Do not leave home without one, find out if you need to get a passport for your vacation!! Check the links listed below for information and details on how to obtain a U.S. Passport
Passport Application Links:
Please click on the link below to print a passport application or a renewal passport application. It is very important to read ALL of the requirements carefully as the instructions are very specific. At this time, please allow 6-8 weeks for applications to be processed and to receive your actual passport for travel.
Renewal Passport: http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/renew/renew_833.html
(Re-Application is an option for passengers who have had their passport less than one year and have had a name change due to marriage or other reasons. There is no charge for this form BUT you must qualify with terms listed in this link)
To view status of a current passport application already submitted for processing: http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/status/status_2567.html
Passports are now an important part of your Caribbean, Mexico, and Cruise Vacations....
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
Areas that fall under the WHTI: CANADA - MEXICO - BERMUDA - THE CARIBBEAN REGION (includes 17 regions)
For more information on this and other travel related items, click on this link: http://www.dhs.gov/western-hemisphere-travel-initiative
Visa/Country Entry & Exit Requirements
For information concerning Visa requirements for any country, click on the link below and enter the country that you will be going too. This link will also inform you of any travel advisories posted for that country if there are any.
Link: Visa Requirements