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I need to check my passport expiration date.

by Bernadette
(Lakewood, WA, USA)

Question: I'm afraid my passport will expire at the end of this month. I'm not sure. My passport is at my home in Knox, IN but I'm at my other home in Lakewood, WA. I have my first passport issued about 20 years ago. I renewed this passport before it expired, and I was to renew the other one before that expires too. However, I don't know when its expiration date is.

If it is not till May, I will still have time. If it is already expired, then I'll have to get a new one.

Can you find out my current expiration date? I would give you my old passport # or whatever information if this were a secure site. Or can we do this by phone?

Answer: There are only two ways to discover the expiration date of a passport. One, look on the data page of the passport itself. Two, request a passport record from the U.S. Department of State. There is a $50 fee for this service and it could take several weeks.

It is possible to renew a passport even after it expires. Passports that are issued to adults and are not damaged can be renewed up to 15 years after their issuance date. Even if it expires this month, you can renew it later. The only problem with this is that you cannot travel with an expired passport.

Another option if you cannot get your passport and feel the need to renew it now is to apply for a new passport using form DS-11.

This is the option for those who are either applying for a first-time passport or are unable to submit their most recently-issued passport with the application.

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Passport expiration
by: Glen

Question: How can I know my passport is expired?

Answer: Hi, Glen. Your passport's expiration date is printed on its data page, the one where your name and photo are printed.

I want to check if my passport expired
by: Rubby

Question: I want to check if my passport expired.

Answer: You may check the passport's data page for the expiration date.

by: Vivian

Question: My passport expired in April 2007. It was amended in April 2017. But I see no expiration date. There is a bar code on page 24 but no expiration date. Is it good for 10 years from the amendment date?

Answer: In most cases, an amended passport's validity is extended only for a very short period. Is there a code on your passport aside from the bar code?

No book number No issue date
by: Em

Question: My passport has been expired for at least 15 years, possibly a few years more. Several years ago it was destroyed in a fire. I Now need to purchase a new one. On the DS-11 form question 21 it says have you ever been issued a U.S. Passport? If yes you must fill out the most recent passport book number and the most recent passport book issue date.

I do not have this info as my passport was destroyed. What should I write or should I just check that I have never had one previously?

Answer: Please indicate that you have been issued a passport in the past and just write NA in the space asking for details.

Will my passport need an update?
by: Anonymous

Question: My original passport was issued in Nov 2012 and doesn't expire until 2022. I've moved from one state to another and back again since 2012. Does my change of address have an effect on my passport validity?

Answer: Your change of address does not affect your passport's validity.

Expiration date
by: Anonymous

Question: I went to get my passport on January 15 and it arrived today January 26. As I was checking through, I found that the expiration date says 1/22/19. How's that possible if I just got it now?

Answer: It is clearly a printing error since passports are supposed to be valid for 10 years. Please contact customer service at 1-877-487-2778 regarding the issue.

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by: Hanifah M

Question: I don't know the expiry date of my passport.

Answer: Hello, Hanifah. Your passport's expiration date is printed on its data page -- the one with your name and photo.

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by: Anonymous

Question: Very misleading since you make it seem like this is a gov't site.

Answer: Hello! If you take a look at the very top part of any page on this site, it says "This is a privately owned website and not a government agency."

Need passport expiry date.
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport is in another state where I left it accidentally in a safe. I think I’m due for new one soon but how can I find out my expiry date?

Thank you!

Answer: You need to apply for a passport record but this can take a long time. If you are applying for a new passport and just need the passport number for the form, you can write NA in the space instead.

by: Jennifer F

Question: Need to verify my official name on my passport and expiration date.

Answer: The information is printed on the data page of your passport.

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by: Azu

Question: I need to know the expiration date of my passport.

Answer: Hi, Azu. The expiration date of your passport is printed on the data page.

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by: nomcebo

Question: I need to check my passport expiry date.

Answer: The expiration date of your passport is printed on the data page.

Passports and the IRS
by: Anonymous

Question: I read that Congress quietly passed a law that allows the IRS to restrict your passport if you owe fifty thousand dollars.

Answer: This is what the IRS website published with regard to revocation or denial of passports due to unpaid taxes:

"The IRS has not yet started certifying tax debt to the State Department. Certifications to the State Department will begin in 2017."

Please visit the IRS website for more information.

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