Getting a Pass on Travelling Abroad

Passport day 2013


Absorbing the wonders of distant lands is a beneficial experience for those who travel abroad. Before venturing off to distant lands, however, there is one key document everyone is required to get, and tomorrow happens to be the perfect time to do it.

To celebrate the benefits of passports in international travel, the Postal Service is holding a Passport Day in the USA event tomorrow at select postal facilities. These special events will be available at many convenient locations nationwide, and represent a good opportunity to obtain that necessary international travel document.

A passport provides proof of citizenship and permits exit from a home country and entry into foreign countries around the world. No document other than a passport can be used for international travel.

To apply for a passport, you’ll need to bring identification from one of the following sources to verify U.S. citizenship:

– Previously issues, undamaged U.S. passport

– Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county, or state

– Consular report of birth abroad or birth certificate

– Naturalization certificate

– Certificate of citizenship

A photo ID is also required from one of the following sources:

– Previously issues, undamaged U.S. passport

– Naturalization certificate

– Valid drivers license

– Current government ID (city, state, or federal)

– Current military ID

For more information on applying for a passport, click here. To find a specific postal facility participating in a passport event near you, click here.

For more information on international travel, travel warnings, and passports applications, go to,


1 Comment

  1. Grannybunny

     /  March 8, 2013

    Thank you for listing the requirements; that’s helpful.

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