A United States passport is an official government document issued by the United States Department of State. A United States passport certifies an individual's identity and U.S. citizenship. A passport is an internationally recognized travel document and it allows the passport holder to travel abroad and return to the United States. A valid United States passport may be used to enter most foreign countries. U.S. Citizens may also apply for the new Passport Card and have both a U.S. Passport Book and Passport Card.
Some U.S. citizens hold dual citizenship, which means that an individual holds another citizenship besides U.S. citizenship. There are advantages and disadvantages of having dual citizenship and a second passport. However, in most cases dual citizenship is not a problem when renewing your passport since the U.S. government allows dual citizenship.
|IMPORTANT WARNING AND LEGAL DISCLAIMER
- The U.S. Immigration Support (the website where this guidance sheet comes from) does not issue passports. Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to issue United States passports.
- The U.S. Immigration Support does not submit applications on behalf of applicants. Deluxe Passport Express (this website) does submit applications on behalf of applicants. An application fee will be applied in these circumstances.
- The U.S. Immigration Support (the website where this guide came from) publishes the "United States Passport Application and Renewal Guide". The application guide describes how U.S. citizens can submit a passport application on their own and without the use of an agent or third party. The application guide is available for a fee.
- APPLICATION FEE: The purchase price of the U.S. Passport Application and Renewal Guide does NOT include any government fees. There are additional Government fees such as the Passport Application Fee and Execution Fee, which is paid directly to the U.S. Department of State if the application is filed with a Regional Passport Agency.
Why replace your United States passport?
If your passport has been lost, stolen, altered, mutilated, or damaged, you should request a new U.S. passport as soon as possible. Note that individuals with altered or mutilated passport may risk prosecution under the law: Section 1543 of Title 22 of the U.S. Code.
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