US Passport

Passports for Offshore Fishermen and Sailors

Planning a deep sea fishing trip or a sail out into the open ocean? You may need to pack your passport along with your sunscreen and life jacket.

The United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty, which has been in effect since 1994, gives nations sovereignty over the waters for 12 nautical miles (13.8 miles or 22.2 kilometers) off of their coastline. This means that if you sail out of a US port, you are … Continue reading »

US Passport

Passport Information in Spanish/Información sobre Pasaportes en español


Pop Quiz: What is the official national language of the United States?

The answer is that there is no official … Continue reading »

US Passport

Preclearance: Clear US Passport Control Before you Fly Home

After a long international flight back to the United States, we can probably guess what you want to do: get … Continue reading »

Passport Renewal

What Good is an Old Passport?

If you are renewing your passport for the first time, you might wonder what will happen with your old passport. … Continue reading »

Passport Apps

Mobile Passport Apps for Travelers

You already know that your smart phone is an invaluable tool to make your life easier while you travel. You … Continue reading »

New US Passport

Biometric Passports Speed International Arrivals

Have you ever wondered what that little gold rectangle on your passport cover means? It’s the international symbol for a … Continue reading »

Add Pages to Passport

Additional Pages Service to be Discontinued

Frequent international travelers appreciate that they are able to have additional visa pages added to their US passport, but sources … Continue reading »

Passport for Minors

Passport Renewals for Children

US passports issued to children age 15 and younger are valid for only five years, so sooner or later, every … Continue reading »

Passport Requirements

Passport Requirements for Cruises

Cruises are great vacations. From the moment you step on board, you don’t have to worry about a thing – … Continue reading »

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