New Passport Rules

Did you know there are new passport rules?  You have always needed a passport for travel to and from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America but starting today, June 1, you must have a passport to go from the US to Mexico, Canada, the Carribean and Bermuda.  Obviously, there are a few honeymoon hot spots among those and this change could present an issue for some newlyweds.  You will need to plan ahead as getting a passport can take up to 8 weeks!  Here is what you need to do so your travel goes off without a hitch – well, at least the in and out of the country part:

Step 1: go to travel.state.gov and fill out the application form.  Super simple, just fill it in and then print it out.

Step 2: head to nearby a photo lab – CVS, Walgreens, Kinko’s, etc – and have a pretty picture taken.

Step 3: take completed form, pretty pictures, a certified copy of your birth certificate, some money and yourself to a post office that offers passport application services (click here to find your nearest location).  They will send it off for you.

Step 4: wait.

Step 5: have a fantastic time on your honeymoon knowing that you will be able to get back into the country once your honeymoon is over!

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