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Do I need to renew my passport before my trip?

Question: My U.S. passport will expire on Feb 19 next year. I'm planning a trip to Hong Kong, China. Can I depart on Nov 20 this year and return on Dec 14? During my trip in Hong Kong, can I also travel to Taiwan or South Korea for 3-4 days?


Answer: To enter Hong Kong, you will need a passport that is valid for at least one month beyond the date of your intended stay, adequate funds to cover your stay without working locally, and evidence of onward/return transportation. You do not need a visa for tourist visits of up to 90 days.

As a U.S. passport holder, you will be allowed to enter Taiwan without a visa for up to 90 days (no extensions permitted) as long as you have a passport valid for the duration of your stay.

You must have a passport to enter Republic of Korea. As long as you have a valid U.S. passport, you can enter the county without a visa for a stay of up to 90 days if you are a tourist or if you are in the Republic of Korea on business.

Therefore, you can visit Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea with your current passport.

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Passport Renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be traveling to Amsterdam on February 24th, then on to Rome on March 1st before returning to the U.S. on March 5th. My passport expires in August of 2017. Do I need to renew my passport prior to my departure?

Answer: No, you do not. Your passport has sufficient validity for travel to those destinations.

renew passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Going to San Lucas or Los Cabos international airport on December 25, 2016 and coming back to LAX on January 1, 2017. My son is 16 years old. His passport expires on February 5, 2017. Do I need to renew his passport before the trip?

Answer: Your son's passport has sufficient validity for travel to Mexico. It does not need to be renewed before your trip.

travel question
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Australia leaving 12/29/16 and returning 1/14/16. I have an ETA and my passport expires 4/2/17. Can I wait to renew. Am I good for my trip?

Answer: Yes, you can wait until your return from Australia to renew your U.S. passport.

Valid passport?
by: Anonylindamous

Question: My British passport expires end of June 2017. I am travelling to New Zealand with a 3 day stop in Hong Kong in January returning same route back to U.K. 4th Feb. Will my passport still be valid?

Answer: U.S. Passport Service Guide only maintains entry requirement information for U.S. passport holders. Please contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements for your trip.

Travel to Bogota, Colombia
by: glee

Question: My U.S. passport expire March 2017 but my flight leaves Jan. 9th and returns on Jan. 27, 2017. Am I still good to travel to Colombia or should I renew my US passport. Thank you.

Answer: Colombia only requires a passport be valid at time of entry. You can apply for a renewal when you return to the United States.

Travel to Italy
by: Anonymous

Question: We leave for Italy on Friday 11/18/2017 and arrive 11/19/2016 and we leave to return home on 11/27/2016. My husband and my passports don't expire until 2026 but our minor children's passports expire 2/26/2017. Airlines says we should be fine but wanted to confirm.

Answer: Only 3 months validity beyond the duration of your stay are required to enter Italy. Since your children's passports meet this requirement, there should be no problem as far as the validity is concerned.

Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I am leaving for Mexico on Dec. 16th and returning on Dec. 22nd. My passport expires on Jan. 3, 2017. Will I need to renew my passport?

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

Passport expires in 3 months from travel
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be traveling to the Philippines in January 2017 & my passport will expire in April 2017. Will I need to renew my passport before I travel?

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport before you travel. It has sufficient validity for your trip to the Philippines. Please contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

Travel to Colombia
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be traveling to Colombia on Nov 18, 2016 and returning Nov 21, 2016. My USA passport will expire in Dec 10, 2016. I have a valid Colombian passport for 10 years. Do I need to renew my USA passport?

Answer: No, you do not need to renew your USA passport before your trip.

Traveling to Jamaica
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling to Jamaica in jJan. 2017. My passport expires the following month Feb 2017. Do I need to renew my passport now before the trip?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid for the duration of your stay in Jamaica.

Passport to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Mexico May 5-12, 2017 and my passport expires May 31st. Do I need to renew it before I go?

Answer: Currently, Mexico only requires a passport be valid at time of entry. Since entry requirements can change between now and the time of your trip, we recommend you check again approximately 8 weeks before your trip.

Cancun, Mexico by:
by: Anonymous

Question: I will travel to Cancun, Mexico in November 25 2016. My passport expires in 21 Jan. 2017. Do I need to renew it or is it okay to travel?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for travel to Mexico. You can apply for a renewal after the trip.

Cruise to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling via cruise to Cabo San Lucas & Puerto Vallarta Mexico May 20-27, 2017, Passport expires June 20, 2017. Do I need to renew?

Answer: Mexico only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. The cruise line may require more validity. Please contact them to verify travel document requirements.

Cancun, Mexico by:
by: Anonymous

Question: I will travel to Cancun, Mexico in November 2016. My passport expires in Jan. 2016. Do I need to renew it or is it okay to travel?

Answer: You are okay to travel. Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to Mexico.

Question
by: Martin

Question: Hi, we are planning to visit Dominican Republic Oct 29th to Nov 6th, 2016. Our daughter's passport expires on Nov 11, 2016. Are we going to be able to visit the country?

Answer: The lastest information we have states that a U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to visit the Dominican Republic. However, we recommend you contact the airline to confirm travel document requirements.

Passport expiration
by: Gabriella Ferretti

Question: My passport expires May 27, 2017. I am going to Nicaragua from 11/4/2016 thru 11/13/2016. Do I need to renew before I travel?

Answer: No, you do not. Your passport only needs to be valid for the length of your stay in Nicaragua.

Travel to Turks and Caicos
by: ECL

Question: We will be traveling to Turks and Caicos Nov 20-27, 2016. My five-year-old child's passport will expire May 7, 2017. Both my husband and I have passports that will expire in 2020. Will my child be OK traveling or does she need a new passport?

Answer: U.S. citizens must have a valid passport at time of entry and during their duration of stay in Turks and Caicos. Your child does not need a new passport for the trip.

Trip to Asia
by: Anonymous

Question: Passport expire on 4/23/2017. Ddepart on 10/24/2016. Travel to Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. Return to US pm 11/07/2016. 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 the destinations you listed.

Mexico trip
by: JRAAY

Question: My passport expires August 2017 and we will be going to Cozumel March 2017 for 5 days. Do I need to renew before vacation?

Answer: No, you do not. Your passport is valid for your trip to Mexico.

Cruise out of NYC
by: Anonymous

Question: Cruising to following ports Feb 27 2017 San Juan, Puerto Rico • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. • Philipsburg, St. Maarten • Tortola, British Virgin Islands Passport expires June 2017 . Should I renew prior to travel?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for entry to all the destinations you listed. However, we recommend you contact the cruise line to confirm travel document requirements.

passport verification
by: Anonymous

Question: Leaving on a cruise from New Jersey to the Eastern Caribbean from February 7 to 19, 2017. My passport expires on August 15, 2017. Is my passport good for this travel?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your cruise if it only includes visits to U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and/or Puerto Rico. If you plan to visit other countries, you need to check their entry requirements.

Passport Renewal
by: Judy

Question: I am going to Canada in May 2017 and my passport is good til September 2017. Do I need to renew before I go?

Answer: No, you do not. Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to Canada.

cozumel
by: Anonymous

Question: I got my passport in 2008. I'm 59. I'm going to Cozumel. Is my passport still good for my cruise?

Answer: Your passport should be valid until 2018. Please verify the date of expiration in your passport. We also recommend you contact the cruise line to confirm travel document requirements.


Do I need to renew my passport before my trip?
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires 26 Mar 2017. I shall travel to Vienna, Austria from 19 Dec to 29 Dec 2016.

Answer: Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your departure from the Schengen area in order to visit Austria. Since your passport does not meet this requirements, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Aruba
by: Anonymouslarry

Question: I am going to Aruba in Nov 2016 returning Nov 16. My passport expires Dec 1,2016. Do I have to renew before I go?

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

Tanzania
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Dar es Salaam in the beginning of October 2016 for two weeks but my passport expires in March 2017. Am I okay for travel? Does this still count as 6 months?

Answer: A passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond visa issuance and/or date of entry, and at least one blank visa page is required to enter Tanzania. The six months is counted from the date of entry to the exact date of expiration. You will need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

Trip to Bahamas
by: Jessica

Question: I am traveling to the Bahamas on October 15th for vacation (yearly trip to Atlantis) and my passport expires in December of this year. Is that okay?! I heard international flights have to be 3 months.

Answer: The amount of passport validity that countries require for entry varies widely. The Bahamas only requires a passport be valid at time of entry. Therefore, your passport has sufficient validity for your trip. We recommend you contact the airlines for confirmation.

Sept or October travel to Italy
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi. My passport expires Feb. 20, 2017. I plan to travel to Italy this October or November. Would I need to renew my passport? Thank you.

Answer: Your passport should have three months of validity beyond the date of departure in order to visit Italy.

passport validity
by: Anonymous

Question: I leave for Austria September 18. My passport expires March 05, 2017. Is this 7 month? Or do I need to renew it before I leave?

Answer: Although six months of validity is recommended, Austria only requires a passport have three months of validity beyond the duration of your stay.

trip to Ensenada
by: Anonymous

Question: I have a cruise from California to Ensenada from September 30, 2016 to October 3, 2016. My passport expires January 7, 2017. Do I need to renew it or is it okay to travel?

Answer: Your passport should be okay for the cruise. We recommend you contact the cruise line to verify their travel document requirements.

Cancun, Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I want to surprise my husband this December 2016 with a trip, however, our passports expire in Feb. 2017. I need to know if we need to renew before we go!

Answer: You do not need to renew your passports for travel to Mexico. They only need to be valid for the duration of your stay.

My passport expires one week after I return
by: Peru Bound

Question: My passport expires one week after I return from Peru. Do I need to get my passport renewed before my trip?

Answer: The latest information we have states that a U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to Peru. Please contact the airlines for verification. We recommend you contact them by email so that you have record of their answer.

Renew passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport will expire in March 2017. I will be traveling in Jan 2017. Do I need to renew it now?

Answer: The answer depends on your destinations. Some countries only require a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry while others require at least 6 months validity beyond your stay.

Portugal
by: Anonymous

Question: My children (ages 6 and 8) have passports that expire Jan 18, 2017. Can we travel to Lisbon, Portugal on Aug 21 and returning Aug 28, 2016?

Answer: Yes, you can. Passport only needs to be valid for 3 months beyond stay for entry to Portugal.

Do I need to renew my passport before traveling to Bermuda?
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport will expire on Jan 16, 2017. Do I have to renew it before I go to Bermuda?

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

Traveling from US to Canada
by: Anonymous

Question: I leave for a trip to Canada in 10 days. My passport expires in January 2017. Friends are telling me I can't travel within 6 months of expiration. Is this true? Will Canada let me cross border by car?

Answer: Canada only requires your passport be valid at time of entry.

Trip to Scotland and passport renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling to Scotland in September 2016. My passport expires in April 2017. Do I need to renew my passport prior to my trip?

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


passport renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be traveling to Germany, France and Italy from October 2 to October 15, 2016. My passport is due to be renewed January 28, 2017. Do I need to renew my passport before I leave?

Answer: Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. Since your passport meets this requirement, you do not need to renew it before you leave. However, the U.S. Department of State recommends American citizens travel with a passport that is valid for 6 months beyond the duration of your stay. If you want to follow this recommendation, there is plenty of time to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

passport renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: I have a cruise from March 12, 2017 to March 18, 2017. Going to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Cozumel & Costa Maya. My passport expires on April 22, 2017. Do I need to renew it now?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for the cruise. All those destinations require only that your passport be valid at time of entry.

Passport Renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expired in 2015. I'm going to St Martin in Oct 2016. Do I need to renew it?

Answer: U.S. citizens must have a U.S. passport with at least 6 months validity to enter the French West Indies. Therefore, you need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

passport renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: My son and I are travelling to the Cayman Islands on 07/30/2016 and back to USA 8/05/2016. My son's passport expires on 01/2017 and mine on 02/2017. Do we need to renew our passports prior to travelling?

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

renew passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Barbados Oct 2016. My passport expires Feb 2017. Do I need to renew my passport before I go?

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

PASSPORT RENEWAL
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport will expire November 2016. I am traveling to Ghana in September and will be back October 2016. Do I have to renew my USA passport first?

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

Can I return to U.S. on passport's date of expiration?
by: Christian

Question: Hi, I'm traveling to Canada from the U.S., crossing the border July 15 and returning July 18. My passport expires July 18. I know I can enter Canada. Should I renew my passport before my trip, or would it be valid through the end of the day July 18? Cheers.

Answer: You can enter the United States the same day your passport expires.

Do I need to renew my passport before travelling to the EU?
by: Anonymous

Question: We will be travelling to Switzerland, France and Italy. We leave 8/5/16 and return 8/31/16. My son's passport expires March 2017. Do I need to renew before we go?

Answer: Your son's passport has sufficient validity for your trip to Europe and does not need to be renewed before you travel.

Expired passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I had an emergency and I bought the tickets to return to the USA on 8/2/2016 but I did not check my two kids' passports which will expire on 7/26/2016. Can they return to the USA with their passport expired? Both are American citizens. We are in Mexico at this time.

Answer: You children need valid passports to return to the United States. You can apply for new passports for them at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate General. If you apply soon, you should be able to get full-validity passports. If you wait, your children will probably be issued emergency, limited-validity passports.

Trip to Bahamas
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to the Nassau Bahamas in February 2017 and my passport expires in June 2017. Do I need to renew my passport? Thanks!

Answer: The Bahamas 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 my passport before my trp?
by: Joan

Question: I'm leaving 9/19/2016 to go to UK. I'm returning 9/30/2016. My passport expires 1/19/2017. Do I need to renew it before I go?

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

Return to US - Passport Expiring
by: Paul

Question: Hi, I am currently in Korea. My passport is expiring in one month. Can I still return to the US with only 1 month left on my passport?

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

Cruise
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be on a Caribbean cruise 11/23/16 - 12/3/16 out of Ft. Lauderdale. We will be visiting the following Islands: St. Maarten, St. Lucia/Castries, Martinique, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Thomas. My passport expires Feb. 25, 2017 and my son's expires January 27, 2017. Do either of us need to renew before the cruise?

Thanks!

Answer: According to the latest information we have, you will need passports with at least 6 months validity remaining to visit some of the islands you listed. Therefore, you both need to apply for passport renewals before your cruise.

Passport enquiry
by: Anonymous

Question: Travelling to the states August 2016 for 2 weeks. My passport expires April 2017. Will I need to renew passport?

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

Canada
by: Mike

Question: My Passport was issued in March of 2007 and as documented herein, it expires 10 years afterwards, in March of 2017. If I am traveling to Canada for a week or two in November 2016, will I need to renew my passport before traveling? Because of the dates involved, I would have approximately 3 month left on my passport before returning and needing to be renew.

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

Emergency
by: Anonymous

Question: My daughter's passaport will expire 12 days after we come back from Honduras. Can she still travel?

Answer: To enter Honduras, U.S. citizens must present a passport with at least six months remaining validity. You daughter needs to get a new passport before your trip. The form and method of application depends on her age. Click the link below for more information.

Passport Information

Traveliing to Jamaica
by: Dean

Question: Have a passport expiring 5 months prior to going to Jamaica. Do I have to get it renewed. What is the permitted timeframe for expiration?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to Jamaica. You can apply for a renewal after your trip.

Children's US passport to expire March 15, 2017
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be traveling with my two children (15 and 18 y/o at the start of the trip) to Europe this summer, do they need to renew their passports before March 15, 2017? Countries to visit: Canada, UK, France, Spain. Returning to US from Spain August 23, 2016. Do I also need to have the other parent's permit signed and notarized for a consent to travel for my 15 y/o since I will be the only parent with my children on this trip. thanks!

Answer: Your children's passports have sufficient validity for your trip to Europe. You do not need to renew them before you travel. We recommend you carry notarized consent to travel from the non-traveling parent.

Traveling to Dominican Republic
by: GG

Question: My son's passport will expire on 08/17/16 and we have an upcoming trip to DR this month of June and coming back the same month. Do I need to renew his passport before we travel? Thanks.

Answer: The Dominican Republic only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. You can apply to get your son a new passport after the trip.

Cruise
by: Paul

Question: I return from a Caribbean cruise on Dec. 4th, 2016. My passport expires Feb. 25, 2017. Do I need to renew before the cruise? Thanks.

Answer: Your passport is valid for reentry to the United States. However, it may not be valid for entry to the countries you plan to visit during the cruise. Some Caribbean countries require your passport have at least six months of validity beyond your stay. Please check the entry requirements for each country or contact the cruise line for more information.

Japan Travel
by: Mike S

Question: I travel to Japan leaving June 3rd. My Passport expires Febuary 22, 2017. Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip. Japan only requires your U.S. passport be valid for the duration of your stay.

Do I need to renew my passport?
by: Anonymous

Question: My family and I plan to travel to France and then to England. The dates of travel are August 15-30, 2016. My passport expires March 1, 2017. Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip and does not need to be renewed before you travel.

Emergency!
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a US citizen flying back into the US with my 9-year-old son who is an American Citizen, as well. We arrive May 31 and his passport expires June 1st. Can we fly back into the US?

Answer: Yes, you can. Your son's passport is valid for entry until the date of expiration.

Travel to Europe
by: Don in Oregon

Question: My wife and I are flying to Amsterdam July 1st, returning July 29th of 2016. We will be traveling to France and Spain by train. Our passports expire December 13, 2016. Delta airlines suggests a 6 month passport expiration from your entry date, which is only 5 and 1/2 months. Are we OK?

Answer: While both airlines and the U.S. Department of State recommend U.S. passports have at least 6 months validity beyond the duration of stay in countries that are party to the Schengen agreement, only 3 months validity beyond stay is required. Your passports have sufficient validity for your trip. For the latest entry requirements, please contact the embassies of France, Spain and the Netherlands.

passport validity
by: Anolentiny200

Question: My passport expires Feb 2017. I want to apply for a three years work permit in Turkey by June 2016. Do I have to renew my passport?

Answer: The website of the Consulate General of Turkey has the following declaration.
As of 1 January 2015, in accordance with the article 7.1b of "the Law on Foreigners and International Protection" no. 6458, foreigners wishing to enter Turkey should carry a travel document (passport) with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the "duration of stay" of their visa, e-Visa, visa exemption, or residence permit.

Based on this information, you should apply for a passport renewal before submitting your application for a work visa to Turkey.

Scotland Trip
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling with my children to Scotland on July 9 and returning July 23. My son's passport expires Oct 10 of the same year. Do I need to renew prior to travel? Based on the comments, it seems we'll be ok. Just wanted to double check.

Answer: Scotland only requires a U.S. passport be valid for the duration of stay. Passport Services recommends your passport have at least 6 months of validity remaining. This is a recommendation and not a requirement.

Renewal of passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My US passport will expire on January 18, 2017. I am traveling to Philippines and come back on August 10, 2016. Is my passport still okay that I don't have to renew it now but can renew it as soon as I return to the United States? Thanks.

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to the Philippines. You can apply for a renewal when your get back to the U.S.

return flight
by: lyn

Question: Do I need to renew my passport before my return flight to USA? I have one stopover in Incheon, Korea. My travel date is August 9, 2016. My passport expires September 15. Do I need to renew it now? Thank you.

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

Travel to Ireland
by: Anonymous

Question: We are traveling to Ireland October 15 2016. Our passports expire in Feb 2017 and April 2017. Do we need to renew before our trip?

Answer: You do not need to apply for passport renewals before your trip. Ireland only requires they be valid for the duration of your stay.

Traveling to Coast Rica
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Costa Rica from 5/31-6/9 and my passport expires in November. Do I need to renew it before my trip?

Answer: Cost Rica only requires a U.S. passport be valid for the duration of stay. You can apply for a passport renewal after your trip.

Traveling to UK
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to England on May 1 for two weeks. My passport will expire on Oct 11. Do I need to renew my passport before I leave?

Answer: The UK only requires a U.S. passport be valid for the duration of your stay. However, the U.S. Department of State recommends your passport have six months validity beyond your stay. Therefore, you are not required to renew your passport before your trip but it is recommended.

Do I need to renew?
by: Anonymous

Question: My 16-year-old daughter is traveling to The Bahamas on July 5, 2016. Her passport expires on Oct 10, 2016. Do I need to renew her passport before the trip?

Answer: No, you do not need to renew your daughter's passport before her trip. The Bahamas only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry.

Question on reapply on my passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My US passport expires 30 Jan 2017. I'm traveling to Switzerland, Bavaria, Vienna in August, 2016. Do I need to renew my passport before my Aug 2016 trip?

Answer: You do not need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip. Switzerland, Germany and Austria only require a U.S. passport be valid for three months beyond your planned date of departure.

Do I need to renew?
by: Anonymous

Question: Passport expires March 18, 2017. Will be traveling to Belgium, Italy, France from September 5th returning to USA September 18th, 2016. Should I renew passport? Thank you.

Answer: Schengen area countries only require passport be valid for 3 months beyond date of departure. You do not need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

Europe 2016
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling to Switzerland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands from 5/28-6/14/16. My passport expires on Sept 5, 2016. Do I need to renew it before I go because it will only have 81 days of validity remaining?

Answer: If your passport does not meet the Schengen requirements, you MAY be refused boarding by the airline at your point of origin or while transferring planes. You could also be denied entry when you arrive in the Schengen area. In order to avoid any possible denial to board or enter, we recommend you apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

Do I have enough validity on my passport
by: j

Question: My passport expires on March 18, 2017 and I am traveling to the Dominican Republic Punta Cana in July 2016. Do I have enough validity on my passport to travel? I am going to renew my passport in January of 2017. Please Advise. Thank You. J.

Answer: The Dominican Republic only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. Your passport has sufficient validity for travel to Punta Cana.

Traveling to London, Amsterdam, Rome and Paris
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi! I am traveling to London 5/23 and then flying to Amsterdam 5/26. I will then be flying to Rome 6/1 from London. I'll also be flying to Paris 6/5 from Rome. My passport is set to expire 11/7/16. Should I renew or am I still okay to travel?

Answer: Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. Since your passport meets this requirement, you do not need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

passport renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm going on vacation to Cancun MX in June 2016. My passport expires December 2016. Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: According to the latest information we have from the Embassy of Mexico, a U.S. passport only need to be valid for the duration of your stay in the country. However, the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs recommends all American citizens have at least 6 months of validity remaining when traveling to Mexico.

Travel to Vietnam and Cambodia
by: Anonymous

Question: I plan to travel to Vietnam and Cambodia on December 24, 2016 and come back on January 8, 2017. My passport will expire on March 24, 2017. Will have problems coming back to the US and do I need to renew my passport before the trip? Thank you.

Answer: To enter Vietnam and Cambodia, you need a valid U.S. passport with at least six months validity remaining beyond the date of your arrival and a Vietnamese visa and a Cambodian visa. Since your passport will not have sufficient validity, you need to apply for a renewal before you travel.

travel to UK
by: Anonymous

Question: Am traveling to UK in March and my passport expires in April. Do I need to renew?

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport before your trip as long as you return before it expires. The UK only requires a U.S. passport be valid for the duration of the trip.

New Zealand
by: Anonymous

Question: We plan to travel Dec 26, 2016 through Jan 9, 2017. My passport expires on July 2, 2017. Do I need to renew?

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

Passport renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: My US passport expires 01 June 2016. I am traveling to Brisbane, Australia March 14, 2016 and returning March 26, 2016. Will I have any issues traveling?

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport before your trip. Australia only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of arrival. If you have not already obtained it, you will need a visa to Australia.

St Thomas
by: Anonymous

Question: I am going to St Thomas March 5-9 and my passport expires March 20. Will I have any problems?

Answer: No passport is required of U.S. citizens to visit St. Thomas. However, you can use your passport as a valid ID.

do i need to renew my passport b4 my trip
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I'm a U.S. citizen and I'm planning to going back to the United States this coming July. My passport will expire this coming Sept. Do I need to renew my passport before my trip?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry. You do not need to apply for a passport renewal before you return to the United States. However, you may consider renewing your passport at the nearest U.S. Embassy or consulate general. It is usually faster to renew a passport abroad than in the United States.

Passport Renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling on a cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas. The cruise is March 5-12, 2016. My passport is set to expire April 14, 2016. Will I have any issues in any of these countries?

Answer: You should not have any issues in any of the destations you listed in relation to the validity of your passport. Both the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos only require your passport be valid for the duration of your stay. American citizens do not require a passport to visit Puerto Rico and St. Thomas since they are U.S. territories.

Help
by: Wendy

Question: Can I go Tenerife from the UK on the March 6 when my passport ends same month on the 30th?

Answer: Entry into any of the 26 European countries in the Schengen area for short-term tourism requires that your passport be valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure. If your passport does not meet the Schengen requirements, you may be refused boarding by the airline at your point of origin or while transferring planes. You could also be denied entry when you arrive in the Schengen area. Please contact your airline for confirmation.

Travel to Guadeloupe
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi there--I am traveling to Guadeloupe April 10-17, 2016. My passport expires mid June 2016. Will I need to renew before my April trip? Thanks!

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

Passport Expiration
by: Anonymous

Question: I am going to Mexico to stay for a week in mid-March. My passport expires in May 2016. Will I be able to reenter the United States with it?

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

Passport for travel to Bosnia
by: Anonymous

Question: We will travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina over Germany and Croatia in July-August 2016. Our passaports exp in Dec 2016. Do we need to renew our passports before our trip?

Answer: You do not need to renew your passports before your trip. Bonsia and Herzegovina only require a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry.

US Citizen returning back to the US with passport expires end of July 2016
by: Simon

Question: My Dad is US Citizen, has been staying in Hong Kong for over a year, his US passport will be expiring end of July. If he is coming back to the US with an expiring passport within six months. Will he need to renew his passport if he is traveling back to the US in May, 2016?

Answer: A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry when returning to the United States. However, many countries in the Asia Pacific region require that a U.S. passport have six months validity remaining on it for issuance of a visa/travel. If he plans to visit any of these countries, he should apply for a renewal before his trip. He can do this at the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong.

Do I need to renew my son's passport before our trip
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a balikbayan with a US Citizen passport. my son and I are here in the Philippines visiting. We arrived Philippines last Sept of 2015 and going back home to America at the end of march 2016. My son passport will expire on May of 2016. Does he need to renew his passport? since we are leaving before his passport expired. Thank you.

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

How soon before expiry date of a passport does it need to be renewed
by: Anonymous

Question: How soon before expiry date does a passport need to be renewed? Cystal

Answer: A passport issued to an American citizen age 16 or older can be renewed by mail. up to 5 years after the date of expiration. However, we recommend passport holders apply for renewals approximately 9 months before the expiration date.

Will I need to renew my passport?
by: Amanda

Question: Hi, I'm travelling to Sweden from UK April 4th 2016 for 4 days? My passport expires on 23rd June 2016. Do I need to renew my passport before I travel? Thanks Amanda

Answer: Sweden requires your passport be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. Therefore, you need to apply for a passport renewal before you travel. You can do this at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general.

Peru and Costa Ricca
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Peru then Costa Rica April 10-28, 2016 for my honeymoon from the US. My passport expires August 7, 2016. I don't want to get a new passport before as I will be changing my name upon my return however I heard that my passport must not expire within 6 months to be valid. Do you know, do I need to renew before my trip? Thanks!

Answer: Peru requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry while Costa Rica requires it be valid for the duration of your stay. Since your passport meets both those requirements, you can apply for a renewal after your honeymoon.

renew passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires 4th July '16 and I'm going to Australia at the end of Feb '16 for 3 months. Do I need to renew it?

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport before your trip. Australia only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of arrival. If you have not already obtained it, you will need a visa to Australia.

passport renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: We are traveling to Mexico April 23-30 and my child's passport expires Oct 26. Are we okay to travel without renewing before we leave?

Answer: Yes, you are okay to travel without renewing your child's passport. Mexico only requires a passport be valid for the duration of your stay.

Trip to Haiti
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be traveling to Haiti March 30, 2016 and returning to the U.S. on April 4, 2016. My U.S. Passport will expire May 1, 2016. Do I have to renew my passport before the trip?

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

Passport to Jamaica!
by: Anonymous

Question: I am planning a trip to Jamaica for vacation Feb 11-18, 2016. My passport expires March 30! Will I be ok with it?

Answer: Yes, your passport is ok. Jamaica only requires your passport be valid at time of entry.

Philippine passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I want to have a vacation in the Philippines for 3 months and that will be from May to August 2016. My passport expires in December 2016. Can I still go there?

Answer: Yes, you can. The Philippines requires your U.S. passport be valid and unexpired at time of entry.

Passport Question for Iceland Travel
by: Anonymous

Question: My U.S. Passport expires end of June 2016. I am traveling to Iceland from March 14-March 18 2016. Will I still be covered for my trip to Iceland even though my Passport will expire in 3 months?

Answer: Iceland requires a U.S. passport be valid for three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. As long as your passport expires after June 18, you do not need to renew it before your trip. If it express before that date, you need to apply for a renewal before you leave.

Traveling to England end of 2016
by: Anonymous

Question: I traveling to England in Sept. 2016 returning in Oct. 2016. My passport expires Feb. 2017. Is that ok?

Answer: Yes, it is ok. The United Kingdom only requires a U.S. passport be valid for the duration of your stay.

Bahamas
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, I'm traveling to the Bahamas February 2016 from for the weekend from the US. My passport expires June 2016. Will I be ok to travel to the Bahamas and back to the US with my current passport?

Answer: Yes, you will be ok. Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to visit The Bahamas.

Visit to Dominican Republic, Hong Kong and Ireland
by: Anonymous

Question: My US passport expires on Sept 25, 2016. I am visiting the Dominican Republic in March, Hong Kong in April and then Ireland in June, leaving June 25. Do I need to renew my passport before any of these trips?

Answer: You do not need to apply for a passport renewal before any of the trips you listed. Passport validity for those countries is as follows.

Dominican Republic - valid at time of entry
Hong Kong - valid for one month beyond stay
Ireland - valid for duration of stay

Travel to Cancun
by: Jill

Question: I am traveling to Cancun in March and my passport expires December 14, 2016. Do I need a new passport before traveling to Cancun?

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

Travel to Jamica and Grand Cayman
by: Anonymous

Question: Passport expires in April 2016. We are cruising from Miami to Jamaica and Grand Cayman. Do I need to renew?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to both Jamaica and Grand Cayman. If you travel before the date of expiration, you do not need to renew before your cruise.

Travel to Canada
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Canada in March, 2016 and my passport is valid until September, 2016. Do I need to renew it before my trip?

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

Travel to Guatemala
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm going to Guatemala on February 26 and coming back March 4 but my passport expire March 19. Do I need to renew my passport before my trip?

Answer: To visit Guatemala, your passport must be valid for length of stay. You can apply for a renewal after your trip.

Passport enquirer
by: Anonymous

Question: Do I need a new passport to go on a cruise of the British Isles the first 2 weeks of June 2016? My passport expires Oct 2016.

Answer: The UK only requries a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. We recommend you contact the cruise line to confirm travel document requirements.

6 Months to the Day Expiration
by: Anonymous

Question: Flying to UK for a cruise on July 28. Flying back to U.S. on August 13, 2016. My passport expires on Feb. 13, 2017, EXACTLY 6 months from my return date. Will I be permitted to fly or does the passport need to expire on Feb. 14?

Answer: Passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to visit the UK or reenter the United States. You do not need to renew your passport before your trip.

Paris
by: G

Question: If I'm traveling to Paris on Feb 6 -9 and my passport expires July 16 is it still valid to entry France or do I need to renew?

Answer: Your passport must be valid for a minimum of six months at entry. Since your passport does not meet this requirements, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Routine applications are being processed in approximately 4-6 weeks from the time of application. To guarantee your new passport arrives in time, we recommend you request expedited renewal.

Barbados
by: mike

Question: I am traveling to Barbados in March. My passport expires in June 2016. Am I ok?

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

Passport Concern
by: Anonymous

Question: We're traveling to the Caymans February 4th and my passport expires in April. Will this be an issue?

Answer: It will not be an issue. The Cayman Islands only require your passport be valid at time of entry.

passport renew
by: Grace

Question: I am going to China in March 2016 for a week. However, my passport will expire in May 2016. Is my passport valid? Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: You must obtain a visa prior to arrival, and have a passport with at least six months' validity remaining. You need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

If you already have a visa to China, you can present the cancelled passport with the visa in it and your new passport when you arrive in China.

Japan
by: Anonymous

Question: My child's passport will expire in December 2016. We will be traveling to and from Japan in April 2016. Do I need to renew it?
Thank you.

Answer: Passports only need to be valid for the intended period of stay in Japan. You can apply for new passports after your trip.

Passport expiration
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I am traveling to St. Marten January 24-31st, 2016. My passport expires June 2016. Do I need to renew before my trip?

Answer: According to the latest information we received, your U.S. passport must have six months validity remaining in order to visit the French West Indies. Please contact the for the latest entry requirements.

passport expires in Dec 2106
by: Kathi Johnson

Question: I will be traveling to South America - Panama Canal, Costa Rica and Aruba - on a cruise April 3 and was wondering if I need to renew my passport before Dec 2016?

Answer: Your passport should be valid for the cruise. Please contact the cruise line to confirm travel document requirements.

Traveling PhIlippines
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Philippines in March 2016 and returning April 2016. Passport expires in October 2016. Need to know if I need to renew. If I don't need too, can I still renew since my son's passport is expired and needs to be done?


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

Renew passport before or after trip
by: Anonymous

Question: I am going on a cruise March 9 through April 2nd. The countries I will be in are the Bahamas, Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba, Columbia, Panama Canal Cristobal and Balboa, Puntarenas,and Mexico. My passport expires April 2. Can I wait until I get home to have it renewed?

Answer: Some of the countries you plan to visit require at least 3 months validity remaining in your passport at time of entry. You need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

Travel to Philippines
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm going to Philippines for 4 weeks leaving January 2016 be back in Feb. 2016. My passport expires June 11 2016. Do I have to renew it before my trip?

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. You do not need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

traveling to canada
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Canada from the US on January 8-10. My passport expires January 26, 2016. Am I ok to go?

Answer: You're good to go. Canada only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. The passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to return to the United States.

renewing a passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires on 27th September 2016. I'm travelling to Dubai in March. Do I need to renew before I travel?

Answer: The United Arab Emirates requires a U.S. passport be valid for six months after the date of arrival. If you will arrive in Dubai after March 27, you will need to apply for a renewal before your trip. We recommend you verify travel document requirements with the airline.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires August 2. Traveling to Australia February 14 for 9 days. Do I need to renew passport?

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

Do I need to renew for Peru?
by: JM

Question: My passport expires on March 31, 2016. I am leaving in 8 days with my wife and 3 kids to go from Virginia to Peru.

We will be there from Dec 26-Jan 2, 2016. My passport will still be valid at this time however do I need to renew? [due to less than 6 months expiration?]

If I do but I am out of time how do I get a letter from an embassy to get the ok to travel?

Answer: Peru only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. You are good to go.

Should I get a new passport before?
by: Anonymous

Question: I am going to Dominican from 2/18/2016 til the 23rd. My passport doesn't expire until July of 2016. Should I renew it before going?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry. You can renew it after your trip.

renew passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport will expire Sept 2016. I am planning a trip to Honduras in June 2016. Do I need to renew before trip?

Answer: To enter Honduras, you must present a U.S. passport with at least six months remaining validity. Since your passport does not have sufficient validity, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires February 3, 2016. I will be in Mexico from January 3 through January 9, 2016. Will my soon-to-expire passport be a problem?

Answer: It will not be a problem. Your passport only needs to be valid for the duration of your stay. You can apply for a renewal after your trip.

Mexico
by: Bethany

Question: My passport expires Jan 16, 2016. I am in Mexico from 12/10/2015 to 12/30/2015. Will my soon to expire passport be a problem?

Answer: It will not be a problem. Your passport only needs to be valid for the duration of your stay. You can apply for a renewal after your trip.


Am a green card holder travelling to the Philippine and back to the US
by: Anonymous

Question: My brother died Today Nov 22 an hour ago in the Philippines. My flight will be on Nov 26 and back to the US on Jan 13, 2016. I found out that my passport will expire on March 2016. Will I be allowed to travel to the Philippines and back to the US?

Answer: As long as your green card is valid, you should have no problems entering the Philippines and returning to the United States.

Jamaica
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I travel to Jamaica and back to the US in January 2016 if my passport expires in April 2016?

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

Traveling to Honduras
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Honduras from Nov. 19 2015 to Nov.30 2015. My passport exp. on 12/30/15. I am I okay to travel Honduras?

Answer: To enter Honduras, you must present a U.S. passport with at least six months remaining validity. You need to renew your passport before your trip. Since you only have a few days, you need to submit the application for a passport renewal at a regional passport agency. For more information, visit http://uspsg.net/pptagency.

Israel travel US passport renewal?
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires Dec 2016. Our family is traveling June 18-July 5, 2016. Do I need to renew my passport before traveling?

Answer: It depends on what country or countries you will be visiting. Some countries require your passport have at least six months of validity beyond the duration of your stay before you can enter. Others require at least six months of validity in a passport before they will issue a visa. Please verify the entry requirements for the countries you plan to visit.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport will expire on May 21, 2016 and I am planning go to Argentina this Nov.20, 2015. Do I need to renew my passport?

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

Travel to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be traveling to Mexico in November 2015. My passport expires in April 2016. Do I need to renew it prior to my trip?

Answer: Mexico only requires a passport be valid at time of entry. You can apply for a renewal after you return to the United States.

Passport expired
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport will expire on Oct.16, 2016. I will work as a seaman at Carnival cruise line for six months. Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: It depend on what countries you plan to visit and when you will be there. Some countries require your passport at least six months of validity beyond the duration of your stay. Others only requires only three months of validity.

We recommend you contact Carnival for information about travel document requirements.

visit to france
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires Feb 2016. I am going to France on Dec 8th 2015. Do I need to renew it now?

Answer: Yes, you need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip. France requires a passport be valid for at least 3 months beyond your departure from the Schengen area. For a complete list of requirements, visit passport renewal instructions.

Feb cruise - passport expires Aug 2016
by: Anonymous

Question: We are going on a Caribbean cruise out of Fort Lauderdale 2/7/16 returning 2/14/16. Our passports expire 9/17/16 and 9/18/16. Do we need to renew our passports before this trip?

Answer: Your passports should be valid for your trip. Please contact the cruise line to confirm travel document requirements.

Need to renew?
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia from Sept 24-Oct 5. My passport expires in February 2016. Do I need to renew my passport before I go?

Answer: All the countries you listed are party to the Schengen agreement. To visit them, your passport must be valid for three months beyond your planned date of departure. Since your passport meets this requirement, you do not need to renew it before you go.

passport expires
by: Suzanne

Question: We are travelling to Lapland, Finland. We fly on December 20th returning December 23rd 2015. My son's passport expires on the 6th February 2016. Do I need to renew it before we go?

Answer: To visit Finland, a passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. Since your son's passport does not meet this requirement, he must obtain a new one before the trip.

Do I need to renew my passport before my trip?
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm going on a trip at the end of Sept until the first week in Oct. My passport expires at the end of October. Do I need to renew it before my trip?

Answer: It depends on your destination(s). Some countries require your passport only be valid at time of entry while others require it have at least 6 months of validity beyond your stay.

Travel to Italy
by: jane

Question: I am travelling to Italy on 10th October 2015 for a week. My passport expires in February 2016. Can I use it to go or do I have to renew?

Answer: Italy is part of the Schengen area which requires a passport be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure. Since your passport meets this requirement, you can apply for a renewal after you return to the U.S.

Travel to Bahamas
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling to the Bahamas 9/7-9/11. My passport expires 12/31/15. Will it be valid?

Answer: Yes, it will. Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to visit The Bahamas.

Travelling to switzerland via germany
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi! I will be travelling to Switzerland Sept. 16th to Sept. 27th, 2016. I have dual citizenship Swiss-American. I will be using my Swiss passport to travel to Switzerland and my US passport coming back. My US passport expires 11/27/15. Can I still travel? Thank you!

Answer: Yes, you can. Your US passport only needs to be valid at time of reentry to the United States.


Passport Renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires on May 16, 2016 and I am traveling on a Caribbean cruise from Dec. 9 thru Dec. 19. Do I have to renew my passport before my trip?

Answer: It should not be necessary to renew your passport before the trip. We recommend you contact the cruise line to confirm travel document requirements.

Do I need to renew passport ?
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I'm traveling to Germany on 09/01/15 returning on 09/21/15. My passport is expiring on 01/10/16. Do I need to renew my passport?
Thank you

Answer: Germany is part of the Schengen area which requires a passport be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure. You can renew your passport after your trip.

Bora Bora Travel
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Bora Bora for an anniversary trip on Aug 25th - Sept 1. I just realized my passport expires Januray 23, 2016. Will I be able to travel?!? Help!

Answer: Your passport must be valid for three months beyond the date of departure from French Polynesia. Looks like your good to go. You can apply for a passport renewal after you return to the U.S. Enjoy your trip.

Ghana
by: Jle

Question: My passport expires March 28, 2016.

Flights looking at are to have me return to USA on November 2, 2015...

I miss 6 month required by 5-7 days...

Do I really needs review?

Answer: If you have a U.S. passport, it only needs to be valid at time of entry. If you are not a U.S. citizen and plan to visit the United States, contact the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs here.

passport renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to the Dominican Republic in September 2015, my passport expires in February 2016. Am I ok to travel or do I need to renew ahead of time?

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

Passport expires one month after trip to Europe
by: Anonymous

Question: My trip to Europe is in June 2016. My passport expired a month later. Do I need to renew my passport before leaving?

Answer: The answer depends on your destination(s). If you only travel to the UK, then you do not need to renew it before you leave. Many countries in Europe are part of the Schengen area and require your passport be valid for three months beyond your departure. If you need to renew your passport, you will find instructions here.

travelling to sweden, scotland, france and south africa
by: Anonymous

Question: I depart for Scotland, via Sweden on August 22, and will be in Edinburgh, Paris, and South Africa, returning on Sept 14. My passport expires 21 Feb 2016. I understand that Sweden and France are part of the Schengen agreement and my departures are well before 3 months deadline. I understand that UK is ok because passport is valid for the duration. My only question is South Africa. I arrive in Johannesburg on Sept 6th, 2016. My travel agent asked for the expiry date and so I assume I am fine but want to double check.

Answer: Passport must be valid for at least 30 days after date of departure from South Africa. Your passport is valid for your trip.

passport expires april 16, 2016
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Italy Sept 24 through Oct 5, 2015. Do I need to renew my passport before I go? My passport expires April 16, 2016. I need my passport for a trip to the Caribbean next week, Aug 14 through Aug 22 so would not be able to renew until late August.

Answer: Italy is part of the Schengen area which requires a passport be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure.

Passport expiry
by: Leanne

Question: I travel to Barcelona for 2 nights on 1 October 15 my passport runs out 31 Jan 16. Will I be ok to travel as it is in the EU?

Answer: For entry to Spain, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area and contain at least two blank pages. For more information about Spain's entry requirements, please contact the nearest embassy or consulate general of Spain.

Traveling to Sept 4-19th 2015
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Prague, Budapest and Slovakia in September 2015. My passport expires February 2016. Do I need to renew prior to my travels?

Answer: Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia are all party to the Schengen Agreement. As such, they all require your passport be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area.

Your passport meets this requirement. Therefore, you do not need to renew it prior to your trip.

traveling to Laos and Thailand
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm planning on visiting Laos and Thailand Dec. 1,2015-Mar. 1,2016. My passport expires Dec. Of 2016. Will I need to renew my Passport?

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport before your trip. Both Laos and Thailand only require a passport have six months of validity at time of entry.

Do I need to renew?
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Switzerland on February 12, returning on February 20th, 2016. My passport expires on June 20th, 2016. Do I need to renew before I go?

Answer: Switzerland only requires a passport be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. You can apply for a renewal after you return to the United States.

Travel to Colombia
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I'm traveling to Colombia in October and my passport expires in November. Am I ok to travel or does this country require the passport be renewed within 6 months?

Answer: Colombia only requires a passport be valid at time of entry. You can apply for a renewal when you return to the United States.

passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm travelling to Turkey on Sept 6th and my passport is valid until Feb 2016. Do I need to renew it before I leave?

Answer: According to the Department of State, foreigners wishing to enter Turkey must carry a passport or travel document with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the expiration date of their visa, visa exemption, or residence permit. Therefore, as Turkish tourist visas are generally valid for 6 months, U.S. citizens should have a passport that is valid for eight months beyond entry date.

Since your passport does not have the recommended validity, you should apply for a renewal before your trip.

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.

UK
by: Ann

Question: I found a great flight for travel to the UK tonight. My passport will expire 10/15/15. Can I travel on that passport?

Answer: Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay in the United Kingdom.

Passport Renewal
by: Amanda

Question: My passport expires in December and I will be traveling to Prague, Budapest, & Turkey. I am returning on 8/30/2015. Do I need to renew my passport before leaving the USA?

Answer: Yes, you need to renew your passport.

Passport
by: Jenny

Question: I am planning to travel this August 2015 as fiancee visa to Germany. My Passport expire January 16,2016. Do I need to renew my passport first before travelling?

Answer: In order to travel to Germany, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area and contain at least two blank pages.

Traveling to South Africa
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires in July 2016 and I will be traveling from South Africa back to the USA on January 5 2016. Do I need to renew my passport before leaving the USA?

Answer: To visit South Africa, your passport must be valid for at least 30 days after date of departure. The passport only needs to be valid at time of entry for reeentry to the United States. You can renew your passport after your trip.

Passport
by: Brandon

Question: Hi, my passport will expire on August 9, 2015 but I have a trip to Mexico on July 12, 2015 - August 24, 2015. Is it possible that I may enter the U.S. although the my passport expires while I'm in Mexico?

Answer: If you will travel by air, you may be denied boarding. If you will enter by land, you will be allowed to enter the United States although the fact that your passport will be expired may lead to delays and secondary inspection.

You can apply for a renewal at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City or one of the U.S. consulates.

Traveling to Sudan
by: Anonymous

Question: My son's passport expires in October. We are booked to travel on 07/13/15. Do I need to renew his passport?

Answer: Passport or travel document must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure from Sudan. You need to renew your son's passport before his trip.

Passport Renewal
by: Robin

Question: I plan to travel to Spain and France in July 2015. My passport expires in March 2016. Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: It depends on your departure date. Both Spain and France require a passport be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area.

Dublin, Ireland
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Ireland August 30th 2015 - September 6, 2015, and my passport expires September 25, 2015. Do I need to renew my passport prior to departure? If so, would expedite allow me to get a new passport in time before my trip?

Answer: Your passport must be valid at point of entry although six months of validity is recommended.

If you submit your passport for renewal right away, you should receive your new passport by mid-August or sooner without having to expedite the application. Routine service only takes 4-6 weeks.

Bermuda
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires January 2016 and I will be traveling to Bermuda on a cruise ship in July 2015. Will my passport be valid?

Answer: Yes, your passport will be valid. Bermuda only requires a passport be valid at time of entry. No additional validity is required.

Passport requirement expiration date
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport will expire in Feb. 29 2016. Can I travel to Canada from August 26 returning to US on September 2nd?

Answer: Yes, you can travel to Canada with your current passport. Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry.

To New Zealand
by: Anonymous

Question: My daughter's passport expires Jan. 2016. We plan to travel to New Zealand July 14th to August 9th 2015. Can she travel on this passport? Thanks.

Answer: Yes, she can travel with her current passport. only requires a passport be valid at time of entry.

To Norway
by: Anonymous

Question: I'll come to Norway on July 3, 2015 and return on August 4,2015. My passport will expire on Dec 10, 2015. Do I have to renew my passport before departure day or I can renew it after the trip?

Answer: Norway requires a passport be valid for 3 months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. Since your passport meets this criterion, you can renew it when you return to the United States.

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by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires on July 28. I will come back on July 25. I would like to travel India. Can I renew after I get back?

Answer: A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to India and at time of reentry to the United States. If your passport will be valid on the day you arrive in India and the day you arrive in the United States then you can apply for a renewal when you get back.

Traveling to Jamaica
by: McMojica

Question: We have a trip booked for Jamica for July 30th-Aug 2nd of 2015. My passport expires Aug 25, 2015. Do I need to renew my passport before leaving?

Answer: You can renew your passport when you return to the United States. Jamaica only requires a passport be valid at the time of entry.

passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Good day, my 5 years old son with American passport will travel to the US from the Philippines this coming July 2015 but his passport will expire on October 2015. Do we need to renew his passport? Thank you so much and more power!

Answer: Your son's U.S. passport only needs to be valiid at the time of entry. The passport can be renewed after he arrives in the United States.

St Barths
by: Anonymous

Question: Daughter's passport expires on Dec 21st 2015, we are going to St. Barths on December 23-Jan 4th. When do I need to have her passport renewed by?

Answer: We recommend you submit the application for a new passport at least 3 months before the expiration date of your daughter's passport.

Traveling to Barcelona & Athens
by: Anonymous

Question: My 9 year old's passport expires August 22, 2015. We will leave for Barecelona on 7-9-15. We will then cruise various ports and end in Athens, Greece on 7-18-15, returning to US on 7-19-15. Will this passport be sufficient or do we need to renew it?

Answer: Both Spain and Greece require the passport be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure. Therefore you need to get a new passport for your daughter before you travel.

Traveling from US to Guam
by: MMtoGuam

Question: My passport expires Oct 2015. I am planning a one week trip to Guam and will return to the US July 3, 2015. Do I have to renew my passport before leaving for Guam since it's a US territory?

Answer: A passport is not required for a U.S. citizen to enter Guam. You may need a passport for stops in other countries. Please contact your airline for travel document requirements.

Brazil's Requirements?
by: Suzie

Question: What are the requirements for Brazil? I have a passport that will expire 2 months after my planned return from Brazil (Jan 2016) - do I need to get a new passport before I go?

Answer: You must have a valid Brazilian visa in order to travel to Brazil. In order to get a visa, your passport must be valid for at least another 6 months on submission date, with at least two blank visa pages.

Your passport only needs to be valid at the time of entry if you already have a visa.

Do I need to renew my daughter's passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I have a doughter whose US passport will expire in Oct 2015. She has dual citizen with US and Japan. She will use her Japanese passport to enter Japan and use US passport to enter US.

So my question is can she return to US in Aug 2015 using her US passport? Or does she need 3, 6 months period before her passport expiration?

Answer: Her U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry in order to enter the United States.

Travel to Bangladesh
by: Zaman

Question: My 7 years old daughter who will travel from US to Bangladesh on June end 2015 and return August end 2015.

Her US passport will be expired on December 2015.

Do we need to renew her passport before travel?

Answer: Bangladesh requires U.S. passports to have 6 months validity beyond period of stay at time of entry. Therefore, you need to obtain a new passport for your daughter before you travel. Click the link below for a complete list of requirements.

Get a Passport for a Minor

renewal for 5yrs old boy passport
by: Tiny

Question: I have a 5yr old who's passport will expire on October 2015. We have an upcoming trip to Cancun next month (May 28-June 1,5day vacation). Do I need to renew my minor's passport? My husband is currently abroad working and can't get hold of him for the consent. What should I do?

Answer: Mexico only requires a passport be valid at the time of entry. You do not need to obtain a new passport for your son prior to your trip to Cancun.

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by: janice

Question: Due to Fly to Canada the 15th of June to the 25th of June and my passport expires on 1st of July. Will I be able to travel with this?

Answer: Yes, you can travel with your current passport. A passport only needs to be valid at the time of entry into Canada and reentry into the United States.

Traveling to Egypt
by: Anonymous

Question: My US Passport expires January 11, 2016. I will be traveling to Egypt October 21-November 1, 2015. Do I need to renew my passport prior to my departure date?

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport before your departure date unless you need to obtain a visa to Egypt. Egypt only requires that your passport be valid at the time of entry. However, it must have at least 6 months of validity at the time you apply for an Egyptian visa.

Use of passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My US passport will expire May 2016. I plan to travel to the Philippines between Jan to Feb. Do I have to renew the passport prior to the trip?


Answer: The general rule is that U.S. citizens must present a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond intended period of stay in the Philippines. The Philippine's Department of Tourism states, "Immigration Officers at ports of entry may exercise their discretion to admit holders of passports valid for at least sixty (60) days beyond the intended period of stay." While you might be granted permission to an enter if your passport has less than 6 months of validity, there is no guarantee. We recommend you apply for a passport renewal before you travel.

travel with us passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My U.S. passport will expire in 08/2015. Can I travel to Canada in July?

Answer: Yes, you can travel to Canada with your current passport.

Traveling to Canada
by: Chris

Question: I'll be traveling to Canada from the US April 23-27. My current passport expires in August. Should I renew now?

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

Travel to Seoul, South Korea
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to South Korea for one week May 23-30, 2015. Passport expires August 2015. Do I need to renew my passport before I go?

Answer: The latest information provided by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is that your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry and have one page for the entry stamp. You can apply for a renewal when you return from your trip.

Travel to Switzerland
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Switzerland June-July 2015. Passport expires December 2015. Do I need to renew before I travel?

Answer: Switzerland is a party to the Schengen Agreement. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. Given your travel dates, you can renew your passport after your trip to Switzerland.

Minors traveling to Mexico and Passport renewal
by: Esther

Question: We are traveling to Mexico in the first week of June 2015 and my 2 teenage sons' passports expire at the end of August 2015. Do we need to renew them before we go?

Answer: Passports only needs to be valid during the time of stay in Mexico. You can apply for new passports after your trip.

Passport expiring
by: Kathy

Question: I plan on going to Barcelona Spain from May 2-9 of this year. My Passport expires in August of this year. My husband says that to be admitted to Spain I will have to renew my passport. Is this true?
Thank you

Answer: In order to visit Spain, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. If your passport expires after August 9, then you can renew it after your return from your trip. If not, you need to apply for a passport renewal before you travel.

Travel to Belize
by: noelle

Question: We are going to Belize from 3-31-15 to 4-05-15. Passport expires 6-15. Am I to travel without renewing before we leave in March? Thanks.

Answer: For entry to Belize, your passport must be valid for length of stay only. You can renew your passport after you return to the United States.

I am going to London and Paris on march 6 2015, and my passport expires in may 16 2015. do i need to renew my passport?
by: Anonymous

Question: I am going to London and Paris on March 7 2015, and my passport expires in May 16 2015. Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be validity at the time of entry for travel to England.

However, a current U.S. passport with a minimum validity from date of entry into France of six months or more is required to enter most European Union countries, including France. Because of the EU’s "Schengen" regulations, U.S. citizens presenting passports with less than six month validity have been denied entry into France and sometimes detained by airport police pending mandatory boarding on a return flight. If your passport does not meet the Schengen requirements, you may also be refused boarding by the airline at your point of origin or while transferring planes.

The U.S. Department of State recommends that your passport have at least six month validity remaining whenever you travel to Europe. For this reason, you should apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

Travel to Costa Rica
by: Ed

Question: We are going to Costa Rica from 3-15 to 3-20. Passports expire 5-12. Are we will okay? Thanks.

Answer: Costa Rica only requires passports be valid for the duration of your stay. You can apply for renewals after you return from your trip.

Do I need to renew passport ?
by: Nikki

Question: Hi I am planning to travel to Hong Kong on 12/12 for about a week or two. However, my passport will be expired on 1/23/2012. Would I need to renew my passport before my trip? Please advise.

Answer: To enter Hong Kong, you will need a passport that is valid for at least one month beyond the date of your intended stay, adequate funds to cover your stay without working locally, and evidence of onward/return transportation. Therefore, the need to renew your passport will depend on the exact dates of your trip.

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