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Attention! Soon, Expired US Passports Can No Longer Be Used to Travel to the US

Written by Charlie

The time for using expired US passports to return to the US is about to end! Get those passports renewed soon!

During the shutdown of passport processing agencies (due to Covid), the US State Department had instituted a new exception. This leeway on expired passports is now about to end.

Expired US Passports Can Soon No Longer Be Used for US Travel

The exception was that cancelled US passports could be used to return to the US. This had to be done on flights that flew direct to the US from a foreign country and only worked with US passports. This was a nice exception for people who were not able to get their passports renewed due to the agency shutdowns and the delays in returning to the US during Covid.

However, now that most things are back to normal, the US State Department is ending this exception. As of June 30, US passport holders can no longer used expired US passports to return to the US. Passports are again being processed in a timely manner so if you have a passport that is set to expire soon, get it taken care of now!

You can always go direct to a US Passport agency for a passport to be issued in just days if you have travel coming up in the next couple of weeks. But, do not plan to leave the US with a passport that is set to expire! Also, remember that many countries require a passport to be valid for at least 3 or 6 months before the expiration in order to enter the country.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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