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Title: Expiring Passport
Post by: isaacs on May 16, 2011, 12:32:21 AM
I am planing on flying to israel for lag boamer 5/18 - 5/23 and i just realized that my passport expires in the end of June, a few people told me that i can have problems flying with a passport expiring soon.
If anybody had such a experience or knows some information about it should please advise.
thanks
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: lala on May 16, 2011, 12:34:42 AM
What is the return date on your ticket?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: isaacs on May 16, 2011, 12:36:20 AM
leaving 5/18 returning 5/23
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: elikay on May 16, 2011, 12:48:35 AM
officially they require 6 month passport but with a return ticket its probably not a problem, you might want to call the airline to see if they (the airline) will make you problems.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: isaacs on May 16, 2011, 12:59:36 AM
officially they require 6 month passport but with a return ticket its probably not a problem, you might want to call the airline to see if they (the airline) will make you problems.
is the air line the one who should give me the problems or the passport control?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: elikay on May 16, 2011, 01:02:19 AM
It is the airlines responsibility if you got to Israel when you weren't allowed (they'll have to foot the bill for the deportation). So you really need to clear both.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Chaikel on May 16, 2011, 01:19:39 AM
You should definitely make sure you have a copy of your return ticket for passport control.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Shimon on May 16, 2011, 02:57:44 AM
It is the airlines responsibility if you got to Israel when you weren't allowed (they'll have to foot the bill for the deportation). So you really need to clear both.

Do you get the miles for the flight back?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: chuchem on May 16, 2011, 07:05:03 AM
I heard of people not being let into the country in Israel. I would not take a risk and fly to Israel with a passport not valid as required. Most times you will not have a issue, but you really want a small chance of them putting you on the next flight back?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: damaxer91 on May 16, 2011, 07:23:35 AM
I know someone that was turned down (by Delta in ATL) trying to fly to TLV with a passport that had less than 6 months of validity. If yours has less than 2 months of validity I would say that the chances of any airline allowing you to fly are pretty slim. There plenty of places that can get you a new passport by Friday so why take the chance?
Title: Re: Upcoming Trips Thread: Where Are You Going And When?
Post by: AsherO on February 29, 2012, 10:00:33 PM
Pesach, going to Israel.

JFK-DME-TLV on 4/4 Carrier: UN  :-[
Returning on 4/15

Anyone know if I'll have a problem flying with a passport that expires in the second half of September 2012?
Title: Re: Re: Upcoming Trips Thread: Where Are You Going And When?
Post by: Ergel on February 29, 2012, 10:01:55 PM
Anyone know if I'll have a problem flying with a passport that expires in the second half of September 2012?
Plenty of time to get it renewed in time, why not just do it?
Title: Re: Re: Upcoming Trips Thread: Where Are You Going And When?
Post by: David B on February 29, 2012, 10:04:03 PM
Anyone know if I'll have a problem flying with a passport that expires in the second half of September 2012?

Not sure why you quoted me....

But that said, technically, your passport needs to be valid for at least six months past your dates of travel (which by the way, makes kids passports in the US a real ripoff, as they are only 'valid' for 4 1/2 years, minus the amt of time you get it before you need to go away to be safe that you'll have it in time...so get it 6 months in advance, and it's only really 'valid' for four years)
Title: Re: Re: Upcoming Trips Thread: Where Are You Going And When?
Post by: David B on February 29, 2012, 10:05:07 PM
Plenty of time to get it renewed in time, why not just do it?

I wouldn't call 4 1/2 weeks "plenty of time" when dealing with the US Passport Office
Title: Re: Re: Upcoming Trips Thread: Where Are You Going And When?
Post by: AsherO on February 29, 2012, 10:17:30 PM
Not sure why you quoted me....

But that said, technically, your passport needs to be valid for at least six months past your dates of travel (which by the way, makes kids passports in the US a real ripoff, as they are only 'valid' for 4 1/2 years, minus the amt of time you get it before you need to go away to be safe that you'll have it in time...so get it 6 months in advance, and it's only really 'valid' for four years)

What do you suggest?

Plenty of time to get it renewed in time, why not just do it?

David said it correctly:

I wouldn't call 4 1/2 weeks "plenty of time" when dealing with the US Passport Office
Title: Re: Re: Upcoming Trips Thread: Where Are You Going And When?
Post by: Dan on February 29, 2012, 10:18:41 PM
Expedited renewal?
Title: Re: Re: Upcoming Trips Thread: Where Are You Going And When?
Post by: David B on February 29, 2012, 10:22:22 PM
What do you suggest?


You can get an in person appointment when you have future travel coming that is coming too soon to to rely on the expedited mail service - and you get your passport either same day or a few days later (they may have changed it since I got mine same day).  You pay an additional fee, and also waste the better part of a day.  Not sure where you are -- the closest one to me is in Connecticut (Manhattan you should try to avoid).  There are also expediters that you can pay a fee on top of the Passport Office fees, and they bring the applications in and do the waiting for you (although I've not used one since before 9/11, so not sure if that's changed).

I would suggest dealing with it now rather than potentially being denied boarding.  It's not a guarantee that you'll have trouble travelling with the current passport -- but definitely a risk.
Title: Re: Re: Upcoming Trips Thread: Where Are You Going And When?
Post by: David B on February 29, 2012, 10:24:55 PM
You can get an in person appointment when you have future travel coming that is coming too soon to to rely on the expedited mail service - and you get your passport either same day or a few days later (they may have changed it since I got mine same day).  You pay an additional fee, and also waste the better part of a day.  Not sure where you are -- the closest one to me is in Connecticut (Manhattan you should try to avoid).  There are also expediters that you can pay a fee on top of the Passport Office fees, and they bring the applications in and do the waiting for you (although I've not used one since before 9/11, so not sure if that's changed).

I would suggest dealing with it now rather than potentially being denied boarding.  It's not a guarantee that you'll have trouble travelling with the current passport -- but definitely a risk.

State Dept is calling a 2-3 week door to door turnaround time if you pay for Overnight Mail in both directions these days.  Should be OK if you get moving.

http://travel.state.gov/passport/processing/processing_1740.html 

Here is a link with all the expedited info....

http://travel.state.gov/passport/hurry/hurry_831.html
Title: Re: Re: Upcoming Trips Thread: Where Are You Going And When?
Post by: Ergel on February 29, 2012, 10:26:01 PM
Expedited renewal?
+1 I just did a standard renewal and got it in less than 4 Weeks. I think you'd be plenty safe with an expedited which is expected in two Weeks. I don't think you need to spend your time our money to go to CT.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2012, 06:19:40 PM
Point of reference, applied for a passport at the library for my son on 02/27 and received it back on 03/10.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: AsherO on March 12, 2012, 09:23:57 PM
Point of reference, applied for a passport at the library for my son on 02/27 and received it back on 03/10.

By mail? Expedited?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2012, 09:46:45 PM
By mail. Not expedited.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Mocha on March 12, 2012, 10:09:21 PM
Point of reference, applied for a passport at the library for my son on 02/27 and received it back on 03/10.
Wow thats fast. On another not I am in the process of getting a Passport for my daughter, and when I got all the documentation ready I was flabbergasted when I got to the Post Office in Brooklyn and they told me that all the Brooklyn Post Offices only do Passports now by appointment only. Seriously?? You guys are that busy? So I called the number last Tuesday and left a message for someone to call me to schedule a time and have yet to hear from them.
The quicker we abolish the USPS the better off we'd be.
Title: Re: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Ergel on March 12, 2012, 10:11:18 PM
Wow thats fast. On another not I am in the process of getting a Passport for my daughter, and when I got all the documentation ready I was flabbergasted when I got to the Post Office in Brooklyn and they told me that all the Brooklyn Post Offices only do Passports now by appointment only. Seriously?? You guys are that busy? So I called the number last Tuesday and left a message for someone to call me to schedule a time and have yet to hear from them.
The quicker we abolish the USPS the better off we'd be.
Just drive to queens (or better yet, move out of Brooklyn), it'll be faster
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2012, 10:11:50 PM
Walked into my local library, paid them $20 via credit card and was done within 20 minutes.
Title: Expiring Passport
Post by: A3 on March 12, 2012, 10:17:56 PM
Walked into my local library, paid them $20 via credit card and was done within 20 minutes.

Paid for what?
I maid an appt in north Miami. Had all the docs ready to go.
Paid for expedited had my boys passport in < 10 days
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2012, 10:23:26 PM
For their services and postage I assume.
Title: Re: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Mocha on March 12, 2012, 10:37:31 PM
Just drive to queens (or better yet, move out of Brooklyn), it'll be faster
Don't live in Brooklyn. Queens has odd hours too and Lawrence has appointments only as well.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Ergel on March 12, 2012, 11:48:49 PM
Don't live in Brooklyn. Queens has odd hours too and Lawrence has appointments only as well.
Which one in queens.
I had no problem at this one
 FOREST HILLS 106-28 QUEENS BLVD. FOREST HILLS NY 11375
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Knaper_Chuchem on March 13, 2012, 02:48:58 AM
So I called the number last Tuesday and left a message for someone to call me to schedule a time and have yet to hear from them.
The quicker we abolish the USPS the better off we'd be.


Fyi; they provide an email address to "expedite" an appointment...

brooklyn_passport@usps.gov

You'd be lucky if it doesn't bounce back, as it did to me..

Now back to the OP topic, my friend was to travel to TLV (from JFK) this Sunday with LH via FRA, was turned away due to his passport expiring less than 6 months, on his way home he checked online, it opened a B/F seat on UA90, he changed his res, rerouted his GPS to EWR... Checked in thru a kiosk, and is now having a great time in Occupied Palestinian Territory...   
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: AJK on March 13, 2012, 09:38:44 AM
Walked into my local library, paid them $20 via credit card and was done within 20 minutes.

I'm probably missing something, but what does a library have to do with passports?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Mocha on March 13, 2012, 09:43:44 AM
Which one in queens.
I had no problem at this one
 FOREST HILLS 106-28 QUEENS BLVD. FOREST HILLS NY 11375
Rockaways
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2012, 11:20:05 AM
I'm probably missing something, but what does a library have to do with passports?
At least in CLE they process them just like USPS does and it's a whole lot more pleasant.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: AJK on March 13, 2012, 11:22:26 AM
At least in CLE they process them just like USPS does and it's a whole lot more pleasant.

Learn something new everyday. I wonder if they do that on the East Coast...
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Mocha on March 13, 2012, 11:24:26 AM
Learn something new everyday. I wonder if they do that on the East Coast...
http://carrollgardens.patch.com/articles/passport-facility-to-debut-at-brooklyn-public-library-3
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: David B on March 13, 2012, 11:40:28 AM
Learn something new everyday. I wonder if they do that on the East Coast...

In Westchester, the best place to go is the County Clerk's Office -- if there is a line, it's never a line of more than one person.  It takes longer to park and go through security (it's in the courthouse building) than it does to submit the passport app. 
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: AJK on March 13, 2012, 12:54:00 PM
Thanks guys, but I'm in North Jersey.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: mickeyg on March 13, 2012, 01:14:19 PM
AJK - There is a post office in Clifton that specializes in passports that is even open on Sundays. PM me if you need more info...
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: AJK on March 13, 2012, 01:23:14 PM
AJK - There is a post office in Clifton that specializes in passports that is even open on Sundays. PM me if you need more info...

Thanks!
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: shmooz on April 15, 2012, 11:23:31 PM
One of my kids passports is valid 6 months from date of arrival in Israel, but not 6 months from date of departure. ( a few days off). I did some research There's conflicting info whether that's good.


The US govt has this to say. I think its plainly wrong.
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1064.html
Although a passport valid for six months from the date of entering Israel is not required by the Government of Israel, airlines may prevent boarding if a traveler does not have at least six months validity on his or her passport. Please check with your airline directly.

An israeli consulate says this- Anyone entering Israel needs a passport valid for at least six months from the intended date of entering Israel.http://boston.mfa.gov.il/index.php/en/component/content/article/47-general-information/516-visa-application
You'd think that would be accurate.

This site says you need it for 6 months from date of leaving. At least that  airline required it. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13342877/ns/travel-travel_tips/t/when-your-valid-passport-isnt-really-valid/

As mentioned before-why not just renew?  its a big deal since you want to get it renewed early enough to be sure you have it in time so its really only good for about 4 years.

Anyone have anything more on this?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: BAHayman on April 16, 2012, 12:17:43 AM
One of my kids passports is valid 6 months from date of arrival in Israel, but not 6 months from date of departure. ( a few days off). I did some research There's conflicting info whether that's good.


The US govt has this to say. I think its plainly wrong.
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1064.html
Although a passport valid for six months from the date of entering Israel is not required by the Government of Israel, airlines may prevent boarding if a traveler does not have at least six months validity on his or her passport. Please check with your airline directly.

An israeli consulate says this- Anyone entering Israel needs a passport valid for at least six months from the intended date of entering Israel.http://boston.mfa.gov.il/index.php/en/component/content/article/47-general-information/516-visa-application
You'd think that would be accurate.

This site says you need it for 6 months from date of leaving. At least that  airline required it. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13342877/ns/travel-travel_tips/t/when-your-valid-passport-isnt-really-valid/

As mentioned before-why not just renew?  its a big deal since you want to get it renewed early enough to be sure you have it in time so its really only good for about 4 years.

Anyone have anything more on this?

From this (http://www.goisrael.com/Tourism_Eng/Tourist%20Information/Planning%20your%20trip/Pages/Visa.aspx) website, which is made by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Israel, found via the official Israeli Government website (http://www.gov.il/firstgov/english).
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All visitors to Israel must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date they are departing the country.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: shmooz on April 16, 2012, 03:11:39 PM
Good find, I guess I'll have to renew, can't afford to take a chance with the airlines or a border agent.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Knaper_Chuchem on April 16, 2012, 03:46:50 PM
Good find, I guess I'll have to renew, can't afford to take a chance with the airlines or a border agent.

Which airline are you flying with? If you're booking via UA and have premier status, make the return an earlier date, after arrival change back to original date.  :-\
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Yosel on April 16, 2012, 05:45:03 PM
Wow thats fast. On another not I am in the process of getting a Passport for my daughter, and when I got all the documentation ready I was flabbergasted when I got to the Post Office in Brooklyn and they told me that all the Brooklyn Post Offices only do Passports now by appointment only. Seriously?? You guys are that busy? So I called the number last Tuesday and left a message for someone to call me to schedule a time and have yet to hear from them.
The quicker we abolish the USPS the better off we'd be.
Just so u know, u can apply for a passport in brooklyn, at the Kings County Clerks office on Adams Street at window 1... no waiting. got my sons passport in 14 days regular service
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: AJK on April 25, 2012, 01:58:02 PM
Currently, expedited service says anywhere from 2-3 weeks: http://travel.state.gov/passport/processing/processing_1740.html

If I'm traveling in less than 3 weeks, but more than 2, should I just wait to go in-person?

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Need a U.S. Passport Immediately?

You should make an appointment to be seen at a Regional Passport Agency only if:

The U.S. passport is needed in less than 2 weeks for international travel
The U.S. passport is needed within 4 weeks to obtain a foreign visa
Contact the National Passport Information Center to make an appointment or locate a Passport Agency.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Ergel on April 25, 2012, 02:00:01 PM
Currently, expedited service says anywhere from 2-3 weeks: http://travel.state.gov/passport/processing/processing_1740.html

If I'm traveling in less than 3 weeks, but more than 2, should I just wait to go in-person?

I would just send it in expedited. I got it back in two weeks without doing expedited
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Dan on April 25, 2012, 02:00:56 PM
I would just send it in expedited. I got it back in two weeks without doing expedited
Same for me.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: AJK on April 25, 2012, 02:12:13 PM
Yeah, but there's a risk that way, albeit small.

I guess the safest way is to just go to the passport agency in person.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 25, 2012, 05:14:59 PM
A bit off topic I hope I get my passport back after I renew I do not wanna lose all the stamps!
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: AsherO on April 25, 2012, 05:20:36 PM
I recently traveled to Israel via DME (Moscow), my passport was less than 6 months (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7397.msg193057#msg193057) to expiration (5 months or so remaining), and I had no problems in either direction. With less than 3 months remaining you're risking it.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Yosel on April 25, 2012, 05:22:26 PM
note: for those of us who travel a lot, make sure to indicate on the top of the application that u want the 52 pages
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 25, 2012, 05:31:31 PM
note: for those of us who travel a lot, make sure to indicate on the top of the application that u want the 52 pages
you can always add pages later worse case but easier to get alot of pages to start.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Dan on April 25, 2012, 05:32:50 PM
you can always add pages later
They charge for that now.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: jack12 on June 04, 2012, 10:32:16 PM
There are some frummy places that I think are located in Brooklyn that do one day service. Does anyone have their info?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: SGF on June 05, 2012, 12:25:09 AM
any risk of coming in to the US with a passport expiring in less than 6 months?

you can always add pages later
They charge for that now.
does it cost to add pages from start as well?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: U-no-me! on June 05, 2012, 08:09:55 AM
does it cost to add pages from start as well?

Didn't cost me anymore when I renewd.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 05, 2012, 09:11:26 AM
Just checked as I am out of pages, it is 82 dollars to add pages aside from the shipping costs and hassle involved.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: JEWDA on June 05, 2012, 09:42:39 AM
What happens if you get to airport and thers no space for them to stamp?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 05, 2012, 09:56:38 AM
What happens if you get to airport and thers no space for them to stamp?
In the US they will let you in I am sure, but for other countries aside from the fact that they sometimes need full blank pages for visas, they also could deny entry if they cannot stamp you.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 25, 2012, 01:39:34 AM
In the US they will let you in I am sure, but for other countries aside from the fact that they sometimes need full blank pages for visas, they also could deny entry if they cannot stamp you.
They just stamp over them. Only problem is countries that need to print a visa.
any risk of coming in to the US with a passport expiring in less than 6 months
A US citizen does not need a passport to enter the US, although it does make things easier.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Cashman on December 08, 2012, 06:18:53 PM
My friend has a flight tommorow evening NY-TLV returning in a week with a passort expiring may 19th. What's the chance he can get through?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: AJK on December 08, 2012, 06:23:32 PM
My friend has a flight tommorow evening NY-TLV returning in a week with a passort expiring may 19th. What's the chance he can get through?

It's possible to get through, but it's entirely within Israel's right to deny him entry. Definitely should have taken care of this this past week. Not worth the risk.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 08, 2012, 06:24:21 PM
Extremely unlikely that he'll have a problem.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Cashman on December 08, 2012, 06:24:41 PM
He did not know the 6 month rule till today.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Cashman on December 08, 2012, 07:13:42 PM
Extremely unlikely that he'll have a problem.
Thanks
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: bades on December 08, 2012, 07:18:48 PM
I know someone that was turned down (by Delta in ATL) trying to fly to TLV with a passport that had less than 6 months of validity. If yours has less than 2 months of validity I would say that the chances of any airline allowing you to fly are pretty slim. There plenty of places that can get you a new passport by Friday so why take the chance?

How do u know about the 2 month rule?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: sky121 on February 21, 2013, 06:26:15 PM
How much in advance can you renew a passport?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Shkop on August 08, 2013, 03:09:42 PM
Helpful tip:

I am renewing my passport...I see that someone mentioned that he paid to get pages added to his passport so please be advised that when renewing or first time for adult or minor there is a box to check off on the form if you would like to receive the 52 page passport "for those who frequently travel abroad," versus the standard 32 page. No proof of frequent travel is required and the option is available at no additional cost.

If you need to add some pages to a current passport that you are not renewing you will need to shell out $82 bucks, so even if you do not think you will need it since you barley travel, who cares? just check the box for the free expanded passport so that just in case you start flying a lot you will be good to go.

(Just wondering, since I do not plan on leaving the U.S. any time soon, I will be renewing through the mail -unexpedited. Suppose while the passport is away I have an urgent need to leave is there anything to do?)
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: WhyAich on August 09, 2013, 06:56:05 AM
Helpful tip:

I am renewing my passport...I see that someone mentioned that he paid to get pages added to his passport so please be advised that when renewing or first time for adult or minor there is a box to check off on the form if you would like to receive the 52 page passport "for those who frequently travel abroad," versus the standard 32 page. No proof of frequent travel is required and the option is available at no additional cost.

If you need to add some pages to a current passport that you are not renewing you will need to shell out $82 bucks, so even if you do not think you will need it since you barley travel, who cares? just check the box for the free expanded passport so that just in case you start flying a lot you will be good to go.

(Just wondering, since I do not plan on leaving the U.S. any time soon, I will be renewing through the mail -unexpedited. Suppose while the passport is away I have an urgent need to leave is there anything to do?)

And then carry a book with you every time you travel 😜

I've had the expanded version. It's pretty nuts, but yeah it's worth it.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Shkop on August 09, 2013, 03:54:12 PM
its 24 more pages, i wouldn't call that a book. Its just a thicker pamphlet
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: puddles on October 04, 2013, 11:57:12 AM
Im renewing my passport. Anyone know if I can ship to the passport agency via UPS? If I need to use USPS is priority maiil okay? Should I insure??
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: mgarfin on October 17, 2013, 05:02:28 PM


Fyi; they provide an email address to "expedite" an appointment...

brooklyn_passport@usps.gov

You'd be lucky if it doesn't bounce back, as it did to me..



I know this is old but as I just spent some time finding this and this post is misleading i'll correct it?


The corect email for a passport appontment in brooklyn is  brooklyn_passports@usps.gov

Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Ergel on October 17, 2013, 07:25:28 PM

I know this is old but as I just spent some time finding this and this post is misleading i'll correct it?


The corect email for a passport appontment in brooklyn is  brooklyn_passports@usps.gov
I guess you would had to have been really lucky for it not to bounce back ;)
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: ilherman on January 20, 2015, 10:25:54 AM
Any recent data about getting turned away at the airport for having a passport expiring within 6 months?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: @jack123 on February 18, 2015, 04:00:30 PM
is the 6 month rule an american thing or really because of the foreign country? if i have an israeli passport (or teudat maavar), do still need to worry about my american passport expiring within 6 months?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Myccrabbi on February 18, 2015, 04:16:41 PM
is the 6 month rule an american thing or really because of the foreign country? if i have an israeli passport (or teudat maavar), do still need to worry about my american passport expiring within 6 months?
For entering / leaving America yes.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: elya on February 18, 2015, 05:23:51 PM
I was denied boarding a UA flight to israel a couple months ago with 4 months left on my passport.
Even self check in didn't work.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: shmooz on November 20, 2015, 08:55:07 AM
I need a new passport and i see the option to get an expanded for no charge. So why not? You cant add pages for free anymore once its issued.

My thinking is that i dont really need it since i mostly travel to tlv and they dont stamp and neither does the US if you use global entry. So my passport is pretty empty.

I am guessing it must be bulkier so why bother.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Josef.koney on November 20, 2015, 01:40:49 PM
Thanks for ur train of thought lol
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Knaper_Chuchem on November 20, 2015, 01:51:02 PM
Thanks for ur train of thought lol
Well, his name fits him perfectly...
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: yochiek93 on November 20, 2015, 02:44:48 PM
I need a new passport and i see the option to get an expanded for no charge. So why not? You cant add pages for free anymore once its issued.

My thinking is that i dont really need it since i mostly travel to tlv and they dont stamp and neither does the US if you use global entry. So my passport is pretty empty.

I am guessing it must be bulkier so why bother.
What did you do at the end
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: PillanSmye on November 21, 2015, 05:34:44 PM
I've used A Briggs for expedited processing before. Both to add books, and for renewals.

A little spendy, but easy and fast
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: flyingBlue on November 23, 2015, 12:10:26 AM
Walked into my local library, paid them $20 via credit card and was done within 20 minutes.
$20??? why are they asknig me above the $100 by USPS??
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: ckmk47 on November 23, 2015, 12:24:17 AM
$20??? why are they asknig me above the $100 by USPS??
I think the $20 was the library's fee.  The passport fees are in addition.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: tzifanya54 on November 23, 2015, 12:42:26 AM
Thanks for ur train of thought lol
Lol. We could almost see the wheels turning... :)
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Venilla on January 21, 2016, 09:27:31 PM
Do I need to have 6 months left on my passport when traveling to Canada?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: yitrap on January 21, 2016, 09:53:17 PM

Do I need to have 6 months left on my passport when traveling to Canada?
Flying or driving?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Venilla on January 21, 2016, 10:09:48 PM
Flying or driving?
Flying.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: Ergel on January 21, 2016, 11:00:56 PM
Do I need to have 6 months left on my passport when traveling to Canada?
No
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: yudamaan on April 18, 2018, 12:36:50 AM
Do I need to have 6 months left on my passport when traveling to Europe?
It seems like from most places online, that 3 month from the date of departure of the visiting country is enough. However then I came across this https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Austria.html (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Austria.html) which states "Six months beyond planned date of departure from the Schengen area".
Does anyone here have any experience?
Thank you
I have a Canadian passport in case that makes a difference.
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: nescafe on January 16, 2019, 03:41:15 PM
is the 6 month rule an american thing or really because of the foreign country? if i have an israeli passport (or teudat maavar), do still need to worry about my american passport expiring within 6 months?
@jack123 
What did you end up doing? Booking a ticket for someone in the same situation
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: jose34 on August 24, 2019, 06:10:34 PM
Flying TLV BUD with a US passport expiring in 2 months would I have a problem?
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: chff on August 24, 2019, 10:12:48 PM
Flying TLV BUD with a US passport expiring in 2 months would I have a problem?
https://www.traveldoc.aero/
Title: Re: Expiring Passport
Post by: jose34 on August 25, 2019, 06:25:53 AM
https://www.traveldoc.aero/

Thanks!