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Will my current passport still be valid if I am traveling abroad and my passport expires in 3 months from the date of travel?

Question: I am leaving the country and don't have time to renew my passport. My passport expires in 3 months. Will I still be allowed to use this passport or do I need to try a speedy renewal?


Answer: Your passport is valid until the date of expiration. The only problem may be the entry requirements of the country or countries you plan to visit.

Many countries require your passport to have 3 to 6 months validity remaining before they will allow you to enter or issue a travel visa.

It is important that you verify the entry requirements. To do this, click the link below.

Foreign Entry Requirements

If you are required to expedite your passport renewal, you can do so by visiting the nearest regional passport agency or submitting the application through a professional passport expediting service.

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Travel to Europe
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling to France, Switzerland, Germany and Holland in Feb 2017. My passport runs out in June 2017. Do I need a renewal?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for travel to the countries you listed. However, the U.S. Department of States recommends that American citizens travel to the Schengen area with passports that have at least 6 months validity beyond the planned date of departure. Please contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements. If you wish to renew your passport before your trip, you will find a list of instructions here.

British passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My daughter's British passport expires on May 17, 2017. She wishes to travel to India on December 9, 2016 and return in January 2017. Will this be a problem?

Answer: Please contact the HM Passport Office for answers to questions about British passport renewals.

passport renewal
by: margaret

Question: I come back from Malta the 3rd January 2017. My passpirt runs out June 2017. Will it still be elegible for travel?

Answer: Malta only requires a U.S. passport be valid for three months beyond your date of departure. Your passport has sufficient validity for travel to Malta. If you plan to travel between your return to the United States in January and your passport's expiration in June, you need to verify entry requirements for the countries you plan to visit. Some countries require at least six months of validity remaining in a passport.

Travel to Honduras
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Roatan, Honduras Christmas 2016 and my passport expires May 2017. Will I still be able to travel?

Answer: To enter Honduras, you need a U.S. passport with at least six months validity and evidence of onward travel. Since your passport does not meet this requirements, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip. We recommend you expedite your passport renewal in order to guarantee that it arrives before your departure date.

passport question
by: Anonymous

Question: I am travelling back to the US in Nov 2016 from overseas and my passport expires early Jan 2017 and don't have time to renew, is it okay?

Answer: Yes, it is okay. A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of reentry to the United States.

Brazil
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to Brazil on Business In November 2016. My passport expires in February 2017. Will I be ok?

Answer: The lastest information we have states that a U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to Brazil. We recommend you contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.


Passport question
by: Anonymous

Question: If I'm travelling to Tenerife in Dec and my passport runs out in May. Will it be valid?

Answer: Only 3 months validity beyond your stay is required. However, the U.S. Department of State recommends 6 months of validiy. Please contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

Extending a trip beyond passport entry requirements
by: Anonymous

Question: I am currently on a work trip in a country where, in order to be allowed in, I needed to have at least 3 months from the date of my return flight until my passport expires. I ended up having to extend my trip while over here, making it so there will be slightly less than 3 months until my passport expires when I leave. Will I run into any problems when I try to leave? Do I need to see if the US Consulate can extend my expiration date?

Answer: We recommend you contact the airlines and customs and border control services of the country you are visiting for information about the validity of your passport for exiting the country.

It is not possible to extend the expiration date of a passport. However, you can apply for a renewal at the consulate. Applications are usually processed more quickly abroad than in the United States. In most countries, it takes 2-3 weeks.

passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Cancun in March 2017. My passport expires in August 2017. Do I need to renew before I travel?

Answer: You do not need to apply for a passport renewal before you travel to Mexico. Your current passport has sufficient validity.

Costa Rica
by: Anonymous

Question: Travelling to Costa Rica in May 2017 and my passport expires August 2017. Will I need to renew prior to the trip?

Answer: A U.S. passport only needs to be valid for the length of stay in Costa Rica in order to enter. Therefore, you do not need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Dubai
by: Robert D

Question: I'm traveling to Dubia from December 1-12. My passport doesn't expire until January 17, 2017. Will I be alright to travel there and back to the USA?

Answer: A passport valid for at least six months beyond date of entry is required to enter the UAE. Therefore, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Passport expiry
by: Naomi

Question: I'm travelling to Turkey in December 2016. My passport runs out May 2017. Can I still travel?

Answer: According to the latest information we have, a U.S. passport must be valid for six months beyond your entry date to visit Turkey. Since your passport does not have sufficient validity, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm going to Cancun in Mexico February 2017. My passport expires April 2017. Will I be able to travel with this passport?

Answer: Yes, you will.

Passport Question - Germany
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Frankfurt, Germany on December 3rd, 2016 returning on December 16th, 2016. My passport expires in July 2017. It states that it requires 6 months. Should I renew?

Answer: Germany requires your passport be valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure. Six months of validity is a recommendation. You do not need to renew your passport before your trip. Please contact the Embassy of Germany for the latest entry requirement information.

Passport valid
by: Anonymous

Question: My son us travelling to Benidorm on 3rd Nov 2016 till 7th Nov 2026. His passport expires on 5th March 2017. Will he be ok to travel on this passport?

Answer: Only three months of validity beyond your stay is required for entry to Spain. While six months of validity is recommended, it is not required to travel in the Schengen area. Your son's passport has sufficient validity for his trip. Please contact the airlines to verify travel document requirements.

Thailand with passport expires in 5 months
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Thailand in December 2016. My passport expires in May 2017. Can I still use my passport to travel Thailand Thank you.

To enter Thailand, your U.S. passport must have at least six months validity remaining beyond the date of your arrival. Since your passport does not have sufficient validity, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

when to renew when traveling abroad
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be traveling to Morocco and Portugal in November, 2016. My passport expires 4/20/2017. Am I okay to travel with it or do I need to renew?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for travel to both Morocco and Portugal.

Passport validity within 6 months and travel to home country
by: Anonymous

Question: My daughter has to travel from the Philippines to India in December 2016. Her passport expires in May 2017. She is under student visa. Can she travel to India with 5 months validity? We plan to renew the passport in India before her return to the Philippines.

Answer: Please contact the airlines to verify travel document requirements.

Day trip
by: Anonymous

Question: I have been invited to go with friends sometime this month to France on a day trip. My passport runs out on the 9th November 2016. Would I still be able to go? Thank you.

Answer: France officially only requires a U.S. passport have at least three months validity remaining beyond the duration of stay. However, the U.S. Department of State recommend that American citizens travel to the Schengen Area with a passport that has at least six months of validity.

Some Schengen countries assume all travelers will stay the full three months allowed for visa-free visitors, meaning you may not be admitted unless your passport is valid for at least six months, regardless of the duration of your stay.

Please contact the airlines to verify travel document requirements. If you need to obtain a passport in two weeks or less, you can schedule an appointment at the nearest regional passport agency or employ the services of a registered passport courier.

Nicaragua
by: Anonymous

Question: We are traveling to Nicaragua in mid December. Our children's passports expire mid January (a month later). Should we renew their passports?

Answer: Your children's passports have sufficient validity for your trip. Nicaragua only requires a U.S. passport be valid for the length of stay.

Passport expired in 2 weeks
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi. My Philippines passport will expire on Nov 16 and my flight will be on Nov 6. I will travel from the USA to the Philippines. Are they gonna stop me? I'm going to renew my passport in my country?

Answer: You should be able to enter the Philippines with your current passport. Please contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

Passport expiration
by: Tvraolc

Question: I'm going to France March 2017 and returning in march as well. My passport expires in September 2017. France requires the passport to be valid 6 mos after return. Will my passport be valid?

Answer: France only requires your passport be valid for three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. Six month of validity beyond departure date is just a recommendation. At this time your passport has sufficient validity for your trip. However, we recommend you check entry requirement again in January or February since they can change.

greencard holder
by: Anonymous

Question: I am travelling out of the country. I have my green card but passport will expire in 6 months. Will I have any problems?

Answer: There should be no problem related to the validity of your passport.

Passport experation
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires October 17, 2017. I am going to Aruba on March 20, 2017 and returning April 1, 2017. Do I have to renew it before I travel?

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


Passport expiration date
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi I may be travelling to Hong Kong/ Saigon in Nov 2016 but my passport runs out mid November. I'm guessing I will need to get it renewed before but just wanted to check. Thanks!

Answer: Yes, you need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

Passport renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: I am travelling to Portugal on 19th October 2016 until 9 th December 2016 my passport is due to expire on 24th May 2017 do I need to renew before I travel?

Answer: Portugal requires a U.S. passport be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. The U.S. State Department recommends that your passport have at least six months’validity remaining whenever you travel abroad.

Passport renewal
by: Lynn E

Question: I am traveling to the Dominican Republic at the end of March 2017. My passport expires Sept 18, 2017. Do I need to renew it before I go?

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

Please Help!
by: Anonymous

Question: US Citizen, I am traveling to Budapest tomorrow 9/28/2106 from US. And from Budapest to Spain on 10/1/2016. My flight back to US is 10/6/2016. My passport expires 01/7/2016. Please help!

Answer: Only three months of validity beyond your stay is required for entry to both Hungary and Spain. While six months of validity is recommended, it is not required to travel in the Schengen area. Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip. We recommend you contact the airlines for confirmation.

Singapore
by: Anonymous

Question: I am flying this coming 19th of Oct and my passport will expire on March 25, 2017 Is it still valid to fly?

Answer: To enter Singapore, you need a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of your intended stay.

Travel to Korea
by: KOREA

Question: Will my current passport still be valid if I'm traveling to Korea on Oct 4th 2016 and leaving back to the USA on Oct 14th 2016 ? My passport expires March 15, 2017.

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip. Korea only requires it be valid at time of entry.

Spain
by: Anonymous

Question: My son is travelling to Spain on 13th October 2016 and his passport expires on 16th March 2017. Can he travel or does he require a new passport?

Answer: Your son's passport meets the entry required established by Spain. However, the U.S. Department of State recommends that Americans travel with passports that have at least six months of validity remaining.

Cruise travel
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm taking a cruise with my wife. Sailing from US to belize, cozumel and mohogany bay. I'm traveling november 6-12, and my passport expires nov 27. Can I still travel without any problem?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for travel to Belize, Mexico and Jamaica. We recommend you contact to confirm their travel document requirements. Some cruise lines have standard passport validity policies that go beyond the requirements of specific destinations.

My passport will expire soon
by: Anonymous

Question:I am a newly wed. My husband surprisee me with a trip to Singapore tomorrow, Sept 13-14. My passport will expire Oct 15, 2016. Will I still pass the immigration? And still travel just for 4 days?

Answer: According to the latest information we have, you need a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of your intended stay to enter Singapore. Please contact the airline to verify entry requirements.

If it is confirmed that you need to renew your passport before you travel, you might get it done at a regional agency if you are near one.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi. I'm traveling to Australia this month and my passport will expire in Dec. Is it still allowed to travel? I need your help. Thanks.

Answer: Australia only requires your passport be valid at time of entry. You will need an ETA - Electronic Travel Authority if you haven't already obtained one.

passport expiry
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to the Canary Islands on the 28th December 2016 and returning on 4 January 2017. My passport expires on 17th March 2017. Will I need to renew my passport before I go?

Answer: Yes, you need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip. Spain requires a U.S. passport be valid for 3 months beyond the date of departure from the Schengen area.

passport renewel
by: Anonymous

Question: I am travelling to malta the 22 december 2016 and returning on the 3 january 2017 my passport runs out june 2017 will i need to renew my passport before my trip?

Answer: You do not need to renew your passport before your trip. It has sufficient validity for travel to Malta.

Do I need to renew my passport?
by: Espalla

Question: I'm traveling to Edmonton Alberta on October 22 - January 22, 2017. My passport will expire on April 12, 2017. Do I need to renew my passport before I travel?

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

travel
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm will be traveling to the Philippines from October 2, 2016 to October 15, 2016. My passport expires on January 10, 2017. Will I have to renew it before I go?

Answer: No, you will not. Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to the Philippines.

Traveling to St. Martin
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to St. Martin on September 3-7, 2016. My passport expires March 17, 2017. Will I need to renew before I travel? Thank you.

Answer: U.S. citizens must have a U.S. passport with at least 6 months validity to enter the French West Indies. Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip to St. Martin.

Passport Renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to South east Asia for two weeks - Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, 12/28/16 - 1/12/17 and my current US Passport expires on 6/7/17. Will I be able to get back into the US since it will be just under 6 months until expiration. Please advise! thank you!

Answer: To enter Vietnam or Thailand, you need a valid U.S. passport with at least six months validity remaining beyond the date of your arrival. Since your passport does not have sufficient validity to travel to these destinations, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Passport Renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport will expire on 2017 February. I will travel to Canada on September 28 until October 5, 2016. Do I need to renew my US Passport before I travel?

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

my current passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My current passport, expires Feb 2017. I have a holiday to Spain Sept & November 2016. Will my passport be valid?

Answer: Your passport must be valid for 3 months beyond the duration of your stay in Spain. Calculate the exact amount of time from the date you will exit Spain to the date your passport expires. If it is more than 3 months, your passport has sufficient validity. If it is less than 3 months, you will need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

Travel to Kiev Ukraine
by: Robert

Question: I travel to Ukraine on September 13, 2016 until September 26, 2016. My passport expires January 17, 2017. Will I be alright to travel?

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

Travelling to the Philippines
by: Norma

Question: I'm travelling to the Philippines on Dec. 6, 2016 and will be back on Dec. 28, 2016. My passport expires on May 29, 2017. Do I need to renew my passport before I go to the Philippines?

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

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm a Filipino passport holder and currently working in Singapore. My passport will expire on 17 of January 2016. Do I still need to renew my passport here in Singapore if by December I'm going back home and will never return?

Answer: Please contact Singapore's Immigration & Checkpoints Authority about exit requirements and the Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore concerning reenter to that country.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am cruising to Bermunda on Aug 16th. Will my passport be ok? It expires 10/15/16.

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for travel to Bermuda. We recommend you contact the cruise line to confirm travel document requirements.

Travelling from Japan to the Philippines
by: Mariah

Question: I"m in Japan. I plan to travel a day from now to the Philippines buy my passport will expire in Nov 2016. Can I still go?

Answer: There should be no issue with the validity of your passport for travel to the Philippines. However, we recommend you contact the airlines for confirmation.

Traveling to Philippines
by: Anonymous

Question: My US passport expires Feb. 2 , 2017. I'm leaving on Oct. 22, 2016 and will be back on Nov 6, 2016. Do I need to renew my passport before I leave?

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

Passport valid
by: Gill

Question: Am travelling to Barcelona 18 Dec 2016 for 4 days. My pasport expires in April. Can I still travel? Is my pasport valid?

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

validity of passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Austria in August 2016 my passport expires in March 2017 is it still valid?

Answer: Austria is a party to the Schengen Agreement. Entry into any of the 26 European countries in the Schengen area for short-term tourism, a business trip, or in transit to a non-Schengen destination, requires that your passport be valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure. However, the State Department recommends that your passport have at least six months’validity remaining whenever you travel abroad.

Travel
by: Vhicky

Question: I go to Brunei this Aug 15-28 but may passport will expire on Feb. 2, 2017. Is there is a problem for that? Ty

Answer: U.S. passport-holders must have at least six months’ validity remaining on their passport before entering Brunei for business or pleasure, and are required to obtain a visa prior to arrival in Brunei for visits of 90 days or longer. Since your passport does not have sufficient validity, you need to apply for a renewal before your departure date.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling the UK August 10- 29. My passport expires on Feburary 8. Will It still be valid?

Answer: Yes, the validity of your passport is sufficient for your trip to the UK.

Travel to Cabo San Lucas
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Cabo San Lucas October 28-November 2, 2016. My passport expires March 18,2017. Do I need to renew before I go?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip. You can apply for a renewal after you return to the United States.

My passport expires in Jan 2017
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling from Ecuador to Miami, and I'm a US citizen. My passport expires on Jan 9 2017. Will I have a problem traveling to the US tomorrow?

Answer: You should not have a problem entering the United States based on the validity of your passport.

Traveling to Philippines
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires December 2016 and we are leaving July 31st 2016. Do I need to renew my passport before I leave?

Answer: No, you do not need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip. The Philippines only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of arrival.

Do I need to renew my passport if I'm traveling in Sept. 2016 and it expires in March 2017?
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to England and Spain from September 4th-13th, 2016 and my passport expires in March of 2017. Do I need to renew my passport or will it still be valid to travel?

Answer: Your passport is valid for travel to England and Spain. You can apply for a renewal after your trip.

One Day Short
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling less then 24 hours from now and just found out that my passport falls one day short of the 3 month period. Can I still travel? We are traveling to Poland.

Answer: We recommend you contact both the Embassy of Poland and the airlines concerning this issue.

Turks and Caicos
by: Anonymous

Question: I have 4 months left on my US passport. Is it ok for Turks and Caicos for a 4 day visit now?

Answer: Turks and Caicos only requires a U.S. passport be valid for the duration of your stay.

Canadian travelling to USA
by: Anonymous

Question: Canadian travelling to USA on Friday July 8 for three days. My passport expires on August 18, 2016. Will I be allowed entry? Please advise.

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

Travel to Jamaica
by: Anonymous

Question: I am travelling to Jamaica on the 22nd returning on the 27th and my passport expires July 29th. Am I o.k. to renew after I return?

Answer: Yes, it will. A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to Jamaica.

Passport for travel to the Bahamas.
by: Letizia

Question: Going to Bahamas. My passport will expire in September. Am I okay to travel?

Answer: The Bahamas only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. As long as you travel before it expires, you are okay.

passport expiry
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I still travel to Canada if my passport expires on January 1, 2017?

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

Will we be able to travel?
by: Anonymous

Question: We are travelling to Italy on 13th July and returning on the 29th July. My husband's passport expires on the 9th August! Will we be able to travel?

Answer: Italy is party to the Schengen agreement. Entry into any of the 26 European countries in the Schengen area for short-term tourism, a business trip, or in transit to a non-Schengen destination, requires that your passport be valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure. Since your husband's passport does not meet this requirements and there is little more than 2 weeks before your trip, he needs to apply for an expedited passport renewal.

Traveling from US to Dominican Republic for vacation
by: Anonymous

Question: Just booked a trip for July 2-6 from US to Dominican Republic for our family of 5. I checked expiration dates of our passports & our youngest 2 children's passports expire on July 14. It is june 23 today. Will their passports work? Do I need to start the renewal processes or wait till we get back. I don't want to mess it up?

Answer: According to the latest information we have, Dominican Republic only requires US passports be valid at time of entry. We recommend you contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.

Can I travel to UK & France if passport expires Dec 2016?
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I travel to UK/England and France/Paris from July 17, 2016 to July 28, 2016 if my passport expires Dec 2016?

Answer: Yes, you can. The UK requires a passport be valid at time of entry and France requires a passport have 3 months of validity remaining. Since your passport meets these requirements, you do not need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Passport expiry with just less than 6 months
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I travel to Copenhagen from Aug 26 to 29 if my passport expires Feb 2017?

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for your trip. Denmark only requires a U.S. passport have three months of validity beyond your intended date of departure. Be aware that six months of validity is recommended by the U.S. Department of State but not required.

One-day trip to Holland
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport is due for renewal in July 2016. Can I still travel to Holland for one day up to end of July?

Answer: Please verify the date of expiration of your passport. A passport's expiration date includes day, month and year.

Holland is party to the Schengen agreement. A U.S. passport must have at least 3 months validity remaining in order to enter the Schengen area. If you are not currently in this area, you need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

travel
by: Anonymous

Question: We are traveling to Punta Cana in August but my husband's passport expires in November. Is he still ok to travel in August or should he renew his passport before the trip?

Answer: Your husband does not need to renew his passport before your trip. Dominican Republic only requires a passport be valid at time of entry.

Will I be able to travel?
by: Anonymous

Question: I would like to go to Tossa de Mar on the 5th of July. My passport expires on the 17th of August. Will I be ok to travel? Thanks.

Answer: Spain requires a passport be valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure. Since your passport does not meet this requirement, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Traveling to Spain
by: Jen

Question: My passport will expire on Nov 30 and I have a trip to Spain from August 12 to 15. Will I be able to go?

Answer: Spain requires a passport be valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure. Since your passport meets this requirement, you should be ok.

Passport validity for travel to UAE
by: Anonymous

Question: I am planning to travel to UAE next month for about two weeks. My passport expires on 12/12/16. Is it ok to travel and get it renewed after I come back?

Answer: A passport valid for at least six months beyond date of entry is required to enter the UAE. Since your passport will not have sufficient validity, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip. Click the link below for more information.

Passport Renewal Requirements

Travel to Benidorm
by: Anonymous

Question: We fly to Benidorm on June 24 for 7 days but my partner's passport runs out in August. Can he still travel?

Answer: Spain is party to the Schengen agreement whose members requires a U.S. passport be valid for at least 3 months beyond the duration of your stay. Your partner need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.


Dominican Republic
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Punta Cana on June 15, but my passport expires October 1. Is my passport valid for my trip?

Answer: Yes, your passport is valid for your trip.

Grand Cayman
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling from the U.S to Grand Cayman on 8.21.16 and my passport expires 12.11.16. Do I need to renew my passport before my trip?

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

Emergency travel
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expired 06/08/2016. I have a family emergency and need to travel to the Dominican Republic on 06/12/2016. Can I travel and renew the passport at the embassy in the Dominican Republic?

Answer: You must have a valid passport in order to travel abroad. Please visit the nearest regional passport agency in order to get a same day passport.

Passport Renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires February 2017 and I travel on 8 April 2017 to India. Can I apply for a new passport in November 2016 as I need to apply for a visa.

Answer: You can apply for a passport renewal at any time. Routine service takes approximately 6 weeks so you should have plenty of time to get a vist to India if you submit your passport renewal application in November.

Antigua
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, I am traveling to Antigua from July 28 to Aug 4, 2016. My passport expires October 16, 2016. Is this OK?

Answer: According to the U.S. Department of State, U.S. citizens must have a U.S. passport that is valid for 180 days following your departure date to visit Antigua. In this case, you need to renew your passport before your trip.

To confirm entry requirements or for more information, we recommend you contact the Embassy of Antigua and Barbuda by writing to embantbar@aol.com or calling 202-362-5122.

Flying to Canada from US
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be flying to Vancouver, Canada on August 28 ,2016 from Mi. My passport expires on Jan 4, 2017. Do I need a new one before I go?

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

Help
by: Jo

Question: I am travelling to France 13th- 27th August 2016. My passport expires 2nd December 2016. Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: While France officially only requires a U.S. passport have at least three months validity remaining beyond the duration of stay, the U.S. Department of State recommend that American citizens travel to the Schengen Area with a passport that has at least six months of validity.

Some Schengen countries assume all travelers will stay the full three months allowed for visa-free visitors, meaning you may not be admitted unless your passport is valid for at least six months, regardless of the duration of your stay.

Help
by: Anonymous

Question: I plan to travel August 15-30, 2016. I would arrive in France and fly out of England. My passport is due to expire March 1, 2017. Do I need to renew my passport?

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

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My daughter's passport expires on the 31st of August. We go to Marbella for a family wedding on June 29th until July 14th. Will she be ok to travel with this passport? Thanks.

Answer: Spain requires a U.S. passport be valid for at least 3 months beyond the duration of your stay. Your daughter needs to obtain a new passport before the trip. To discover which application form to submit, click here.

Travel to Barbados
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling to Barbados in 2 weeks but my passport runs out in December. Can I still use it?

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

Travel to USA
by: Cher

Question: I will take a cruise from Barbados to USA from Dec 2016 until Jan 6, 2017. My passport expires July 10, 2017. Will I be allowed to travel? Thank you.

Answer: Your passport has sufficient validity for the cruise. Barbados only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. No additional validity is required for reentry to the United States.

Travel to Canada from US - Indian Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am in the US on a work visa in an Indian passport. I plan to travel to Canada from Jun 29th to July 6th. My passport expires on Oct 15. Do I renew my passport before my travel?

Answer: Please contact the Canada Border Services Agency for information about entry to Canada with a passport from India. As long as your visa allows for multiple entries, you should have no problem reentering the United States.

Is my passport valid for travel to Turkey?
by: Anonymous

Question: I am going to Turkey in June 2016 and my passport runs out in February 2017 will my passport be ok to travel.

Answer: 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. 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.

If your passport does not have sufficient validity, visit How to Renew a U.S. Passport

Travel to Iceland this June
by: Anonymous

Question: We are traveling to Iceland from the US in June; however, our passports expire in Oct of this year? Will there be a problem in getting into Iceland or coming back to the US?

Answer: The validity of your passports is sufficient for entry to Iceland and reentry to the US.

Traveling to Jamaica
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello. I plan to travel to Jamaica from May 5 to May 9. My passport expires on May 16. Will that be ok?

Answer: Yes, it will. A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to Jamaica.

asking about passport
by: Jane

Question: My passport will expire in 2017. If I had a chance to work abroad this coming July 2016, would it still be valid or will I need to renew it?

Answer: The answer depends on the date your passport expires in 2017, how long you will be working abroad and your destination. Each country has its own entry requirements. Many countries require a U.S. passport have at least 6 months validity remaining beyond the intended period of stay. Please contact the embassy of the country you plan to visit for the latest entry requirements.

Expiry date of passport in between
by: Anonymous

Question: My Indian passport will expire in December, 2018. I am planning to study/stay in Canada for more than three years, i.e. after expiry date of my passport. In this case, what will happen? Can I renew it in Canada or will I have to come back to India to renew my passport? This is most urgent, pl. reply immediately.

Answer: Please contact the Canada's Immigration and Citizenship Services for information about long-term study in that country. You may also want to contact the High Commission of India in Ottawa for information about renewing your Indian passport while there.

passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm travelling to the Bahamas on the Holiday Cruise Line to Grand Lucayan Beach Resort Island on July 1st - 4th, 2016. My husband's passport expires July 13th, 2016 and my child's passport expires July 19th. Do I need to renew the passports before our vacation?

Answer: The passports have adequate validity for your vacation to The Bahamas. You can apply for new passports after your trip.

passport expiry date
by: Anonymous

Question: I am travelling to Tenerife on 3rd of June and my passport expires in October. Will I still be OK to travel?

Answer: Your passport is valid for the trip.

Trip to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: Will my passport be valid for travel to Mexico if it expires on July 16 and I'm traveling there on July 2-5?

Answer: Yes, your passport is valid for travel to Mexico. It only needs to be valid for the duration of your stay.

Jamaica
by: Anonymous

Question: Will a passport expiring Aug 8 2016 be ok for a trip to Jamaica May 28-June 4?

Answer: Yes, it will. A U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to Jamaica.

Traveling to Jamaica
by: Anonymous

Question: Please help in this matter. Having a hard time getting through with INS for these questions.

My mother has her residency/green card. She is schedule for her oath ceremony on 5/5/16 (she passed her citizenship). The concern is that she will be flying to Jamaica for vacation on 5/13/16. I've heard that at oath your green card gets taken away. What should she do? Can she obtain her American passport on the same day? Where can she get a rapid delivery of her US passport? Please help!!

Answer: Your mother can apply for a U.S. passport at the nearest regional passport agency. Applications are processed within 8 business days based on travel plans. Proof of travel is required.

If your mother is unable to visit a regional agency, she can apply through a passport courier. Couriers, also known as expediters, can get passports as quickly as the same day.

US to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires in June 2016 but I need to go to Mexico first weekend of May. Will I still be able to travel or do I need to expedite my renewal?

Answer: The U.S. Department of State claims a U.S. passport must have six months minimum validity for entry to Mexico. We contacted the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico to confirm this and were informed that a U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry. We have passed this information on to many visitors and no one has contacted us to inform us that they were unable to enter Mexico. However, if you prefer, you can expedite your passport renewal.

Italy: 3 months or 6 months?
by: Anonymous

Question: I see here you have already answered that for entry into Italy, a passport must be valid 3 months. However, the US Travel.gov website states 6 months while also confirming Italy is part of the Schengen Agreement which is 3 months. I'm confused! I travel to Venice on May 9. I have a return flight booked for May 22. My passport expires October 22.

Answer: Your passport is REQUIRED to have at least 3 months validity beyond your date of departure in order to enter Italy (or any Schengen area country). The U.S. Department of State RECOMMENDS your passport have at least 6 months of validity. You can contact the Embassy of Italy if you want further confirmation.

Traveling to Jamaica
by: Anonymous

Question: My kids will be traveling to Jamaica from 5/13/16 to 5/21/16. Their passports expires on 9/12/2016. Will there be a problem?

Answer: U.S. passports only need to be valid at time of entry to Jamaica. There should be no problem with their passports.

Expires 3 days after a 3 month marking
by: Italy

Question: I am traveling to Italy on the 22nd of April and returning on the 29th of April. My passport expired on the 19th of July. Can I still travel to Italy without renewing the passport?

Answer: Italy requires a U.S. passport be valid at least 3 months beyond the date of departure from the Schengen area. We recommend you apply for an expedited passport renewal before your trip.

The answer is no
by: Anonymous

Question: My dad was planning to go to Mexico in 2 weeks to do some missionary work. One person new of this regulation and my dad called the passport office. That if your passport is less than 6 months before expiring, he would not be allowed to leave Mexico. This was confirmed and he had to cancel his trip. They are staying in Laredo and crossing each day. If he had gone he would have been stuck in Mexico. This was confirmed by telephone by the U.S. passport office.

Answer: First of all, a U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of reentry to the United States. There is no additional validity requirement for U.S. citizens returning to the United States.

Secondly, the U.S. Department of State's website states that a U.S. passport is required to have at least 6 months of validity beyond your stay in order to visit Mexico. Yet, in the "Entry, Exit and Visa Requirement" section states only that "You must present a valid U.S. passport or passport card in order to enter Mexico."

Even still, the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico confirmed through e-mail correspondence that additional validity is NOT required to enter Mexico. The message stated the following.

"Your passport only needs to be valid during the time of stay in Mexico. When you are traveling to Mexico you will need a valid passport to enter and exit the country."

If you have questions about entry requirements to Mexico, we recommend you contact the Embassy of Mexico.

passport time
by: Anonymous

Question: I am travelling to Tenerife in April and my passport runs out in August. Can I still travel?

Answer: A U.S. passport (with applicable visas, if needed) must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure from the Schengen area. Since your passport meets this requirement, it is valid for your trip. However, the U.S. Department of State recommends you travel with a passport valid for at least six months beyond the duration of your stay.

Passport Validity
by: Lee Chai Hoong

Question: I will travel to China from April 5th to 12th. My passport will expire on December 26th of this year. Is my passport still valid for my trip? Please advise.

Answer: You must obtain a Chinese visa prior to arrival, and have a passport with at least six months' validity remaining. Since your passport meets this requirement, it is valid for your trip.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am going to travel in Singapore from April 27 to May 24, 2016. My passport will expire this November 10, 2016. Do I need to renew my passport? I am here in the Philippines.

Answer: To enter Singapore, you need a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of your intended stay. Unfortunately, your passport does not meet this requirements. Please renew your passport before your trip. You can apply for a renewal at the U.S. Embassy in Manila.

passport
by: gill

Question: I am travelling to Portugal on 4th June but my passport runs out on 16 August. Do I need to get a new one?

Answer: Portugal requires a U.S. passport be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. Since your passport does not have sufficient validity, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Travel to Singapore
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm going to travel to Singapore from Mar 24-28, 2016. However, my passport will expire on Oct 10, 2016. Do I need to renew my passport?

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 expire until October, you do not need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

visa
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I travel to India if my passport is expiring this year on November 2016? Will I be approved for an Indian visa? I am planning to travel in June and returning in one month in July.

Answer: In order to obtain an Indian visa, your passport should be valid at least six (6) months after your intended arrival to India. Since your passport does not meet this requirement, you need to apply for a passport renewal before you submit your application for a visa.

Turkey visa in expired passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires 6th April 2016 and I've a month Turkey visa. Can I do a renewal and attach to the old passport before I travel?

Answer: Many countries allow you to present a valid visa in an expired passport if you also present a valid passport at the same time. Please contact the Embassy of Turkey for information about valid Turkey visas in click here.

USA to India on Tanzanian passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport's expiring on November 7th 2016, and I am planning to travel to India in June and return in July. Will there be any problem traveling?

Answer: India only requires a U.S. passport with a valid Indian visa be valid at time of entry. We do not have information about Tanzanian passports. Please contact the Embassy of India for more information.

Bahamas
by: Anonymous

Question: My family is traveling to The Atlantis in the Bahamas in April 2016. My son and husband's passports expire in July 2016. Do they need new passports in order to travel to The Bahamas?

Answer: The Bahamas only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. Your son and husband do not need to get new passports before your trip.

London- Disney land paris
by: Anonymous

Question: My son is travelling to Disneyland Paris 27th-30th May 2016 but his passport runs out in June 2016. Will he need a new one?

Answer: Your son needs to get a new passport before his trip. A U.S. passport should be valid for 6 months minimum at entry to France and valid for 3 months beyond the planned date of final departure from the Schengen area.

Mrs
by: Jean

Question: My passport runs out on the 22nd December 2017 and I'm going to Cyprus in August 2017 for two weeks. Is it ok to use or have I got to renew it?

Answer: Cyprus requires a U.S. passport have 3 months of validity remaining at time of entry. If you will arrive in Cyprus after Aug 22, you will need to renew your passport before the trip.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm travelling to Malaga in April 2016 for 7 days. My passport expires November 2016. Do I need to renew now?

Answer: The current recommendation is that your U.S. passport be valid for at least six months beyond your stay. If your passport meets this recommendation, you can wait until after your trip to Malaga to apply for a passport renewal.

Passport expiring
by: Anonymous

Question: Am travelling to Morocco on 23/05/2016 and flying back on 02/06/2016.

My passport is expiring in November 2016, Do I need to renew my passport before I travel or can I use same passport?

Answer: You can use the passport you have. Morocco only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry.

Can I travel
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm going to Tenerife on the 8th of April 2016 and returning to Wales on the 16th my passport expires in September 2016. Will this be ok?

Answer: The European countries that make up the Schengen area are enforcing the requirement that short-term tourism or business visitors’ passports be valid for at least three months beyond the intended date of departure from the Schengen area, though adherence varies from country to country. Some Schengen countries assume all travelers will stay the full three months allowed for visa-free visitors, meaning you may not be admitted unless your passport is valid for at least six months, regardless of the duration of your stay. For this reason, the U.S. Department of State recommends American citizens travel with a passport that has at least six months of validity remaining.

Student visiting Thailand with passport expiring in 3 months
by: Anonymous

Question: My 14 yr old daughter has Thai and American citizenship.She is travelling with her school to do community work in Chiangmai, Thailand from Mar 17-29, 2016. Both her Thai and US passports will expire the same time in mid June. Will she be able to travel using Thai passport to enter Thailand and US passport to come back to USA.

Answer: Your daughter's U.S. passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to the United States. For information about her Thai passport, please contact the Embassy of Thailand.

US to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling from the U.S. to Cancun, Mexico on February 14 to the 18 and my passport expires March 9, 2016. Is it ok for me to travel?

Answer: According to the latest information we have from the Embassy of Mexico, your passport only needs to be valid at the time of entry to visit Mexico.

USA to Canada and back
by: Nic

Question: I'm traveling 2/22/16 to Canada and coming back 2/24/16.... My passport expires 4/11/16. Will I be able to enter both Canada and the US?

Answer: Your passport is valid for entry to Canada and reentry to the United States.

USA to Cabo
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling from Denver CO to Cabo in March 2016. My passport expires in Oct 2016. Do we need to get a new passport?

Answer: According to the latest information we have from the Embassy of Mexico, your passport only needs to be valid at the time of entry to visit Mexico.

Passport renewal
by: Lynn

Question: I am travelling to Spain for 4 days in March & my passport expires in May. Am I alright to use it or do I need to renew it before I go. Thanks.

Answer: Spain requires a passport be valid for a minimum of three months after the expected stay. We recommend you travel with at least six months of validity remaining. You need to apply for a renewal before your trip. Depending on your departure date, you may need to request expedited service.


soon to expire passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm scheduled to travel to Philippines May 1-31, 2016. My US passport expires June 23, 2016. Is it safe for me to travel or do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid and unexpired at of entry to the Philippines. You can apply for a renewal after your trip.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling from the US to Dominican Republic Feb 25-28, 2016. My passport expires March 20, 2016. Will I be OK to exit and enter the US and Dominican Republic?

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

Passport
by: Jane

Question: My daughter is travelling to dos Feb 14-21 but passport runs out end of Feb. Is this a problem?

Answer: What is your daughter's destination?

Expiry passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport will expire on 7th March 2016. Can I travel to UK?

Answer: The United Kingdom requires your passport be valid for duration of your stay.


travel to Aruba
by: Cory

Question: Hi, I will be traveling to Aruba April 22, 2016 and returning May 6, 2016. My passport is set to expire December 14, 2016. Will I have any problem going or getting back to New York? I do have enough blank pages to be stamped.

Answer: As far as your passport's validity is concerned, you should have no problem. Aruba only requires your passport be valid at time of entry.

US - Greece - US
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm a US citizen planning on traveling to Greece in June 2016 and returning to the US in August 2016. My passport expires in August 2016. Will I have to renew before I leave?

Answer: Greece requires your passport be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. You need to apply for a passport renewal before your trip.

Travel to St. Thomas
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello - I am traveling to Saint Thomas July 26th through August 3. My passport expires on August 14th 2016. Do I need to apply for a new passport prior to my travel?

Answer: A passport is not required for U.S. citizens to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Turks and Caicos
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling to Turks and Caicos March 9-15, 2016 and my US passport expires on June 1, 2016. Should I expedite a passport renewal before I go or can I wait until I return? Your site says PP needs to only be valid to visit those islands, but just confirming. Thanks!

Answer: You can wait until you return from your trip to apply for a passport renewal.

Urgent
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi. I will travel to Aruba on Feb 15th. My passport will be expiring in Sep. Do you think I will have a problem?

Answer: Aruba only requires a passport be valid at time of entry. Your passport meets this requirement.

Traveling to Colombia
by: steph

Question: My passport expires in March 2016 and I'm traveling to Colombia February 1st. I will be back in the states by February 16. Will I be okay?

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

can I travel to portgual
by: NatashaAnonymous

Question: My passport runs out on August 16, 2016. Can I travel to Portgual on February 18, 2016 for three days or do I need to renew it before I leave?

Answer: Portugal requires your passport 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 expiry
by: Anonymous

Question: I am travelling from Canada to the states April 23-May 2 and my passport expires June 10. Will I be ok?

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

tenerife
by: Anonymous

Question: I am travelling to Tenerife on 20th Feb. My passport runs out on 6th June. Do I need to renew before I go?

Answer: Spain requires a passport be valid for a minimum of three months after the expected stay. We recommend you travel with at least six months of validity remaining. Please contact the airlines to confirm travel document requirements.


passport renewal
by: samantha

Question: Hi, I'm going to Benidorm, Spain on the 5th of March 2016 for a week and my passport runs out on the 28th of April. Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: Spain requires a passport be valid for a minimum of three months after the expected stay. Since your passport does not meet this requirement, you need to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Cruise
by: Anonymous

Question: I should be getting my first passport in Feb. and I'm going on a cruise in April. Will I be able to use my passport to get on and off the cruise since I've only had it for a short amount of time?

Answer: Your passport is valid for international travel from the date it is issued until the date it expires.

Do I need to renew my passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am travelling to Cancun, Mexico on March 24, 2016 and my passport expires October 7, 2016. Do I need to renew it? Many thanks

Answer: According to the latest information we have from the Embassy of Mexico, your passport only needs to be valid at the time of entry to visit Mexico.

Canada trip
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Canada in July 2016 and will return to the U.S. later that month. My passport expires January 2017. Do I need to renew the passport with a later expiration date before I go?

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

Travel to St Martin
by: Krystal

Question: Hi, I'm traveling to St. Martin in February and my passport expires in June, am I ok to travel?

Answer: The lastest information we have states that a U.S. passport must have six months of validity remaining in order to visit the French West Indies. Please contact the Embassy of France for the latest entry requirements. For a list of passport renewal instructions, click here.

passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, we leave for Perth, Australia on 26th Jan 2016 and return in Feb. Can we fly ok?

Answer: Your passports must be valid at time of entry to Australia and reentry to the United States. If your passports will expire before you return to the U.S., you will have to apply for renewals before you depart.

Traveling to Bahamas
by: Anonymous

Question: Am traveling to Bahamas in March with children. Their passports expire in June. Ok to travel on current passports? Thank you.

Answer: The passports are valid for your trip. The Bahamas only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry.

Hello
by: Kristina

Question: I will travel to Philippines on Feb 2016 and my passport will expire on May 2016. Can I travel? Thank you.

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

Hello
by: Kristina

Question: I will travel to Philippines on Feb 2016 and my passport will expire on May 2016. Can I travel? Thank you.

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

Cruise
by: Anonymous

Question: I am going on a cruise July 2, 2016. My passport runs out August 2016. Do I need to renew?

Answer: It depends on the destination of your cruise. Some countries require 6 months remaining validity in a passport for entry. Please contact the cruise line to confirm travel document requirements.

7 month
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm travelling on December 2015 to January 2016 to the Philippines and my passport expires in June 2016. Is it ok to use my passport?

Answer: Yes, it is ok to use your passport.

Question
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling to Australia from January 22 through Feburary 1, 2016. My passport expires August 2016. Am I okay to travel?

Answer: Australia only requires a U.S. passport be valid at time of entry. You must have a valid 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).

Is my passport valid
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm travelling to Vegas in one week. My passport runs out Feb 2016. Is it valid?

Answer: Your passport is valid until the date of expiration. However, a passport is not required for domestic air travel.

passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Am travelling to India on March 16 and my passport runs out June 16.

Answer: The latest information we have is that your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry to visit India.

Passport
by: Turcotte

Question: I am traveling to Mexico in December 2015 and my passport expires April 2016. Am I ok?

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

St. Marteen
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm travelling to St. Marteen in May 2016. My passport expires November 6, 2016. Will I need to renew my passport?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry. You do not neeed to apply for a renewal before your trip.

Tourist visa
by: Latrice

Question: I had my passport for four months. Will I be able to get a tourist visa?

Answer: You can apply for a tourist visa immediately after your passport is issued. Some countries require your passport have at least six months of validity before it expires. Please verify the visa requirements for country from which you want to obtain the visa.

Passport enquiry
by: Lesley

Question: I'm travelling to Barbados on the 2nd January 2016 on a cruise. My passport expires June 2016. Is it valid?

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

Us passport validity
by: Mia

Question: I am a US citizen that stays here in the Philippines. My US passport will expire on July 2016 and I'm planning to go back to the US on January 2016. Is it still valid?

Answer: Yes, your US passport is valid for reentry to the United States. It only needs to be valid on the date of your arrival.

passport expiry
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport runs out on 13th feb 2016. I am travelling to America on the 13th dec 2015 for three weeks. Do I need to renew my passport?

Answer: U.S. passports only need to be valid at time of entry. For information about visiting the United States as a non-US citizen, go here.

use of hand written passport
by: Sonia

Question: I'm an Indian citizen, currently on visitor visa in USA. My passport is handwritten. It will expire in 2018. I will go back to India in December 10, 2016. Please tell me what to do. As per new rules these passports will not be in use in future. Will I not be allowed to enter India? I also wanted to apply for visitor visa for Canada. Can I apply on it? Will it affect my case? Please answer my all questions.

Answer: For answer to questions about Indian passports, please contact the Embassy of India.

For information about visitor's visa to Canada, visit the Canada Border Services Agency.


St Maarten
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to St. Maarten. Leaving August 27 and returning September 4, 2015. Passport expires March 31, 2016. Will we be ok?

Answer: Passport only needs to be valid at time of entry. You're good to go.

Philippine passport to expire in 2 months
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a US immigrant with a Philippine passport that will expire November 15, 2015. I will travel September 17,2015 to the Philippines and will be back here October 7,2015. Do I need to renew my passport?

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. For information pertaining to entry into the United States, see U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s webpage.

Passport Renewal
by: Lois Mary

Question: I am traveling to St. John, St. Thomas and Aruba on a cruise from October 24 - November 3, 2015. My passport expires on January 9, 2016. Do I need to renew my passport before this trip?

Answer: Both St. John and St. Thomas are U.S. territories. A passport is not required to travel there. Aruba only requires your passport be valid at time of entry. You can renew your passport after you return from your cruise.

Germany, Spain, Italy
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, I am currently finishing my year abroad in Spain and would like to squeeze in a few trips before heading back to the States. I am planning on traveling from August 20, 2015 through September 7, 2015. I am worried that I will run into some problems as my passport expires December 11, 2015.

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid for an additional three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. Since yours meets this requirement, you should have no problem visiting the countries you listed. Note, your passport should also have two blank visa pages.

Entry Criteria for Prague, Budapest & Turkey
by: mandy

Question: My passport expires at the end of December. I will be traveling to Prague, Budapest and Turkey. Do these countries have entry requirements greater than 90 days?

Answer: Both the Czech Republic and Hungary are party to the Schengen Agreement. They require your passport have at least 3 months of validity beyond your departure date.

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. 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.

If your passport does not have sufficient validity, visit How to Renew a U.S. Passport

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a Canadian permanent resident with a Tanzanian passport with 10 year US VISA, I plan to travel to the US in August 2015 for a week, but my passport expires December 2016 will I be able to travel to the states?

Answer: If your visa is in a passport thatwill expire within 6 months of the end of your U.S. visit, you will need to get a new passport. However, you do not need to apply for a new visa. Just bring both your new passport and your old passport with the valid visa to present to the CBP Officer when you arrive in the U.S.

Guidelines for Issuance of New Tanzanian Passports

Note: Your ESTA is not a U.S. Visa. If you obtain a new passport, you are requried to apply for a brand new ESTA. To re-apply visit esta.cbp.dhs.gov.

Bonaire less than 3 months
by: Anonymous

Question: Travelling to Bonaire at the end of August 2015 and my passport expires early in November 2015. Do I need to renew before my trip?

Answer: Bonaire requires your passport be valid at least three months beyond planned period of stay. Therefore, you need to renew your passport before your trip.

Cancun, Mexico
by: Jg

Question: Travelling to Cancun Mexico December 2015 and my passport expires April 2016. Do I need to renew before my trip?

Answer: No, you do not need to renew before your trip. Your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry.

Question on travel to Canada
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport will expire in Oct and I am going to Canada the first week in July. Will my passport be valid to get into Canada or do I need 3 months or longer on the time remaining?

Answer: Your passport will be valid for your trip to Canada in July. Canada only requires a passport be valid at time of entry.

6 months
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport will expire on December 2015. Am I going to have issues going to Pune in India and coming back here to the Philippines?

Answer: All U.S. citizens need a valid passport and valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose.

Your passport must have at least 6 months of validity in order to apply for a visa. If you already have a visa, your passport only needs to be valid at time of entry.

For the lastest information about entry requirements for India, visit the Embassy of India in Manila website.

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.

Depending on the date of your return to the Philippines, your passport may not have sufficient validity.

Please contact the Philippines immigration office for more information.

Traveling to Portugal
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling abroad to Portugal and my passport expires in 3 months from the date of travel. Will I still be able to enter the States when I come back?

Answer: Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from Portugal in order to enter that country. Note, validity is date specific. If your passport will expire less than 3 months after your date of departure from Portugal, you will have to renew it before your trip.

Your passport only needs to be valid on the date of entry when reentering the United States.

Click here for passport renewal instructions

Passport expiration to Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: Does Cancun Mexico require 3 months or more on a passport?

Answer: Your passport only needs to be valid at the time of entry to visit Mexico.

Planning to travel US.
by: Anonymous

Question: I am a Filipino and I am planning to travel to US this August 2nd and be back in Japan on August 29 only for almost a month and my passport will be expiring on January 3, 2016. Am I allowed to enter US without renewing my passport because it said that it must be at least 6 months after returning to your home base? Thanks.

Answer: The rule is that your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the United States, unless exempt by country-specific agreements.

The Philippines is on the list of countries that have agreements with the United States whereby their passports are recognized as valid for return to the country concerned for a period of six months beyond the expiration date specified in the passport.

Therefore, you passport if valid for your trip to the United States.


Traveling to London, Paris, Brussels
by: Rob

Question: I'm traveling with my niece (16 at time of trip) to England, France and Belgium and her passport will be expiring 30 days after the trip. Do we need to get it renewed before we go? Thank you.

Answer: England only requires a passport be valid at time of entry. Belgium requires at least 3 months of validity beyond your departure date. France requires a minimum of six months of validity at entry, and valid for an additional three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. Therefore, your niece needs to apply for a new passport.

Passports issued to minors age 15 or younger cannot be renewed by mail. Your niece needs to visit an application acceptance facility in order to apply for a new passport. Requirements will depend on her age at the time she submits her application.

15 or younger: Passport for a Minor

16 or older: New Passport Requirements

Travel from Spain to USA
by: Anonymous

Question I am an American living and working in Spain and I am traveling to Chicago for two weeks in late May. My American passport is about to expire in Late August. Will I still be allowed to travel and enter the United States?

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

passport renewel
by: Anonymous

Question: Traveling to the US from Australia on the 15th June to the 13th July. My children's passport expires on the 22nd of July, Do I need to renew their passports before we go?

Answer: Passports of U.S. citizens are only required to be valid at time of entry into both the United States and Australia.

Passport
by: Thompson

Question: Traveling to Australia on 4 March 2013 for 6 weeks and my passport expires on 17 june 2013. Do i need to renew my passport before traveling?

Answer: No, you do not need to renew your passport before traveling to Australia. Your passport only needs to be valid during the duration of your stay and return to the United States. A visa is also required. You can obtain the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) which is an electronic label-free visa, at the ETA website for a small service fee.

Renew Passport before or after my trip?
by: Anonymous

Question: Going to Alaska Cruise from Vancover in June and my US Passport expires in September. Should I renew my Passport before going or is it OK to renew when I come back?

Answer: You can renew after your trip.

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