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How Long is a Passport Valid?

How long your passport will remain valid depends on what type of passport you’ve received.

How long is a passport good for?

Child passports issued to children ages 16 and under are only valid for 5 years after the date they were printed. Passports issued to adults and teens aged 16 and older are generally valid for 10 years.

However, in certain circumstances, such as an emergency trip or to replace a passport that was lost or stolen overseas, the Department of State will issue a limited passport.

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