Sunday, June 19, 2016
Passports and You
There has been a ton of information on travel sites about passports in recent months. I've even written a bunch about them.
Here are some reminders and some new info.
In 2007 it became mandatory to have a passport for travel between the US and Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Those expire 10 years from the time they were issued. If an influx of travelers applied for their first passport in 2007 or 2008...those will be expiring soon. That means there will be a bunch of people renewing their passport.
Since the passport offices can only handle so many renewals every day...check your expiration date now and get ahead of the rush.
Also, check out information on the Real ID Act. You can read more about it here https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief.
If you're from California or several other states...you need to keep aware of this. Don't panic...just pay attention to what is happening with driver's licenses.