Passport & Visa FAQs

What Should I do with old passport?

At this general faq section you will find general passport we will be listing questions and answers for question that are not in any of the other section such as passport renewal faq and new passport faq.

The following contains information about applying in person when obtaining your first United States passport. To find out more information about additional passport-related issues, consult either the FAQ section or the “Search” bar at the top of the screen.

How can I renew a child’s minor passport?

Growing up isn't easy. Hundreds of times a week do we receive frantic inquiries regarding children outgrowing their child passports expiration dates. For applicants trying to figure out if they...

Is it true that my passport is only valid for 5 years?

Question:Is it true that my passport is only valid for 5 years? I got it when I was 15 years old and I would like to know when I should...

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How long does a passport application take to process?

Question:I am in sort of a rush. How long does a passport application take to process? Will it be longer than a month and a half? If so, I may...

Is there any way that I can be provided with a list of Passport Application Acceptance Facilities?

Question:Is there any way that I can be provided with a list of Passport Application Acceptance Facilities? I would like to know which facilities I live closest too. A passport...

How Long Does It Take to Get a Passport?

How long does it take to get a passport? This will vary depending on a number of different factors such as regular or expedited processing. For starters, the time of...

I applied for my passport 10 years ago and it is now expired. I will travel to Europe in the summer and would like to know how I can renew my passport.

Well to begin with, you are on the right track with getting your passport renewed before going Europe. There will be various ways in which you can renew your passport,...

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What Happens if You Change Your Name?

In the event of a name change, you will have to apply in person if you cannot provide legal documentation regarding that name change.

How long does a passport application take to process?

Question:I am in sort of a rush. How long does a passport application take to process? Will it be longer than a month and a half? If so, I may...

Where to Find Passport Acceptance Facilities?

Where to Find  Passport Acceptance Facilities? I live in Arkansas and I would like to know where the closest facility is so I can apply for my passport. A passport...

How does U.S. Passport Help Guide works?

U.S. Passport Help Guide is a private company, and not affiliated with any government agencies we provide passport expediting services to individual who are traveling within 14 days or 30...

How Long Does It Take to Get a Passport?

How long does it take to get a passport? This will vary depending on a number of different factors such as regular or expedited processing. For starters, the time of...

Do I need a to get a passport?

All U.S. citizen needs to obtain a valid passport in order to enter and re-enter the United States.

Is there a certain time limit that needs to be reached before I can apply for a passport after becoming a US citizen?

We compliment you on becoming a United States Citizen. Since you are a United States citizen, you are able to apply for a United States passport. The information that is...

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What are the criteria for a family member to sponsor a relative overseas for a work visa?

Since your relative will be applying for a work visa, your circumstances will be a little different. An applicant that is applying for a work visa will need to be...

If I already have a work visa and I am working in the US, if I decide to go to school. Could I switch from work visa to student visa?

If you are currently in possession of a B-1 or B-2 visa with non-immigrant status, and wish to enroll in classes, you can accomplish that by applying for F-1 or...

I am looking to apply for an immigrant visa. Where do I find information to obtain an immigrant visa?

If a traveler will be immigrating to the United States for purposes that are more permanent than temporary, then an immigrant visa may be for them. With an immigrant visa,...

I possess a US passport and a Canadian passport. Which passport would be recommended for my flight to the US?

Since you have both a United States Passport and a Canadian passport, this means you have dual citizenship. Since you will be traveling to the United States and possess a...

Are the Fraud Prevention and Detection fees mandatory when applying for my L-1 Blanket Visa?

Any applicant who is the primary applicant of a blanket L-1 visa petition will need to pay the Fraud Prevention fees and Detection fees. The amount will be determined by...

What is a I-20 form used for? I think I might need one but I am not completely sure what its purpose is. Please assist me on more information about the I-20.

When the form I-20 is granted, it is granted to a student that was admitted into a degree-granting program at a college or at a university. After being granted a...

How Would I be Able to Obtain Multiple Visas?

If you wish to apply for multiple visas, you should complete as fully as possible one DS-160 visa application form and pay for that one visa application form thus allowing...

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My lost Passport, What to do.

QUESTION:   I am almost certain that I left my passport in a cab but the driver says that there was no passport found. What is recommended to do in this...

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Is there a certain time limit that needs to be reached before I can apply for a passport after becoming a US citizen?

We compliment you on becoming a United States Citizen. Since you are a United States citizen, you are able to apply for a United States passport. The information that is...

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How long does a passport application take to process?

Question:I am in sort of a rush. How long does a passport application take to process? Will it be longer than a month and a half? If so, I may...

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Where can the rules that apply to passport photographs found?

Questions:I am becoming a professional photographer and I would like to add to my portfolio some passport photographs. Where can the rules that apply to passport photographs found? Information can...

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After renewing my passport will I be able to keep my old passport?

Questions:I am renewing my passport and I have very fond memories of the places I have traveled. Will I be able to keep my old passport? We oftentimes receive these...

I applied for my passport 10 years ago and it is now expired. I will travel to Europe in the summer and would like to know how I can renew my passport.

Well to begin with, you are on the right track with getting your passport renewed before going Europe. There will be various ways in which you can renew your passport,...

My Current Passport is Stamp with Destinations that I want to Keep. Would I be able to Keep my Current Passport?

Question My passport is stamped with a lot of destinations that I want to keep for memories. Is there any way that I can keep my expired passport that I...

What are the Benefits if I Obtain a Second Passport?

Question What benefits will I reap if I obtain a second passport? Answer There are a substantial amount of benefits when you obtain a second passport. Firstly, some foreign countries...

Renewal of expired passports

QUESTION:   I am traveling to Rome in a couple of months and my passport is expired. How does a renewal of expired passports work? Will I be able to get...

Applied for my passport when I was 19 years old. How long would the passport be valid?

I applied for my passport when I was 19 years old. How long will the passport  be valid? Since you obtained your passport at the age of 19, the passport...

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I possess a US passport and a Canadian passport. Which passport would be recommended for my flight to the US?

Since you have both a United States Passport and a Canadian passport, this means you have dual citizenship. Since you will be traveling to the United States and possess a...

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As an applicant, I was asked to provide ‘strong ties’ and I am not too sure what this means. What is considered a strong tie?

The terminology “strong ties” pertains to whether or not the travelers has something strong enough for them to go back to in their original country. See below for and example...

Is there any way to qualify for the visa waiver program? Are there guidelines that need to be met before I can qualify for the visa waiver program?

The visa waiver program will allow citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States without obtaining a visa for 3 months or less, if all conditions have been...

I have been denied my visa under section 214(B) and I would like to know if this would be permanent.

Within Section 214(B) it states “Every alien shall be presumed to be an immigrant until he establishes to the satisfaction of the consular officer, at the time of application for...

Am I allowed to be in the US if my Visa expires? My aunt has fallen very ill while I was over here and she can go at any time.

If you have a visa that is going to expire in the United States while you are in the United States, you will not necessarily run into any difficulties. The...

What is the Visa Waiver Program?

What is the Visa Waiver Program? This program was spearheaded by  United States Department of State, is an initiative that enables citizens or nationals of certain countries.  This program is...

I forget to hand in my I 94 form when I left the United States: What should I do?

If you have exited the United States by commercial air or by sea carrier, such as a cruise ship, then you will not need to take additional action. This is...

What are the benefits to using the SEVIS system? I would like to use the SEVIS system but want more information about it first.

What are the benefits of using the SEVIS system? The SEVIS is a component of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program or SEVP. They are a part of the National Security Investigations...

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