Monday, March 13, 2017
Did You Know?
Speaking of Passports...
Did you know...
US passports are made with an amazing 60 different materials provided by 16 vendors.
Benjamin Franklin is considered to have one of the first recorded US passports, according to the Smithsonian.
In 2016 the US Department of State issued 18.7 million passports. There were 131.8 million valid passports in circulation. In 2017, 18 million of those are set to expire.
The US was the first country to issue machine readable passports. This happened in 1981.
The President of the United States is required to travel with a passport.
All US citizens are required to use US passports when entering the United States, even if they hold dual citizenship.