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Passport Demand Study

October 17, 2013

The U.S. Department of State’s Passport Services Directorate, via our contractor, The Logistics Management Institute (LMI) and their subcontractor, STR, is currently conducting the Passport Demand Forecasting Study, which is a voluntary nationwide study being carried out to estimate the overall demand for passport products.READ MORE

  • CDC Contact Information on U.S. Passport Books no longer in service.

  • This summer, London will host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. American visitors will join millions of others from around the world, descending on London in a celebration of sport. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will bring together athletes from 205 countries competing in 26 different sports.

  • Inaccurate press reports about travel between Puerto Rico and mainland United States

  • Do you think you are a Victim of Identity Theft?

  • Beginning April 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of State will require the full names of the applicant’s parent(s) to be listed on all certified birth certificates to be considered as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for all passport applicants, regardless of age. Certified birth certificates missing this information will not be acceptable as evidence of citizenship. This will not affect applications already in-process that have been submitted or accepted before the effective date.

  • As of October 30, 2010 the United States Department of State does not accept Puerto Rican birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010 as primary proof of citizenship for a U.S. passport.

  • New passport fees for the U.S. Passport Book, the U.S. Passport Card, and other passport services went into effect on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.

  • A limited number of U.S. Passport Cards issued on March 29, 2010 were found to be defective and therefore invalid at land border crossings or sea ports of entry. Affected individuals are being contacted and provided with passport card replacement procedures. The number of defective cards issued is 658.

  • Proposal rule for new passport fees was published in the Federal Register on February 9, 2010. 30-day public comment period to follow.