Whenever your passport is about to expire, you need to get it renewed. Sometimes a little trick or tip goes a long way. One of the main things that you have to avoid is, do not to throw away your passport if it has expired because you will apply for the renewal of your passport by using the old one. Here are passport renewal tips and information that might help you while renewing your passport.

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An Apostille certificate is known to be a kind of document that guarantees the origin and authenticity of an original document such as the authenticity of the seal of the stam, potential of the person signing a document etc.

Why Is an Apostille Certificate Important?

Many people ask for a query, such as passport rejected and how to apply again. This process involves the requirement of lots of documents. There are many reasons why you will need an Apostille Certificate but the most important reason is that you will require it at the time you will need to travel abroad. However, it is very important to keep in mind that this certificate cannot be used within the countries that are not being associated with the Apostille Convention, which are also commonly known as Non-Hague countries. For Example, if you are planning to visit another country, you will definitely need an Apostille Certificate to verify the fact that all documents relevant to academics are legal and valid documents. These documents will be issued by your authorised territory of jurisdiction or home country and are also made available for public reference.

Some of the examples of documents issued by government that requires authentication include:

  • Passport Copies
  • Birth Certificates
  • University Diplomas
  • Driver Licence Copies
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Transcript of School
  • Corporate Documents (e.g. memorandum, article of association etc.)
  • Adoption Papers
  • Academic Certificates

 

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Starting Dec. 27, 2021 , the cost of a U.S. passport book will rise $20 for all customers, the State Department announced last Monday. The price for a new passport or passport renewal will now be $165; a passport renewal will be $130. The expedited fee will continue to be $60.

The State Department said the fee increase is “necessary to ensure we continue to produce one of the most secure travel and identity documents in the world.”

 

Passport Fees increase

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Got a trip coming up out of the country and discover your passport is expired or maybe you need a new passport?  So,  exactly how do I apply for a US passport?  How do I get a passport fast?  What are the US passport form and requirements?  We have you covered with all of these passport services.  We've been expediting US passports for 25 years and can guide you through the process of applying for a passport and diffferent options to get a passport fast.

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How Do I apply for a us passport

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Traveling internationally this year?  You'll need to first check your passport before you plan on your fun trip!  This article covers when you are eligble to renew your passport, how to renew your passport and how fast you can renew your US passport.

Last year, more than 148 million Americans had a valid passport, which is a big increase from years in the past when just 20 years ago only 7.3 million US citizens had  passport, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs.

In 2019, the US State Department processed almost 20 million passport applications alone.  Typically, at least half are US citizens who needed to renew a passport.

How to Renew a US Passport

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Applying for a US Passport can be a daunting process, starting with trying to determine what you are eligible for and what are the requirements for a specific passport service. 

Bonus : Differences between a Passport Book and Passport Card

To start there are two types of "passports".  A US Passport book is a physical book with pages inside it for stamps and travel visas.  Books are required for air travel and are definitely the most common type of passport available.  There are more than 20 million issued every year.  Another "passport" is a US Passport Card.  Passport Cards are the size of a drivers license and are useful as a form of ID and travel via car and sea to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.

Now that we have established the difference between a passport card and passport book, let's dive into the types of services available.

Which passport service do I apply for?

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Going on a trip and suddenly realize that your need to renew your passport?  What do you do, you ask? How long does it take to renew a passport anyway?  We at Passports and Visas.com have some answers for you!

How long it takes to expedite a passport renewal depends on your date of departure and the method by which you are submitting your passport application.

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How long does it take to renew a passport

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Wondering how much it costs to renew your passport?  You came to the right place!  Let's explore the different passport renewal fees and options to obtaining a US passport renewal.

Let's start by discussing the cost of an adult US passport renewal.  A US Passport Book is a blue book that can be used for international travel via all forms of transportation (air, sea, car).  A adult passport book is typically valid for 10 years and is eligible to for a passport renewal at any time during the validity period of the passport and 5 years after it has expired.

How much does it cost to renew passport

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Getting ready for your fabulous international trip?   Now, all you need to do is pack your bags..and check to make sure you passport is still good!  You'll need to make sure your passport is valid and handy.   Applying to replace a lost passport or renew a passport in a hurry can take a little more time so lets get started and examine questions regarding how long it takes to get a passport, what makes it valid and more!

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Applying for a passport and wondering whats the best way to get a passport photo?  Where can I get a passport photo?  What are the passport photo requirements?  You have found the place for answers!

First of all, many people get "passport" photos for different reasons.  You obviously need the photo for passports, whatever your nationality is.  Next, you might need photos for a visa application.  Finally, you might need photos for general purpose or work ID's.  For this article we will focus more on US Passport photos and help you get started!

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