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United States Passport Information

The passport information below provides answers to frequently asked questions about the passport number, validity, expiration, correction, application process and more. If you do not find the answers to your questions, visit the passport FAQ page for more options or use the search tool at the top of the page.

What Do I Do If My New Passport Did Not Arrive?  Question: I applied for a new passport but it has not arrived in the mail. What do I need to do in order to get it so that I can travel abroad? ...

I have an Official Passport and want to get a Regular Passport  Question: I'm in the military and currently deployed and I received my Official Passport. I want to be able to visit Canada and I can't with an Official ...

The birthdate on my passport and license do not match  Question: My name is Lucy. I'm a foreigner who became an American. My passport says 1955 which is the correct date but my license and social security ...

I found a US Passport and want to know where to send it?  Question: I found one US passport on the road (Near Del Amo Shopping Mall, Torrance, CA) on 26th Nov with semi-damaged condition and do not know ...

Can I use my Military passport to travel for vacation?  Question: I am in the U.S. Military and I have a U.S. Military Passport. I would like to travel to the Caribbean. Can I use this passport to travel?...

How do I correct wrong birthdate on passport?  Question: What do I need to do if I just realized that my birth year on my passport is incorrect and does not match my American Citizenship Certificate?...

Can I travel while in Europe using only a service passport?  Question: My husband is in the Army and we are currently stationed in Germany. I have heard that I can travel to other countries in Europe on a service ...

Are our passports still valid?  Question: My wife's and my US Passports were issued in 2002 and we have only used them to go to England and Ireland in 2002.

Since then we have both ...

Passport Number Information  Answers to questions about the passport number.

How to obtain a passport for child born in Germany on a US Military base?  Question: My son was denied a passport because he was born in Germany while we were stationed there. What do I need to get his passport? We have a ...

Do I have to return to the U.S once my 90 days allowed in Germany are expired?  Question: I am living with my fiance in Germany. He is in the military. We are not married yet, therefore we are not sponsored through the military for ...

How to get a passport after a gender change  Question: What do I do if I have changed my gender legally however my birth certificate reflects the wrong gender? Incidentally I am from Ohio so I will ...

Can someone apply for a passport for me?  Question: My work schedule doesn't permit me to apply for a passport in person during their business hours, however I have all the paperwork together ...

Is it legal to be in a foreign country and mail your passport back to US for visa to another country?  Question: We're in Thailand and need to apply for an Indian business visa. Is it legal to mail our passports back to the US and apply for an Indian business ...

Can I still get on board a plane if my ticket is issued in my maiden name and my passport is in my married name?  Question: When I made my reservations with Price Line, my passport was still under my maiden name (that was in March/April). I had to cancel since my ...

How can I visit Uzbekistan doing the right procedure?  Queston: My name is Jorge and I'm a contractor for the U.S. Army working in AFGHANISTAN.

On September 12th my company will fly me from AFGHANISTAN ...

Do any of the new state drivers' licenses suffice as a passport for international travel?  Question: I heard that a few states, (including Florida) are participating in a program that intensifies the identity requirements in order for a state ...

How do I find out what the possible trouble with my passport is?  Question: When checking in at Albany International Airport (ALB) last month for a five-day vacation in Grand Cayman, the check in agent at the counter ...

Where do I FedEx my passport application to be certain it arrives at correct the location?  Question: We need a physical address for the application and I am requesting a signature receipt to make sure the passport arrives safely. Where do I ...

Can I travel outside of the U.S. if I didn't put my destination on my passport application?  Question: I submitted my passport application and didn't put where I'm traveling, because I'm not planning on traveling soon. But if in case of emergency ...

What do I do if I accidentally signed my husband's passport?  Question: Recently we were on a cruise in the Caribbean and when we were exiting the ship in Miami the agent told me that I needed to sign my passport ...

What are the passport requirements for me specifically?  Question: My passport was issued when I was eight, and I updated it when I was twelve years old. I am now eighteen, and I was wondering if I need to ...

Never received a confirmation number for my passport  Question: I applied for a passport back in August with all necessary documentation. Received a letter and provided more information and still have ...

How to get a passport for a child that has resided in Africa for over 20 yrs?  Question: My friend was born in Maryland in 1980 and moved to Ghana with her parents in 1982. Both parents are now deceased and she wishes to return ...

Can I get a duplicate passport?  Question: I am traveling to India on a Cunard world cruise. I am seeking a visa to India. If I submit my my request for a visa today, I will not get ...

How do I use my MasterCard to pay for my passport?  Question: I received my passport application back in the mail today saying payment was not included. I had included a hand written letter with my MasterCard ...

My last name entered wrong on the passport.   Question: I am sending the passport for the correction. I have a Indian visa in the passport. Do you change the name in the Indian Visa also?

My ...

Passport for new naturalized U.S. Citizen  Question: How do I attach my documents to my passport application? I am a new U.S. citizen, do you need a notarized copy of my naturalization certificate ...

Can I get confirmation of an address that appeared on one of my old passports?  Question: I have been informed that the State of California is holding some "unclaimed" property that belongs to me.

To release the property, the ...

Will I be okay to enter and exit a country if my passport was just issued?  Question: I just received my passport in the mail a few days ago and the date on it says July 12th, 2010. I plan on going on a cruise to Italy, France,...

Canadian Requirements  Question: I am a US citizen living in Florida. I would like to visit Niagara Falls this summer and plan to fly into Buffalo, NY. However, my hotel has ...

Are extra pages needed for visas?  Question: My husband and I travel a great deal. We will be going to Sweden, Netherlands, and Kenya this summer. One passport expires 3 March next year and ...

How do I notify you that I have found my passport?  Question: Recently I had reported my passport as lost but I found it today, I had misplaced it when I took it to the Social Security Office, for proof of ID....

What if I have a current passport on file but I cannot locate the physical passport?  Question: I cannot find my physical passport, is there a way to locate it on file?

Answer: Lost passport replacement cannot be processed using a ...

Where is my passport with the extra Visa pages?  Question: I mailed the passports for myself and my husband to get extra visa pages. My U.S. Postal Service Confirmation receipt says I mailed it on April ...

Will it be a problem traveling out of the country if my passport birth year does not match my license birth year?  Question: My passport birth year does not match my license birth year. Will this be a problem traveling out of country?

Answer: The information ...

What needs to be done with a passport when someone dies?  Question: When someone dies, is there anything that needs to be done with their passport?

Answer: Yes, there is something you can do with passport ...

Problem with Signature in Passport  Question: When I was signing my passport, my pen ran out of ink and also I did not write my middle name. I wrote over the original signature with a different ...

How long can someone stay in a Germany on an American passport?  Question: My husband and I are stationed in Germany and my mother has come to visit. She flew here in December and is scheduled to return to the States ...

How can I prove that I never had a passport before 1986?  Question: I am an American currently living in France. To register my son as an American citizen, I need to prove at least one continuous year of physical ...

Can I get new pages added and at the same time get a Kenyan visa?   Question: I don't have many pages left in my passport. I also don't have a lot of time.

I need to get pages added, and a visa for Kenya. Can I send ...

How long can you stay in a foreign country on a passport?  Question: I am a spouse of a military service member that is serving in Germany. I am currently in Germany staying with my husband. Just want to know ...

How can I get a passport on Saturday?  Question: My passport expired. I got a chance to work and need to travel tomorrow. Is it possible to get a passport on Saturday?

Answer: Unfortunately,...

Is passport information public records  Question: I am a private investigator and wanted to know if passport information was public record, is it possible to check someone's name and find when ...

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