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The REAL ID Act Passport Requirement

domestic travel passport requirements

The REAL ID Act deadline has been pushed back yet again. But that doesn’t mean you have time to delay. You should still update your ID or carry a valid U.S. Passport to be REAL ID Compliant.



The new deadline is May 03, 2023. Every US air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a compliant ID to fly within the United States.

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How to apply for a new passport

Passport Renewal or a New Passport?

How do you know if you should renew your old passport or simply apply for a new one? Can you renew your passport even if it has 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.
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disney cruise passport requirements

Do You Need a Passport for a Disney Cruise?

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.

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US Passport Requirement to Canada

US Passport Vs Enhanced Driver’s License

Americans traveling to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean by land or sea need an ID that complies with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative to return to the United States. While everyone traveling internationally by plane needs a US passport, land and sea travelers have more options.  

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