|Passports & Visa Information – Get Your Passport Ready!A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies the identity and nationality of the bearer. A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries. Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to grant, issue or verify United States passports.
New Passport Requirements
Implemented on January 23, 2007, ALL PERSONS traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean region are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States.LAND AND SEA TRAVEL
The following summarizes information available on the Department of Homeland Security’s website.
JANUARY 31, 2008
Click here to get complete details on New Requirements for Travelers including a list of “other accepted documents” from U.S Department of State.
Note: This does not affect travel between the U.S. and its territories. U.S. citizens traveling between the U.S. and Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa will continue to be able to use established forms of ID.
First time passport applicants need to apply in person. Note – all persons must have their own passports, including infants. Click on the link above and read through thoroughly. We want you to be able to go on your trip, so allow quite a bit of time to get things in order. Usually, it takes about six weeks, but it would be wise to apply six months ahead of time so that everything is in order for your planned trip.
Travel warnings are issued as necessary and unless otherwise specified, and are in effect until the State Department issues either a new warning or a notice that the current warning will expire.