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.

Student Visa – Could I switch from work visa to student visa?

Question:  If I currently have a work visa, can I switch from my work visa to a student visa?   Answer:  If you are currently in possession of a B-1...

Blank Visa Page – How to add visa pages to a passport book?

QUESTION:   I am traveling to China on an emergency and I have one blank visa page in my passport book. Is that good enough for my travel? ANSWER:   We are...

Visa Pages – How many blank passport visa pages can I travel with?

QUESTION:   My upcoming trip is to Spain. I would like to know how many blank passport visa pages I should have in my passport before going to Spain with my...

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US Passport – 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...

Minor Passport – 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...

Validity on the Passport – What is the validity of my passport if it was given to me at 19?

Question:  I applied for my passport when I was 19 years old. What is the validity on the passport I have? Answer:  Since you got your passport at the age...

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Passport?

How long does it take to get a passport? This is a common question by our readers and we would explain it further below. Usually, processing time depends on many factors...

Passport Application – How long does a passport application takes to process?

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

Renew Your Passport – My Passport expired and now how can a renew my passport?

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

Acceptance Facilities – Is there any way that I can get a list of Passport Application Acceptance Facilities?

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

Traveling Abroad – How do I apply for a passport before traveling abroad?

QUESTION: I have never been outside the US. before. I have a trip plan to Spain and I want to know how to apply for a passport before traveling abroad?  ...

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US Citizen – Is there a certain time limit before I can apply for a U.S. passport?

Question:  Is there a certain time limit that needs to be reached before I can apply for a passport after becoming a US citizen?   Answer:  We compliment you on...

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.

Acceptance Facilities – Is there any way that I can get a list of Passport Application Acceptance Facilities?

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

Passport Acceptance Facilities – Where to Find Passport Acceptance Facilities?

Question: 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. Answer:...

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...

Passport Office – Where can I find a passport office?

QUESTION:   I have a question about where I can locate a passport office. Are they relatively hard to find? I live in Ohio and I would like to know where...

How long is a passport valid?

A passport is valid for 5 years for children, and 10 years for adults. Some country have a 6 months validation rules as all travelers need to have more than...

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Student Visa – Could I switch from work visa to student visa?

Question:  If I currently have a work visa, can I switch from my work visa to a student visa?   Answer:  If you are currently in possession of a B-1...

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

Question:  Are the Fraud Prevention and Detection fees mandatory when applying for my L-1 Blanket Visa?   Answer:  Any applicant who is the primary applicant of a Blanket L-1 Visa...

Multiple Visas – How Would I be Able to Obtain Multiple Visas?

Question:  How Would I be Able to Obtain Multiple Visas?   Answer:  If you wish to apply for multiple visas, you should complete as fully as possible DS-160 visa application...

Immigrant Visa – Where do I find information to obtain an immigrant visa?

Question:  I am looking to apply for an immigrant visa. Where do I find information to obtain an immigrant visa?   Answer:  If a person wants to migrate to the...

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

Question:  What are the criteria for a family member to sponsor a relative overseas for a work visa? Answer:  Since your relative will be applying for a work visa, your...

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

Question: I possess a US and Canadian passport. Which passport would be recommended for my flight to the US? Answer: Since you have both a US and Canadian passport, this...

Form I-20 – What is the purpose of I-20 form and what is it used for?

Question:  What is Form I-20 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...

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Found Passport – What to do when you find a passport?

QUESTION:   Recently, I found a passport in my bar. This happens very often since many tourists visit my bar in New York City, and sometimes they leave their passport on...

My Lost Passport – What must I do if I loss my passport?

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

Lost Passport – What is the process to Apply For A Lost United States Passport?

QUESTION:   My brother lost his passport and I want him to come visit me in Austria. So, how can I advise him on getting a new passport to replace the...

Passport Acceptance Facilities – Where to Find Passport Acceptance Facilities?

Question: 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. Answer:...

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Traveling Abroad – How do I apply for a passport before traveling abroad?

QUESTION: I have never been outside the US. before. I have a trip plan to Spain and I want to know how to apply for a passport before traveling abroad?  ...

Validity on the Passport – What is the validity of my passport if it was given to me at 19?

Question:  I applied for my passport when I was 19 years old. What is the validity on the passport I have? Answer:  Since you got your passport at the age...

Passport Acceptance Facilities – Where to Find Passport Acceptance Facilities?

Question: 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. Answer:...

Passport Office – Where can I find a passport office?

QUESTION:   I have a question about where I can locate a passport office. Are they relatively hard to find? I live in Ohio and I would like to know where...

Acceptance Facilities – Is there any way that I can get a list of Passport Application Acceptance Facilities?

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

US Citizen – Is there a certain time limit before I can apply for a U.S. passport?

Question:  Is there a certain time limit that needs to be reached before I can apply for a passport after becoming a US citizen?   Answer:  We compliment you on...

US Passport – 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...

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Passport Application – How long does a passport application takes to process?

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

Passport Card Fees – How does the Passport Card Fees Structured?

  QUESTION:    My passport card should be arriving very soon and I was wondering how does the Department of State derives passport card fees? Hence, any information is welcome....

Lost Passport – What is the process to Apply For A Lost United States Passport?

QUESTION:   My brother lost his passport and I want him to come visit me in Austria. So, how can I advise him on getting a new passport to replace the...

Passport Acceptance Facilities – Where to Find Passport Acceptance Facilities?

Question: 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. Answer:...

Traveling Abroad – How do I apply for a passport before traveling abroad?

QUESTION: I have never been outside the US. before. I have a trip plan to Spain and I want to know how to apply for a passport before traveling abroad?  ...

Passport Office – Where can I find a passport office?

QUESTION:   I have a question about where I can locate a passport office. Are they relatively hard to find? I live in Ohio and I would like to know where...

Acceptance Facilities – Is there any way that I can get a list of Passport Application Acceptance Facilities?

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

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Traveling Abroad – How do I apply for a passport before traveling abroad?

QUESTION: I have never been outside the US. before. I have a trip plan to Spain and I want to know how to apply for a passport before traveling abroad?  ...

Passport Photographs – 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? Answer:...

Passport Acceptance Facilities – Where to Find Passport Acceptance Facilities?

Question: 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. Answer:...

Passport Office – Where can I find a passport office?

QUESTION:   I have a question about where I can locate a passport office. Are they relatively hard to find? I live in Ohio and I would like to know where...

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Lost Passport – What is the process to Apply For A Lost United States Passport?

QUESTION:   My brother lost his passport and I want him to come visit me in Austria. So, how can I advise him on getting a new passport to replace the...

Passport Acceptance Facilities – Where to Find Passport Acceptance Facilities?

Question: 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. Answer:...

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Renewal of expired passport – How does the renewal of an expired passport works?

QUESTION:   I am traveling to Rome in a couple of months and my passport has expired. How does the renewal of expired passport works? Will I be able to renew...

Old Passport Book – After renewing my passport will I be able to keep my old passport book?

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 book? Answer:  We...

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

Question:  My passport has stamps from a lot of destinations that I want to keep for memories. Is there any way that I can keep my old passport that I...

Passport Acceptance Facilities – Where to Find Passport Acceptance Facilities?

Question: 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. Answer:...

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...

Validity on the Passport – What is the validity of my passport if it was given to me at 19?

Question:  I applied for my passport when I was 19 years old. What is the validity on the passport I have? Answer:  Since you got your passport at the age...

Renew Your Passport – My Passport expired and now how can a renew my passport?

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

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

Question: I possess a US and Canadian passport. Which passport would be recommended for my flight to the US? Answer: Since you have both a US and Canadian passport, this...

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Passport Card Fees – How does the Passport Card Fees Structured?

  QUESTION:    My passport card should be arriving very soon and I was wondering how does the Department of State derives passport card fees? Hence, any information is welcome....

Passport Card Versus Passport Book – Should I get a Passport Card instead of a Passport Book?

QUESTION:  I travel a lot to Canada and I was wondering if I should obtain a passport card instead of a passport book. Will the card be less expensive than...

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SEVIS System – What are the benefits to using the SEVIS system?

Question:  What are the benefits of using the SEVIS system? I would like to use the SEVIS system but want more information about it first.   Answer:  The SEVIS is...

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

Question:  I have been denied my visa under section 214B and I would like to know if this would be permanent?   Answer:  Within Section 214B it states “Every alien...

Waiver Program – Is there any way to qualify for the visa waiver program?

Question:  Is there any way to qualify for the visa waiver program? Also, are there guidelines that need to be met before I can qualify for the program?   Answer:...

Strong Ties – 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?

Question:  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?   Answer:  The terminology...

Visa Pages – How many blank passport visa pages can I travel with?

QUESTION:   My upcoming trip is to Spain. I would like to know how many blank passport visa pages I should have in my passport before going to Spain with my...

Burroughs Visa – Is Indefinite Validity Visa or Burroughs Visa good forever? Does this visa expires?

Question:  Is Indefinite Validity Visa or Burroughs Visa good forever? Does this visa expires?   Answer:  A Burroughs Visa is good for 10 years after its issuing date. The visa...

K-1 Visa – Can you recommend different sources of information pertaining to K visas?

Question:  I am applying for a K-1 Visa and I would like more information about it. Can you recommend different sources of information pertaining to K-1 Visa?   Answer:  The...

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