VIP Passports and Visa Services
2012 Louisiana Houston, Texas 77002
1.800.876.8472 or 713.659.8472
We are located right next door to the united states passport office in downtown Houston. VIP Passports works closely with the Houston passport agency to help obtain your passports as quickly as possible. VIP Passports has been in business for over 28 years.
US Passports: Facts You Should Know
Obtaining your US Passport is just one step to international freedom. While it is necessary for traveling to foreign and often exotic destinations for business or pleasure, you may be surprised to know it does not give you free reign to every country you dream or need to visit. A US Passport is an international identification card, and as such, simply owning one does not necessarily mean that the destination country will allow you to enter their country.
There are many interesting facts when it comes to US Passports. Take a look at a few of our favorite “need to know” facts!
Entering & Leaving
You do NOT need a US Passport to leave the United States, but you do need a US Passport to reenter the United States. While you can enter many foreign countries without a US passport, you will find it difficult to reenter your home country if you do not possess your US Passport.
Stolen & Lost US Passports
Millions of travelers find they are without their US Passport while out of the United States. Almost every case of missing passports are not due to theft. Most people lose their US Passports innocent enough. If you want to avoid losing your US Passport, you should always carry your passport securely in a location set aside for this important document.
Only remove your passport when it is necessary. Once it has been used, you can place the passport back in its safe location. Most people lose their passport by laying it down to get a drink or to pick up something such as a small child. Then they neglect to pick the passport back up.
If you do lose your passport, you need to report the loss immediately even if you will not need your passport for a long time.
Many people will discover that they cannot travel to some countries with a new passport. Some countries demand a passport that is at least six months old. While this can be a hassle, you will find that having your passport is a good idea even if you do not plan on traveling. For instance, a passport can be used as identification in the United States as well in such locations as banks and other financial institutes.
Children & Passports
Rules are extremely strict when it comes to children obtaining passports. Both parents are required to give their consent. Divorce papers are required, and the child custody agreement is extremely important. This means that if you are wanting a US Passport for your child or children, you should plan ahead. A last minute rush job for a child’s passport is not an easy process. Plus, you will be helping your child get his or her first form of identification making it easier to obtain state identification cards at a later date.
If you want to receive a passport, you need to plan ahead. Just knowing a few facts will definitely help you get what you need and in the timeframe you need it.
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