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. How do you tell the difference between “normal, acceptable wear and tear” and “too damaged to travel”?What is a Damaged Passport?Read Article
True or False: Once issued, your passport is valid for travel until the day it expires.
The answer is…FALSE, at least in some cases! Read on to see why you might not be able to use your valid passport for travel.Read Article
*The passport fees have recently changed. As of April 2nd, 2018, the passport acceptance fee has gone up from $25 to $35.
Whether it’s lost, damaged or expired, the sinking feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you realize your passport needs to be replaced fast has got to be one of the worst sensations in the world.Read Article
Larry Caza and his girlfriend just wanted to spend Christmas somewhere warm. So, the Canadian couple booked a tropical vacation in Mexico over the holidays. Unfortunately, Mr. Caza’s passport was water-damaged, and when they arrived at the airport airline employees refused to let them on the plane.Read Article
Have you ever had a pet try to prevent you from leaving on a trip? They’ll try anything from looking cute and pitiful to going on a hunger strike. Once, my childhood cat even soiled the inside of my family’s car to try keep us in town (fortunately, she chose the wrong vehicle).Read Article
Your US passport is one of your most valuable possessions, and you are probably very careful with it. However, no matter how careful we try to be, accidents happen. When it comes to passports, the most common causes of accidental damage are pets, toddlers, washing machines and for frequent travelers, normal wear and tear.Read Article
A Wisconsin high school student going on a school trip to Peru was not allowed to leave the US after his dog damaged his passport. The dog, a 1-year-old golden retriever named Sunshine, found the passport in a waistband the student had borrowed to keep his valuables secure in Peru.Read Article