We only address obtaining a United States Passport. If your country of origin is other than the U.S., please get the information necessary for obtaining your passport from the passport authority in your country.
In the United States, obtaining, renewing, or replacing your passport is as easy as visiting your local post office. The post office recommends that you visit this U.S. Postal Service Web Site before you go.
You can always call your local post office and ask to speak with someone about obtaining, renewing, replacing, or changing a U.S. Passport.
Rules and regulations regarding passports are continually changing. Now is the time to obtain or verify your passport in case there are time-consuming issues you must deal with.
What To Do Right Now
Items “in quotes” below refer to topics on this U.S. State Department passport web site.
- Find your passport. If you can’t find it, file for a “Lost or Stolen U.S. Passport”.
- Check the expiration date listed on the page that has your photo on it. If it expires less than six (6) months before our scheduled return date, you must “Renew Your Passport”.
- Check that there are blank pages in your passport for stamps and visas. If there are not, you need to “Add Visa Pages” to your passport book.
- Check all your information on the main declarations page and be certain it is accurate. If something is incorrect, you need to “Change Your Name” or “Correct an Error or Typo”.
- 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 us or local authorities should any need arise.
- 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.