In an effort to demonstrate commitment to better serve all U.S. citizens, the U.S. Department of State has announced the addition of an unspecified gender marker (X) when applying for a U.S. passport book. In this post, we’ll go over how to update the gender on your U.S. passport. Beginning in late 2023, you will be able to select X as a marker if you are seeking a passport card or selecting expedited service.Read Article
Passports for Mexico
Passports are required for all air travel to and from Mexico. For travel by land or sea, adults should have a passport, passport card, enhanced driver’s license, or a trusted traveler card like NEXUS, FAST, or SENTRI.Read Article
For Canada Crossings, NEXUS Card No Longer Beats a US Passport
Planning a trip to Canada? Make sure you understand the current US passport requirement to Canada. Depending on how you plan to visit Canada, you may be able to use a passport book, passport card, or even a NEXUS Card.Read Article
6 Unique Stamps for Your US Passport
Passport stamps always have sentimental value, but when it comes to aesthetics, they often come up short. But not always. Some countries have passport stamps that are like miniature works of art.Read Article
Sport Fishing in Mexico? Don’t Forget Your US Passport!
In California, deep-sea fishing boats crossing into Mexican waters have found themselves on the hook instead, as the Mexican navy boarded them and checked their passengers’ passports. According to SignOnSanDiego.com, the sport-fishing boats believed that they were complying with existing regulations that allow anglers to take short fishing trips of a day or less into Mexican waters, as long as they have a Mexican fishing license.Read Article
Your US Passport Can Take You to Japan – But is it Safe?
More than four months after an earthquake and a tsunami delivered a devastating one-two punch to Japan, the tourism industry is still reeling from the blow. Perceptions about the safety of the country (or lack thereof) are keeping many Americans away.Read Article
How Many Americans Have a US Passport?
As long as you’re an American citizen, you qualify for a US passport, which allows you to travel to almost any country in the world. But how many Americans have actually taken the government up on this offer?Read Article