How to Get a PassportNeed to get your first US passport? Much easier than you might think, provided your US citizenship is fairly straightforward... learn how to do it:
How to Rush a Passport YourselfNeed a passport in a hurry? You absolutely can get one, and you absolutely do not have to pay someone else to get you a passport in a hurry. This writer has done it (I got a passport the same day I applied, and I did it myself). Learn how to do it:
How to Check on Your Passport StatusThe government provides a simple way to check on your passport application status online -- eases your mind as the countdown to travel approaches. Learn how to do it:
Where Do You Need a Passport?The answer is a bit more complicated than it seems -- you do not need a passport to drive to Mexico or Canada, for instance, provided you have a PASS card or, if you live in the right state, and enhanced driver's license, or a military id, or... yeah, not that uncomplicated; Learn about it:
- Do I Need a US passport in Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean?
- Do I Need a Passport for Puerto Rico?
- What's a PASS Passport Card?
Learn More About Travel DocumentsLearn which travel documents you may need for student travel -- tourism and work visa, id, travel immunizations record and international driver's license -- where and when you'll need them and how to get them.
- All About Travel Documents
Learn specifically about Mexico travel documents, about Mexico and Canada travel and the new passport rules, and about the new PASS card and other possible passport "substitutes,", too.
Enjoy the journey!
You may also want to learn about new current passport rules, where you need a passport and the PASS passport card and other passport substitutes news; you also may want to know about getting an expedited passport fee refunded.