It is a real adventure to travel to different parts of the world. Even in these times since 9/11, there are still places in the world that are a real treat to visit. Beautiful countries with exotic cultures and interesting foods and customs. But if you never have traveled, you have never owned a passport. This article will teach you how to get a United States passport so you can hurry and get to the part of the world you have never seen before.
You will need to get the proper forms from the government to arrange for a passport. You should be able to get these forms at any United States Post Office. If you don’t feel like going there to get the proper forms then just go to the appropriate government website to download or print them off. You can’t use any special paper. No paper used can be anything that is shiny. Make sure that it is medium weight too.
You are going to need to follow the instructions on the first two pages of the forms to the letter. Remember, these forms are for traveling abroad. If you have printed the forms off from the internet, you must make sure that they are printed off on standard paper that has no holes in it. Just your normal copy paper will do, and it has to be in black and white. No color printing or copies are allowed to be used as formal documents.
You are going to have to prove your citizenship while getting a new American passport. Just by looking and sounding American will not do the job. Take a United States birth certificate with you that you received from your county or city of birth. In no way will a copy of this work.
Sometimes people are not able to use a birth certificate due to them being born in another country and then brought here to be raised. In this case, you can use a naturalization certificate. If this cannot be found, then use a certificate of citizenship.
Proving identity is important. You need to prove that you are who you say you are. Use an old passport that you have had in the past. But no torn or very worn out ones will work. Again, use a naturalization or certificate of citizenship. Always make sure you have a good driver’s license with you too. That may be needed in this process. A government or military identification card is very helpful.
Make sure that there are two pictures of you taken. No formal clothing is required, just wear what you would normally wear during the day, and no hats please. If you normally wear glasses, then, make sure you wear those. Again, the post office is the place to handle all of this, since they have so much experience.
Have a social security card with you if you don’t know your number, and make sure you have the right amount of money for the new passport fee. You have just learned how to get a pass port.