Important Due to Covid-19, processing times for passports may take up to 18 weeks for routine service and 12 weeks for expedited processing.

Can I travel on the date of my passport's expiration?

by Amy
(Dallas, TX)

Question: I will be traveling (domestic only) and have only my passport as valid photo identification at this time. (Going through name change, and all other documents are pending.) It turns out that my return flight falls on the expiration date on my passport. Can I legitimately travel on that date, meaning the passport is legit THROUGH the expiration date but no longer as of the following day? Again, it's only domestic travel, so purely for ID purposes. (i.e. if expiration is 9/1, is it valid on 9/1 and invalid as of 9/2? or is it deemed invalid on 9/1?)


Answer: United States passports are valid until midnight on the date of expiration. You can "legitimately" travel on the date your passport expires without any problems.

Comments for Can I travel on the date of my passport's expiration?

Click here to add your own comments

Can I travel on the expiration date of my passport?
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling domestically. I hold an Iraqi passport. My passport expires on April 26 and my return flight will be on the same date. Is it OK to travel domestically on the expiration date of an Iraqi passport. Thanks!

Answer: Are you traveling domestically within the United States? If you are, I would recommend that you have another valid ID ready in case gate officials require that you present one.

Traveling on the date your passport expires
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I travel on the day my passport expires.

Answer: It depends on the entry requirement of the country you are traveling to.

Safe travel
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I still travel domestic if my passport expires in 2 weeks? I just need it for photo validation in the airport. I hold a Philippine passport.

Answer: Yes, you can.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Passport Expiration FAQ.

Click for fast expedited courier service

Top 5 Questions About Expedited Passport Couriers

Latest Passport & Travel Updates

Getting a Passport Expedited at a Post Office
Requesting express service at post offices and other facilities that accept application forms from U.S. citizens.

Applying at a Regional Passport Agency
Where processing centers are located. How to schedule an appointment. What documents to take with you.

Using a Registered Courier Service
How to pick a legitimate courier service company to assist in getting your passport quickly.

Routine vs. Expedited Passport Service: How to Choose
Guide to help you decide if standard or fast track processing is the best option for your situation.

10 Benefits of Expediters
What are the advantages of employing the services a qualified expediter?

How to Renew a U.S. Passport Fast
Learn to expedite passport renewals as quickly as the same day. Where and how to renew passport in a hurry.

Passport Renewal Videos
Watch step-by-step instructional passport videos of how to renew a passport in 3 steps.

Make Your Own Passport Photos
Use the online Passport Photo Wizard tool to make your own passport photos in minutes. Save money and time.

Travel Warnings
The latest alerts to help you prepare for a safe and secure trip abroad.

Travel Documents
List of the most important travel documents and information about how and where to get them.

Travel Safety
Discover practical advice on how to keep safe during international trips.

23 International Travel Tips to Save Money on Transportation, Lodging & More
Cool ways to make your money stretch farther on travel expenses so that you can go more often and stay longer.

Expedite Your Passport Now!