Travel Tips and Passport Information

For Canada Crossings, NEXUS Card No Longer Beats a US Passport

US Passport Requirement to Canada

Planning a trip to Canada? Make sure you understand the current US passport requirement to Canada. Depending on how you plan to visit Canada, you may be able to use a passport book, passport card, or even a NEXUS Card.

The NEXUS card used to be the best-kept secret of frequent travelers to Canada. The card, which requires a background check and in-depth interviews with authorities from both the US and Canada to obtain, gives you “trusted traveler” status, plus your own special “express lane” at the border.

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Can you get a passport during a government shutdown?

Can You Get a Passport During a Government Shutdown?

*Updated February 12th, 2019*

If you are traveling soon and you need your passport during a government shutdown, you need to apply for your passport immediately. Many of the past government shutdowns only keep the passport offices open while funds are available.

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Will My Passport Number Change on My Passport Renewal?

Will My Passport Number Change on My Passport Renewal?

Nobody likes having to keep track of important numbers, and we all have too many to remember: social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, bank account numbers and passport numbers.  We often get asked whether or not the passport number on a passport renewal will be the same as the passport number on the existing passport.

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Is your passport damaged?

What is a Damaged Passport?

You know you shouldn’t travel on a damaged passport, but how much of a beating does your passport have to take before it qualifies as damaged? If you travel frequently, your passport will eventually end up in less-than-pristine condition.

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