Why You Should Renew Your U.S. Passport PRONTO


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If your U.S. passport is expiring this year, we wrote this post for you.

Even if you weren’t aware, since 2006 and 2007, there have been changes in travel rules to our neighboring countries: Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico since 2006-2007. This means, there will be an added amount of people renewing their passports expiring either during this or next year.

SEE ALSO: 5 Places Where Your Passport Screams: “Steal Me!”

Furthermore, U.S. Department of Homeland Security also issued a statement:

Starting January 22, 2018, passengers who have driver’s licenses issued by a state that is not yet compliant with REAL ID and that has not received an extension will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel. Please see TSA’s website for a list of acceptable forms of identification. Passengers who have licenses issued by a state that is compliant or that has an extension to become compliant with REAL ID requirements may continue to use their licenses as usual. For a list of states already in compliance or with an extension visit DHS’s REAL ID webpage. DHS continually updates this list as more states come into compliance or obtain extensions.

Travelers with state driver’s licenses that do not meet REAL ID requirements will need passports as an alternative form of I.D. It’s not a surprise, we should expect even more travelers applying for passports this year.

Because of the overwhelming amount of applicants for new (USD $135) and renewed passports (USD $110,) the State Department is prompting travelers to start the process early this year.

When does your passport expire? Check now, better be safe than sorry.

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