The REAL ID Act will be fully in effect on October 1, 2020. Every US air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a compliant ID to fly within the United States. Compliant IDs include a valid passport book or passport card, compliant state-issued ID, enhanced drivers license, certain traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, or FAST), US military ID, Permanent resident card, Border crossing card, Tribal photo ID, HSPD-12 PIV card, Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card, and Transportation worker identification credential.Read Article
Do you need a passport for a Disney cruise? Anytime you leave the US, you should carry a valid passport- including on all cruises in international waters. While some cruises may not require a passport (if your Disney cruise starts and ends at the same US port), the US Department of State recommends always traveling with a passport.Read Article
How do you know if you should renew your old passport or simply apply for a new one? Can you renew your passport if your old passport is expired? Here’s how to know for sure:Passport Renewal
If you meet all of the qualifications listed below, you can renew your passport instead of having to apply for a new one:
- You were 16 or older when you applied for your most recent passport.
If you’re applying for a passport, you should be aware that the Department of State revised its guidelines concerning which birth certificates it will accept as proof of citizenship.
As of April 1st, 2011, all birth certificates submitted with passport applications must include your parent or parents’ names.Read Article
Do you need a passport for domestic flights? No, but you do need a valid ID and your drivers license may no longer be acceptable. The Real ID Act is in full effect and most states now issue compliant IDs.Read Article
US travel document requirements have changed for Americans traveling to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean by land or sea. US passports were previously only required for air travel to these countries-people traveling by land or sea could simply use their driver’s licenses and birth certificates (or other proof of citizenship).Read Article
Last year, a new law expanded the Internal Revenue Service’s power over your passport. However, if you are on a payment plan, you may still be eligible for a passport.Read Article