I just renewed my US passport, why does it look different? Introducing the Next Generation Passport!

The new passport is a modernized U.S. passport book, which we started issuing in 2021.  While our previous electronic passports are secure, the Next Generation Passport book uses new technologies to produce a more robust passport with enhanced security features, such as a polycarbonate data page, laser-engraved personalization, and updated artwork.  These improved security features …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Extension of Direct Return to the U.S. with Certain Expired U.S. Passports

If you are overseas and your U.S. passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until June 30, 2022. You qualify to travel on your expired passport if all the following are true: •        You are a U.S. citizen. •        You are currently …

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Ask the Consul – Passport Renewal by Mail

The American Citizen Services unit at Embassy Santo Domingo now accepts U.S. ten-year passport renewal applications for eligible adults.   You may renew your passport by mail if your ten-year passport is undamaged, issued when you were 16 years of age or older, issued within the last 15 years, and issued in your current name (or …

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Dominican Republic Entry Requirements

A valid U.S. passport is required for all U.S. citizens seeking to enter or transit through the Dominican Republic.  Authorities have not made any exception to this policy for travelers arriving from Puerto Rico.  Dominican immigration authorities will deny entry to persons arriving without a valid travel document.  Neither commercial airlines nor the San Juan/Santo …

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