Travel
by: Anonymous

Question: I am going to Florida in April 2015 for 2 weeks. My Candian passport expires in June 2015. Will I have any problems?

Answer: You should not have any problems. Canadian citizens are only required to present a passport valid at the time of entry when visiting the United States.

Travel to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I travel to Mexico in February 2015 only for a week but my passport expires in July 2015. This is only five months. Will I have a problem with that? Do I have to do something about it? Thank you for your help.

Answer: Mexico only requires that a U.S. passport be valid for the duration of stay. You can travel to Mexico in February with a passport that will expire in July.

Dominican Republic
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello! We will be traveling in February to Dominican Republic ( Puerto Plata ) and my child's US passport expires in June. Is it safe to fly? Will this be a problem?

Answer: No, it will not be a problem. Dominican Republic only requires a passport be valid at the time of entry.

Travel to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Mexico and my passport expires a month after I return. Is there enough time left on my passport to be admitted into Mexico, or do they require more time prior to expiration?

Answer: U.S. citizens can enter Mexico with a month of validity remaining in their passport.

Do passports expire because of non- use
by: Anonymous

Question: I have had my passport for 4 years and have never used it. Is it still valid? (I was 35 when I got my passport)

Answer: The passport is valid until the date of expiration.

Travel to Mexico July 2012
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires on the same date I am departing from Mexico to go back to the U.S. Will I be able to use this passport?

Answer: Passports are valid until midnight on the date of expiration.

Passport Validity
by: Anonymous

Question: My girl's passport runs out in July 2012 but we return on 10th June. Is this ok to travel?

Answer: It depends on your destination(s). Many countries require up to 6 months of validity remaining in a passport before visitors are granted permission to enter. Verify the travel entry requirements for the country or countries you plan to visit.

Aruba travel
by: Anonymous

Question: Can we travel to Aruba if kids passports expire 1 week after we depart Aruba?

Answer: Yes, you can. Passports of U.S. citizens only need to be valid for the duration of stay in Aruba.

Travel to St Lucia
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm going to St. Lucia in April. If my passport expires within 6 months of my return date is that ok?

Answer: You should be ok. Contact the airline and/or cruise line to verify travel document requirements.

France
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I travel to France if my passport expires in two months?

Answer: France is a party to the Schengen Agreement. You don’t need a visa for the initial entry into the Schengen area, but you must have a passport valid three months beyond the proposed stay. Contact the Embassy of France for more information or get passport renewal information here.

Turks & Caicos
by: Anonymous

Question: Can you travel to Turks & Caicos from Chicago on a passport that expires in 5 months?

Question: Yes

Travel to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I travel to Mexico if the passport has only a few days left on it on my day of return?

Answer: Yes

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