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Securing Your Passport

Do you have a passport?  If so, there are things that you will need to check.  If not, you should begin the passport application process right now.  Items “in quotes” refer to topics found on the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) Website.

  • Find your passport.  If you can’t find it, act immediately – follow the instructions on the CA Website to file for a “Lost or Stolen U.S. Passport”.
  • Check the expiration date on the page with your photo.  If it is less than 6 months before our return date, read “Renew Your Passport” on the CA Website.
  • Check that there are blank pages in your passport for stamps and visas.  If not, immediately read the CA Website “Add Visa Pages” section.
  • Check the information on the main declarations page for accuracy.  If something is incorrect, read “Correct or Change U.S. Passport Information” on the CA Website.
  • Make color copies of your passport.  While not valid for travel, keep copies of your passport in your luggage and carry-ons.  These can help for identification purposes.
  • Put your passport and copies in a safe place!  Once it is ready to go, put your passport and copies in a secure place so you always know where it is.

Please Note

The above items are not “guidelines” that you should follow; many of them reference U.S. laws that will prevent you from traveling with us if they are not in order.  If you have any questions about this, please Contact Us or the travel agent.

Passport Resources

To obtain, renew, or update your U.S. Passport, you can visit your local post office.  You can also Click Here to visit the USPS website where passports are discussed.

For complete United States passport information, Click Here to go to the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs website that has passport information.