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Get a Passport Quickly Without a Birth Certificate

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It’s important to keep a copy of your birth certificate around, just in case. However, it’s also one of the easiest documents to lose since you don’t need it very often.  Your desk can get shuffled around, it can get lost during a move…and unless you double-check its whereabouts periodically, you’ll have no idea that it’s lost until you actually need it.

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Passport Photos: Where to Get Them

The passport photo is the number one reason for applications to be denied. It’s important you take the perfect passport photo to avoid costly delays. Routine passport processing takes 6-8 weeks or longer.

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When Do You Need a Passport?

When it comes to planning a trip, it’s better to be safe than sorry.  So, when do you need a passport?  Most trips outside of the United States will require one, unless your itinerary fits into one of the following exceptions:

  • Closed-loop cruises, cruises that begin and end at the same US port.
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