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Avoid Making These 5 Surprising Passport Mistakes

November 16 2018

Common Passport Mistakes


If you’re traveling abroad, there are tons of passport mistakes that might hold you up at security. Some of these mistakes are easily avoidable, while others might just surprise you!

  1. Not checking the expiration date
    While this seems obvious, it’s also easily overlooked. Ensure your expiration date is far enough in the future, because some countries won’t accept passports that will expire in six months!

  2. Waiting too long to apply
    While expedited shipping is available, it still takes $60 more and three weeks.

  3. Not correctly filling out the form
    Luckily the correction process is free for typo’s made to your passport.

  4. Not updating your name after a change
    Passports don’t automatically update, so when a name change occurs you’ll have to go through the renewal process.

  5. Having too many stamps
    Who would of thunk it? Some countries have a requirement for the amount of blank pages that travelers have in their books.