- 1 Can I fly back to my home country with an expired passport?
- 2 What do I do if my passport expires while I’m abroad?
- 3 How can I travel with an expired passport?
- 4 What do I do with an expired returned passport?
- 5 Is there a grace period on expired passports?
- 6 Can I travel back to Nigeria with an expired passport?
- 7 Can I travel if my passport expired a month ago?
- 8 How strict is the 6 month passport rule?
- 9 Will TSA accept an expired passport?
- 10 Why didn’t I get my old passport back when I renewed?
- 11 Why do I have to send my old passport back?
- 12 Should I destroy old passports?
Can I fly back to my home country with an expired passport?
Recently expired passports cannot be used to travel from the United States to an international destination or to travel to a foreign country for any length of stay longer than an airport connection en route to the United States or to a United States territory.
What do I do if my passport expires while I’m abroad?
If your passport will expire while you are away due to an extended stay, you can renew your passport at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general.
How can I travel with an expired passport?
Expired passports that will be considered OK for travel must not be damaged and must have been originally valid for 10 years. Additional criteria may still apply and Americans should check their passport status online before making final travel arrangements.
What do I do with an expired returned passport?
Yes, in most cases, we will return the old, canceled passport to you. The old passport may be sent separately from your new passport. We recommend keeping your old passport in a safe place as it is considered proof of your U.S. citizenship.
Is there a grace period on expired passports?
My passport is expired, is there a grace period to renew it? Yes, you have five years from the expiration date to renew your passport as long as it was a 10-year passport (does not include temporary or child passports). This is the expiration date of your passport.
Can I travel back to Nigeria with an expired passport?
US nationals: United States citizens must have a passport valid for six months after date of arrival. A visa is required. However, no visa is required for former nationals of Nigeria with a valid foreign passport and an expired Nigerian passport.
Can I travel if my passport expired a month ago?
Answer: Your passport is valid until the date of expiration. The only problem may be the entry requirements of the country or countries you plan to visit. Many countries require your passport have 3 to 6 months validity remaining before they will allow you to enter or issue a travel visa.
How strict is the 6 month passport rule?
Most countries will not permit a traveler to enter their country unless the passport is set to expire at least six months after the final day of travel. That means if your passport has less than six months remaining until the expiration date, you should renew it right away.
Will TSA accept an expired passport?
“If your driver’s license or your passport, or whatever form of ID you’re planning to use at the checkpoint, is expired, TSA will accept that document for up to one year past the expiration date,” says Dankers.
Why didn’t I get my old passport back when I renewed?
The cancelled passport will be sent separately from the renewed one. Because they are sent separately, the two documents usually arrive on different days. If the renewed passport arrives first, don’t get anxious about getting the old passport back. It should arrive within a day or two.
Why do I have to send my old passport back?
Yes, your old passport will be returned unless it is deemed to be damaged by the UK Identity & Passport Service (IPS). The passport will clearly indicate that it is invalid and it is important that you advise whether any valid visas remain in the passport before applying for it to be renewed.
Should I destroy old passports?
Never simply throw a passport away. Even if the government has canceled it, it could still be used by thieves to commit forgery or identity theft. Do not destroy a passport unless it has been officially canceled. Even if it is expired, you may need to present it to a passport agency in order to obtain a replacement.