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American Passports Going Digital

December 15, 2021 • 11:32 am CST
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The U.S. government announced on December 13, 2021; several much-needed enhancements are coming to the passport process.

The White House issued a statement saying 'Americans will be able to renew their passports securely online, saving time from having to wait and the effort and cost required to print, go to a post office and use a paper check.'

This new online process will be done with safety and security.

While no launch date was given for this change, the U.S. Department of State has progressed with its passport modernization efforts.

Travelers can now get their questions answered immediately by using one of the self-service tools.

And they can check online for your passport status.

The following passport wizard prepares Americans to apply for a U.S. passport, whether it's your first time applying, you need to renew, or you want to get a passport for your child. 

Furthermore, special passport fairs are scheduled across the United States to help Americans apply for their passport. 

Most events are for first-time customers and children using Form DS-11 to apply.

Check out the list of upcoming events at this weblink.

Expand each monthly events tab and use the search tool at the top to find an event near you. Events are ordered by date first and then alphabetized by state.

New passport events are added weekly!