Category Archives: News

Passport News Roundup: Photo Update and More

Welcome to the latest Passport News Roundup!  In today’s edition, we’ll be focusing on the new US State Department rule for passport photos.   We’ll also be exploring your new options for applying for a new passport this November.  There are new passport acceptance facilities that have opened in some places, and in others, passport fairs have been scheduled to let you apply for your new passport outside of standard business hours.  Read on for … Continue reading »

No Toilet, No Passport and Other Passport News From Around the World

At, our main focus is United States passports, but we also keep an eye on passport news from around … Continue reading »

Getting a Passport? Take Off Your Glasses!

In our recent article about the State Department’s #PicturePerfectPassport campaign, we let you know that the US government was about … Continue reading »

What Is a Passport Seizure?

The recent Summer Olympics in Rio didn’t just set records in swimming and weightlifting – there were a record number … Continue reading »

Cruise Control – Technology Speeds Cruise Ship Arrivals

More than 11 million passengers board cruise ships in the US every year. That means that 11 million people also … Continue reading »

Breaking News – Second Valid Passports Valid Four Years

Globetrotters, jet-setters, and road warriors rejoice – the US State Department has just changed the validity of second valid passports! … Continue reading »

Passport News Roundup – Mobile Passport Control and Passport Acceptance Facilities

The month of May has drawn to a close, so it’s time for a roundup of all the month’s passport … Continue reading »

New Passport Requirements for Italy, France, and Beyond

Before you pack your bags for your summer travel, you’d be wise to check the passport requirements for your destination! … Continue reading »

Entering the US Without a Passport? You May Be Fined!

Think you can pop across the Canadian or Mexican border for a day trip without a passport? Think again. Under … Continue reading »

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