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REAL ID Not Needed For Domestic Flights until 2018

January 12, 2016Digital illustration of luggage, credit cards, airplane and globe

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Friday that Real ID-compliant identification, such as a passport or a driver's license from a Real ID-compliant state, will not be required to fly domestically until 2018.READ MORE

Extra Visa Pages no Longer Issued Effective January 1, 2016

November 19, 2015

The U.S. Department of State will no longer add visa pages into U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016. Previously, U.S. passport holders had the option to pay for the insertion of additional 24-page visa inserts when valid passports lacked adequate space for entry or exit visa stamps. The decision to discontinue this service was made to enhance the security of the passport and to abide by international passport standards.READ MORE

 

News

  • The holidays are an excellent time to take care of all of your passport needs!

  • AURORA, CO – A new “mega passport” center is opening in Aurora and will serve the needs of thousands of passport seekers a year.

  • Hurricane Season in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico – “Know Before You Go!”

  • The U.S. Department of State is celebrating Passport Awareness Month during September by launching an “Apply Early” campaign for U.S. citizens thinking about renewing their current passports or applying for the first time.

  • The U.S. Department of State mailed letters on June 9 to a limited number of U.S. passport customers whose personal information may have been compromised. The letter provides specific details regarding the breach of personal information, how to contact us for further assistance, and guidance on how to protect yourself from identity theft.

  • On Saturday, May 16, the Department is hosting a Passport Acceptance Day at the Washington Passport Agency from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This event will offer appointments (call 1-877-487-2778) and walk-in services for applicants using Form DS-11 (all first-time applicants, all minors, and applicants who are not eligible to use Form DS-82). Passport processing time is four to six weeks. Expedited processing, will call service, and same-day passport issuance will not be available.

  • Due to inclement weather, the following passport agencies are closed to the public today, Thursday, March 5, 2015: The Washington Passport Agency, the Special Issuance Agency (Washington, D.C.), the Arkansas Passport Center (Hot Springs, AR), the Dallas Passport Agency, and the Philadelphia Passport Agency. Any applicant with an appointment at one of these facilities that has not already been rescheduled should contact the National Passport Information Center to reschedule at 1-877-487-2778. We apologize for any inconvenience. This site will be updated as information regarding additional Passport Agency closings becomes available.

  • Due to inclement weather, the Atlanta Passport Agency and the Arkansas Passport Center (Hot Springs, AR) will be closed to the public today on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Any applicant with an appointment at this facility that has not already been rescheduled should contact the National Passport Information Center to reschedule at 1-877-487-2778. We apologize for any inconvenience. This site will be updated as information regarding additional Passport Agency closings becomes available.