Do you know how to get a passport?
Before you set out to apply for a visa for travel, you must know how to get a passport.
Your passport, an official Government document obtained from the United States Department of State, serves as an proof of identity and is also crucial to verify your citizenship.
Since January 23, 2007, you need to obtain a valid
passport for travel not only to distant foreign countries but also to travel between U.S.
and Canada, Central America, South America, Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
Although the current passport rules apply only for air
travel, travelers will be expected to carry a passport even for crossing land
borders from January 1, 2008. These changes in regulations will apply to all
American citizens who have returned from other countries.
In case you have changed your name, you will have to furnish a certified copy of the legal document that confirms your name change along with your photographs.
Submission of passport application is pretty simple and you
may either visit the passport agency personally to submit the form or you
may also mail it to a recognized passport facility. In case you prefer to mail
your application, make sure that you attach an identity proof with your
Make sure that the entire application procedure is in tune
with the U.S. Passport Application and Renewal Guide, which is a vital document.
Passport fees (as per U.S.
Department of State as on March 8, 2005)