How Often Do Passports Expire?

  • How long is a passport valid for?
    • Adults 10 Years
    • Children 5 years
  • What are the differences between adult and child passports?
  • How can you check the expiration date of your current passport?

What to Do if Your Passport is Expired

If you’re in the U.S., there are two ways to renew your passport:

  • You can apply through the mail or by visiting an application acceptance facility (like a post office).
  • If you need to travel within two weeks, it’s best to apply in person at an application acceptance facility. Otherwise, it takes about six weeks for your new passport to arrive by mail.
    If you’ve lost or had stolen your passport, there are several things that need to happen before getting another one:
  • Report the loss or theft immediately–the State Department will invalidate the old document and issue a replacement as soon as possible.
  • If this happens while abroad, contact the nearest U.S embassy or consulate immediately so they can help facilitate getting back into America safely without having any problems upon entry into our country again!

Tips for Renewing Your Passport

Before you can renew your passport, you’ll need to gather the required documents. The most important thing is to make sure that all of these are up-to-date and accurate. If they’re not, it could delay the process or cause problems later on down the line when it comes time for renewal.
Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A completed application form (Form DS-82)
  • Two identical passport photos with white background
  • Proof of U.S citizenship (e.g., birth certificate)
    Once you have gathered all these items together, it’s time to fill out an application form and submit your passport application!

Costs of Renewing a Passport

The cost of renewing your passport is determined by the number of pages in your current passport, and how many additional pages you need. The standard price for this service is $110 per application. If you’re applying for a new passport because yours was lost or stolen, it will cost $135 instead–but this fee is waived if you can provide proof that the previous document was stolen from its original owner (for example, a police report).
Passports with fewer than 16 pages cost less than ones with more; however, if yours has been damaged or mutilated in any way since it was issued (by water damage or fire), then it’s going to be considered “damaged” and will require an additional fee of $35 on top of whatever else applies based on how many pages are left blank after being torn out by accident during travel abroad (or other reasons).

Expediting Your Passport Renewal

Expediting your passport renewal is the process of getting a new passport quickly. There are a few reasons why you may want to expedite your renewal:

  • You’re traveling soon and need a valid passport in order to do so (and you don’t have time for standard processing).
  • Your current passport has expired, but there’s still time left before it expires. This can be useful if you plan on using your existing visa or entry stamps when applying for another one in the future–and don’t want them invalidated by an expired document.
  • You lost your original document and need a replacement as soon as possible so that no one else has access to it (such as thieves).

Traveling with an Expired Passport

If you need to travel with an expired passport, there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, it’s important to know that if your passport expires while you’re abroad and you don’t have time to get it renewed before returning home, the U.S. government will not allow entry into the country unless you have another form of identification (like a driver’s license) with which they can verify who you are. So if this happens and there’s no way around it–say, because your flight leaves right away or something similar–you should make sure that someone has made arrangements for picking up their mail at home while they’re away so they can receive any important documents like visas or new passports when they return home later on in life!
Second: It’s also worth noting here that although most countries require travelers entering their borders via air travel show proof of citizenship such as an unexpired passport or birth certificate (or both), some may accept other forms such as military ID cards instead; however these policies vary from country-to-country so check ahead before making plans for traveling abroad!

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